2009 Audi TT-S will start at $45,500 (USA)
Audi of America will soon bring to the U.S. market a pair of models that will comfortably sit atop of the current TT range.
Available at $45,500 for the 2009 Audi TT-S Coupe and more impressive $47,500 for the TT-S Roadster model, the vehicles will sport a turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI engine capable of producing 265 hp and 258 lb-ft (349Nm) of torque and delivering 24 mpg of combined fuel economy.
Equipped with the fast S-tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox, the cars will be able to break the 60mph barrier in only 4.9 seconds and will have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.
So, the sporty toy car will be 0.6 seconds faster in reaching the 60mph time than the BMW 135i Convertible, which is equipped with a more powerful 300hp, 300lb-ft twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter engine.
The list of standard equipment includes Audi’s trademark Quattro all-wheel drive, trendy magnetic ride system featuring “Sport” and “Normal” modes, xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, quad exhaust pipes, painted brake calipers and exclusive to the TTS brand 18-inch wheels with summer tires.
Not too bad, even considering the price.
2009 Audi TT-S Roadster photos:
See also: Audi TT Clubsport Quattro design study