First Video of New Audi TTS's 310 HP Engine on the Road

Speaking totally subjectively, German car companies make the best compacts in the world. The A45 AMG and BMW M135i have pretty much cornered the market with their powerful engines and killer looks, not to mention their price tags. But Audi has something that could be even better.
Audi TTS on the road in Hungary 1 photo
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
The third generation TT coupe is not yet ready for mass production, but it's going to hit the market in a few months and we think it could be an all-time great. It's not quite as powerful as the other cars we mentioned, having only 310 hp from a 2-liter engine, but it looks really good, has shed quite a lot of weight and is just as fast as the Mercedes and BMW.

The TTs has always been pretty, cute, very popular, but never a true sportscar, if we exclude the TT RS. This new model changes all that with probably the best interior in the business, a sharp outer look and plenty of technology. Everything that lights up does so using LEDs. We like the finish on the grille and the strip of light connecting the taillights, all the time knowing that the digital speedometer doubles as a navigation system.

This clip was shot on April 30 by Youtuber JueGreg in Budapest, Hungary. It's gone relatively unnoticed until now, but it's the first one where you can hear the new 2-liter TFSI engine from up close. This is almost the same unit as in the S3 family, but it makes 310 PS, 10 more than the S3 and 40 more than the old TTS. The active exhaust system features butterfly valves and sounds decent considering this is a 4-cylinder.

Linked to an S-tronic twin-clutch gearbox and quattro all-wheel drive, the new TTS will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, which makes it faster than a Porsche Cayman S. Of course, it will not be as fun on the edge as a Porsche, but the Audi is going to be slightly cheaper at about €50,000 and will get excellent fuel economy: 7.1 l/100km on the combined cycle, equivalent to 164 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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