Interestingly, the North American version of the TT RS is more powerful than its European sibling as the 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder TFSI engine is said to deliver 360-horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque between 1,650 and 5,400 rpm. The European market model is rated at 340HP and 450 Nm (331.90 lb.-ft.) of torque.
Power is channeled to all four wheels through Audi’s quattro system and a 6-speed manual gearbox. The brand with the four-rings says the TT RS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96km/h) in just 4.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 174mph (280km/h).
The TT RS also gets the Audi magnetic ride, which allows the suspension characteristic to be actively altered, bespoke 19-inch alloy wheels, a fixed rear wing, prominent body sills and exterior mirror housings in matte aluminum.
Standard features include special interior appointments such as the contoured 3-spoke sport multifunction steering wheel, aluminum door sills with the RS logo, and RS-specific interior door handles, along with 10-way power sport front seats with three-step heating, leather seat coverings, brushed aluminum interior inlays, and available LED ambient lighting.
Specifications ENGINE: Type: 2.5 liter turbocharged, in-line five-cylinder, spark-ignition engine with TFSI direct injection, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts [DOHC], turbocharger with intercooler. Arrangement: Front mounted, transverse Bore: 3.25 in (82.5 mm) Stroke: 3.65 in (92.8 mm) Displacement: 151 / 3.25 / 3.65 (2480 / 82.5 x 92.8) Compression ratio: 10:01 Fuel: Unleaded Super, 95 RON (unleaded regular, 91 RON, as an alternative with slight reduction in performance) Horsepower (SAE): 360 hp @ 5,500 - 6,700 rpm (265 kW) Max. torque: 343 lb-ft @ 1,650 - 5,400 rpm (465 Nm) ENGINE DESIGN: Cylinder block: Cast iron Cylinder head: Aluminum Valve train / intake: DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: Battery: 380 amp, 80 amp/hr Alternator: 140 amp DRIVETRAIN: Transmission: 6-speed manual, fully synchronized Gear ratios: 1st 3.570 2nd 2.160 3rd 1.890 4th 1.430 5th 1.160 6th 0.097 Reverse 4.500 STEERING: Type: Eletromechanical steering with speed-dependent power assistance Ratio: 16.9 : 1 Turns (lock-to-lock): 2.9 Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 35.96 ft (10.96 m) SUSPENSION: Front: MacPherson strut (gas charged) with aluminum 3-point lower control arm, aluminum sub frame, tubular anti roll bar, track stabilizing steering roll radius Rear: Four-link rear suspension with separate spring/shock absorber arrangement BRAKES: Service brake: Dual-circuit brake system with diagonal split, ESC, hydraulic brake assistant, front and rear disc brakes ventilated Front size: 14.6 in (370 mm) Rear size: 12.2 in (310 mm) Parking brake: Mechanically actuated at the rear wheels WHEELS (standard only): Size: Aluminum, 9Jx19 TIRES (standard only): Size: 255/35 R19 Y BODY: Material: Hybrid ASF construction: Lightweight construction concept, which is a mixed construction using aluminum and steel Corrosion protection: Multi-step anti-corrosion protection CAPACITIES: Engine oil: 6.9 qt (6.5 l) Fuel tank: 15.90 gal (60 l) EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 97.2 in (2,468 mm) Track front / rear: 61.2/ 60.9 in (1,555/ 1,546 mm) Overall length: 165.3 in (4,198 mm) Overall width: w/o mirrors 72.5 in (1,842 mm) Height: 53.1 in (1,348 mm) Curb weight, quattro: 3306 lb (1500 kg) Drag coefficient: 0.32 INTERIOR DIMENSIONS: Seating capacity: 2 + 2 Head room front / rear: 37.7/ 32.6 in (957/ 829 mm) Shoulder room front / rear: 53.2/ 47.5 in (1,352/ 1,206 mm) Leg room front / rear: 41.1/ 29.3 in (1,044/ 743 mm) Int. vol. (EPA) front / rear: 47.7/ 26.2 cu ft Luggage capacity standard / seats folded: 13.1/ 24.7 cu ft (290/ 700 l) PERFORMANCE: 0-60 mph 4.1 Top speed 174 mph EFFICIENCY/ENVIRONMENT: EPA estimate: City mpg: Not available at present time Highway mpg: Not available at present time Combined mpg: Not available at present time