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Audi TT TDI gains Quattro all-wheel drive

Tuesday31 January 2017, By Autovolo

Audi TT TDI gains Quattro all-wheel drive

Audi TT TDI gains Quattro all-wheel drive

Audi has added Quattro power to the popular diesel variant of its TT sportscar.

Until now, the TT TDI was front-wheel-drive only. The new all-wheel-drive model will cost from £34,230 for the Coupe, and £35,845 for the Roadster.

The Quattro system will be paired with Audi’s 2.0-litre diesel engine, which produces 182bhp and 320Nm of torque.

With the new all-wheel-drive powertrain, the TT TDI’s acceleration has improved over the two-wheel-drive model. The Coupe can now complete the dash from 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than the front-wheel-drive car – while the Roadster manages the sprint in 6.9 seconds, a 0.3-second improvement.

Top speed has been reduced, however. The two-wheel-drive TT TDI can hit a top speed of 150mph in Coupe and Roadster configurations, whereas the Quattro model will manage 145mph in Coupe form and 142mph in Roadster guise.

Fuel consumption has also taken a hit thanks to the introduction of the Quattro drivetrain. The Coupe’s combined fuel economy figure drops from 62.8mpg to 52.3mpg, while the Roadster’s falls from 61.4mpg to 50.4mpg.

CO2 emissions have also increased compared with the two-wheel-drive TT TDI. With Quattro, the Coupe will produce 142g/km as opposed to 117g/km without. The Roadster, on the other hand, produces 147g/km of CO2 with Quattro, and 121g/km without.

Audi will offer the TT TDI Quattro in Sport, S Line and Black Edition trim levels. Deliveries are expected to arrive in the spring.