Audi TT 2.0 TDI Now Available With quattro AWD for €41,250

They're calling the Audi TT RS a €60,000 supercar. So what does that make the TT 2.0 TDI quattro? Probably a €41,250 mini GT.
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The current and third generation of the TT certainly doesn't look that fresh anymore, especially in comparison to the S5 Coupe. But while Audi has ignored the styling, it has steadily made upgrades to the powertrain department. So the hairdressers have plenty of choices.

About a year ago, a new entry-level engine was added in the form of a 1.8 TFSI. And now, the most frugal engine, the 2.0 TDI, has been made available with all-wheel drive.

It's the same Haldex 5 system that was available on the TT 2.0 TFIS and TTS. When it senses the front wheels are slipping, it engages and sends up to 50% of available torque to the back wheels. Audi says that the quattro works together with wheel-selective torque control and an intelligent software for the ESC.

The engine itself remains the same, a 2-liter with a turbocharger large enough to make 184 PS and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. For the record, it's the same engine available on the Golf GTD. But while the VW model is FWD-only, the Skoda Octavia RS 2.0 TDI has been available with AWD since last year.

As for the €41,250 price of the car, it's a daunting one, to say the least. But you have to consider that the 6-speed S tronic auto gearbox is fitted as standard. The same goes for the €43,650 roadster version. But still, the configuration is about €800 more expensive than with a 231 PS gasoline engine, and this isn't the sort of car you do a lot of miles in.

Audi claims a combined fuel consumption of 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers (45 mpg US). This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 137 grams in the coupe and 142 grams for the roadster.

The funny thing is that the biggest rival for this TT configuration might be another Audi. If you option up the brand new TT with its 190 PS 2-liter TDI, a 7-speed S tronic and quattro, it ends up costing €45,500. What's more, its claimed fuel consumption is lower at 4.4 l/100km.
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