Saturday, November 6, 2010
Audi tt review
the Audi TT handsomely executed interior left no discernible traces of the car's rather humble VW Golf roots.
Named after the Tourist Trophy motorsports event held on the Isle of Man (in which a predecessor of the Audi brand competed), the "Audi TT" is not quite a sports car, not quite a sport coupe or roadster. The Audi TT has the low-slung look and feel of a sports car, but its dynamic personality is closer to that of a luxury sport coupe.
The greater majority of consumers, however, who desire a sporty coupe or roadster with energetic performance and a heavy accent on style, should be more than happy with the Audi TT.
The Audi TT is available as a 2+2 hatchback coupe or a two-seat roadster convertible. Quattro all-wheel drive and a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission (S tronic) are standard.
Standard features include leather/faux suede upholstery, Bluetooth and satellite radio, while items like heated 10-way power seats, a navigation system, a Bose stereo and nifty baseball glove-style leather stitching are options. Past Audi TT Models
The current Audi TT was redesigned for the 2008 model year and represents the second generation. It also offers a more powerful four-cylinder engine.
Prior to 2010, the Audi TT could be equipped with different powertrain options, specified as the TT 2.0T (the same as the current model) and TT 3.2. The TT 3.2 featured a 250-hp V6. Quattro was always standard on the TT 3.2, but was optional on the otherwise front-wheel-drive TT 2.0T for 2009 and not available at all for 2008. Introduced for the 2000 model year and initially available solely as a hatchback coupe, the first TT was powered by Audi's peppy 1.8-liter, 180-hp turbocharged inline-4. Buyers could choose either front- or all-wheel drive (Audi's Quattro system). A five-speed manual was standard, while a six-speed manual was optional. The Audi TT stood pat through 2006, the last year of this generation.
The 2010 Audi TT ranks 9 out of 9 Luxury Sports Cars. The 2010 Audi TT is attractive, luxurious and sporty. "For those interested in a little sport coupe or convertible that offers luxury, style and all-weather traction, the 2010 Audi TT won't disappoint," writes Edmunds. Compared to other luxury sports cars, the 2010 Audi TT is no back-road burner. In addition to its unique, attention-grabbing exterior design, the "2010 Audi TT features" a lavish interior cabin and standard all-wheel drive system.
The 2010 Audi TT convertible, on the other hand, does not.
The: 2010 Audi TT is available" in two trims, the base 2.0 and TTS. Shoppers can opt for either coupe or convertible body styles. Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard.
When Audi first introduced the TT coupe and convertible in 1999, its Art Deco-inspired style made a much deeper impression than its less impressive performance. The 2010 TT returns with familiar engine, transmission, and drivetrain choices. The 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder comes only with Audi's fantastic six-speed dual-clutch transmission, which eliminates the clutch pedal and lets twin interlocking transmissions handle blink-quick gearchanges. The high-performance, 265-hp turbo TTS comes only with the dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.