The transmission also features a launch control mode that cuts 0.3s off the TT RS Coupe’s 0 to 62 mph time, offering the vehicle a time of 4.3 seconds for this sprint. The car’s top speed remains electronically limited at 250 km/h (155 mph), with customers being able to remove this as an option.
As for the fuel consumption, the TT RS Coupe now returns a figure of 27.67 U.S. mpg (8.5 liters per 100 km), an improvement over the manual version’s 25.5 mpg (9.2 liters per 100 km).
We’ll remind you that the TT RS is powered by a 2.5 liter five-cylinder turbocharged TFSI engine that delivers 340 hp between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 450 Nm (331,9 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. The unit sends its power to the road via a quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system.
The Audi TT RS S Tronic has a starting price of EUR58,300 ($79,739) for the coupe and of EUR61,150 ($83,647) for the roadster. Audi hasn’t made it clear whether the new version will also be available on the U.S. market or not.
“The seventh gear is configured as a high-geared overdrive which reduces engine speed, thus cutting fuel consumption. In addition, a launch control function offers virtually perfect acceleration from a standing start, with maximum turbo power and minimum wheel spin,” stated the press release.