There is a new Audi TT RS
Coupé and a new Audi TT RS Roadster that is being showcased at the Beijing
Motor Show in China which begins on April 25, 2016 to May 4. The car engine is
going to perform better with a 400hp output. Traction too has been improved in
this car, thanks to the quattro drive. As the sporty spearhead of the TT
series, the new TT RS is to be marketed under the Audi Sport label. Sales in
Europe will begin in fall 2016.
“The new aluminum
five-cylinder engine delivers 400 hp, which is 60 hp more than its
predecessor,” says Dr.-Ing. Stefan Knirsch, Audi Board Member for Technical
Development, adding that “Together with the quattro drive, it ensures sporty
driving pleasure with maximum traction. Audi uses Matrix OLED technology in the
rear lights for the first time.”
Audi has further developed the
five-cylinder engine in all areas – with lightweight construction measures,
reduced internal friction and increased power delivery. As a result, the turbo engine gains a good 17 percent
increase in performance at an unchanged capacity of 2,480 cc. At 400 hp, it is
more powerful than ever before. The maximum torque of 480 Nm is available
between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. Cylinders positioned directly beside each other
and far away from each other fire in alternation. This brings with it a very
special rhythm. The TT RS Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds,
the Roadster in 3.9 seconds – this corresponds to the level of a supercar. Audi
regulates the top speed at 250 km/h, or at 280 km/h upon request.
The forces of the 2.5 TFSI
engine flow via a seven-speed S tronic, which shifts at lightning speed, to the
quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Its multi-plate clutch distributes the power
freely between the axles. This provides strong grip and immense driving
pleasure. The wheel-selective torque control makes handling even more agile and
safe. Using the Audi drive select system, the driver can influence the quattro
drive and other components such as the steering, S tronic, engine
characteristic and exhaust flaps. The four modes available for this are
comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual.
In addition to its light
weight, the Audi TT RS has its sporty chassis to thank for its outstanding
handling. The direct steering provides close contact with the road and makes it
a pleasure to drive challenging winding stretches. At the front axle,
ventilated and perforated steel discs are in action behind the 19-inch wheels –
or 20-inch forged lightweight wheels as an option. Alternatively, lighter and
particularly abrasion-resistant carbon-fiber ceramic discs are available. At
the back, a steel monoblock disc is used. As an option, Audi supplies RS sport
suspension plus adaptive dampers in magnetic ride technology. In this case, the
damping characteristics can be influenced electronically. The control
technology is integrated into the driving dynamics system known as Audi drive
For the first time in a
series-production Audi, Matrix OLED technology (organic light emitting diode)
is used in the rear lights as an option. These emit an extremely homogeneous,
high-contrast light. The light can be continuously dimmed, it does not cast any
shadows and does not require any reflectors – this makes the OLEDs in 3D design
efficient, light and visually impressive. Each rear light contains four
wafer-thin units which become smaller from the inside out. The biggest bears
the TT logo and the four Audi rings. The TT RS has LED rear lights and LED
headlights as standard. Alternatively, the latter are available as
intelligently controlled Matrix LED units.
Large air inlets, a single frame
grille with a newly designed honeycomb grille and quattro logo, a fixed rear
wing and two large, oval exhaust tailpipes – the new TT RS Coupé and the new TT
RS Roadster exude concentrated power. Along the flanks, aerodynamically-shaped
side sills emphasize the dynamic design. Both models measure 4.19 meters in
length, 1.83 meters in width and 1.34 meters in height.
Inspired by racing cars: the
Controls and display in the
new TT RS are focused completely on the driver. All information is displayed as
standard on the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-inch screen. The
driver can choose from three views, including a special RS screen that
highlights the rev counter and provides information on tyre pressure, torque,
and g-force, among other things. The Audi virtual cockpit also displays a
shift light which informs the driver that the engine speed limit has been
reached. For the first time in the RS portfolio, the RS sport leather
steering wheel with shift paddles has two operating satellite buttons for
turning the engine on and off as well as the driving dynamics system known as
Audi drive select, in addition to multifunction buttons. This means that the
driver’s hands stay on the wheel at all times. The driver can influence the
exhaust flap control via the sound button on the centre console.
Audi also offers a huge amount
of high-end infotainment technology. The options include MMI navigation plus
with MMI touch including free text search and natural voice control, as well as
the Audi connect online module with Wi-Fi hotspot. Using Audi phone box,
compatible cell phones can be charged inductively and paired with the onboard
antennae for optimal reception. The new Audi smartphone interface technology
displays selected apps from the cell phone directly in the Audi virtual
cockpit. The Bang & Olufsen sound system is a highlight for fans of
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