Audi presents the TT RS at the Beijing Motor Show

The TT is now in its third generation. This fancy VW Golf, built over the same MQB platform, has not changed much in appearance, what has made many criticize the evolutionary design Audi now adopts. But there is one thing that will be highly praised about the TT: its RS version, both for the coupé and the roadster. As well as the music that the 2.5 EA885 5-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine emits through its exhaust pipes. You can hear it below.

The new TT RS will 294 kW from 5,850 rpm up to 7,000 rpm and 480 Nm from 1,7oo rpm up to 5,850 rpm. Don’t you just love this sort of torque “curve”? It is more like a table!

Audi, as usual, has provided plenty of technical drawings and cutaways of the car, something that we at MotorChase love to see and to have available. We hope you like that was well, because that is what you will find below.

Audi TT RS Coupé

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The TT RS is 4.19 m long, 1.83 m wide, 1.34 m tall (1.35 m for the Roadster) and has a wheelbase of 2.51 m. With its 2.5 engine, the car is able to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 s (3.9 s for the Roadster) and to reach a top speed of 250 km/h, electronically governed. If the buyer prefers so, it can come with a top speed of 280 km/h. We are not sure if it is another limitation of the true top speed of the models. Being so precise, we have a feeling it is just a higher limit, possibly due to safety concerns.

Audi TT RS Coupé

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The TT RS has one of the most known and best evaluated 4WD systems in the world, the quattro. One of the most outstanding features of the car, besides its engine, are the Matrix OLED (organic light emitting diode) lights. The TT RS is the first Audi series-production car to offer them. LED headlights are standard for the TT RS.

Audi TT RS Roadster

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The car interior does not present major differences from the one offered by regular versions of the TT. It still has the Virtual Cockpit for an instruments panel, with its 12.3-inch screen. The most striking change is perhaps the steering wheel with two satellite buttons for turning the engine on and off.

Audi TT RS Roadster

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The TT RS will be put for sale in Europe in the next few weeks. The Coupé will have a starting price of € 66,400 (which can be considerably increased with options), while the Roadster will start at € 69,200.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.

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