The Audi TTS Roadster is built on Audi TT stylish drop-top by increasing production to 265 hp, with a standard adaptive suspension and adding more aggressive sheet. The changes do not completely transform the roadster into a sports car, although it should still prove appealing to those looking for a fast convertible with a well-appointed cabin and lots of flavor. Buyers not looking for open-top driving can opt for the Audi TTS Coupe. The Audi TTS wins an optional Competition Package for the latest model year. Instead of the fashionable but hard retractable hardtop used by some rivals, the Audi TTS Roadster uses a folding top, which saves weight and can obtain supplies in just 15 seconds.
Audi TTS Roadster Interior
Inside the Audi TTS Roadster keeps reputation for finely crafted cabin with a simple but elegant dashboard and quality materials throughout. Vestigal rear seats of the coupe were lost in the transition between hardtop and convertible, is no big deal, so little would sit so narrow space voluntarily. More importantly, the convertible eats up a significant amount of cargo space, albeit a respectable 8.8 cubic feet stay.
Audi TTS Roadster Engine
The Audi TTS Roadster power comes from a tuned version of the venerable turbocharger and direct 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine of the VW Group. The engine good for 265 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque – compared to the standard Audi TT, the 45 more ponies, but exactly the same amount of torque. The exclusive partner of engine include quattro all-wheel drive Audi and a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The setup is capable of completing benchmark sprint in just 5.1 seconds.
The Audi TTS Roadster, rated fuel economy at 22 city and 31 highway miles per gallon. The high-tech Audi magnetic ride damper system is the standard. In this system, tiny magnetic particles circulate in the oil in the shock absorbers. When voltage is applied to them, to change the damping characteristics within milliseconds. This adaptive system promises enhanced level of ride comfort and handling, even if it does not quite turn the TTS Roadster into a true performance machine.
Audi TTS Roadster Features
The Audi TTS Roadster comes standard with heated and electrically adjustable leather / Alcantara sport seats, a 12-speaker, 255-watt AM / FM / CD / Sirius XM Bose sound system with AUX and USB inputs, single-zone climate control, Bluetooth Smartphone connectivity, xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, a leather-wrapped, flat bottom multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles, LED interior lights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Options include heated leather sports seats,, a navigation system with real-time traffic information, a six-disc CD changer and an ultrasonic parking assist system. The Audi TTS Roadster carbon package brings a front splitter and rear diffuser. The Black Optic package includes stygian exterior trim and 19-inch 15-spoke alloy wheels in titanium finish. Finally, the new Competition Package brings black brake calipers, fixed rear spoiler, the model-specific alloy wheels and leather seats with contrasting stitching. Cars with the Competition Package feature can only be ordered in Imola yellow or gray nimbus.
Audi TTS Roadster Safety
Each Audi TTS Roadster model is equipped with two front, side and knee airbags, traction and stability control systems and electronic brake pressure distribution.
Audi TTS Roadster Competitors
The Audi TTS Roadster can against the BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and Porsche Boxster international purchases.