Audi has revealed the right-hand-drive TT TDI with Quattro All-wheel-drive system, which would go on sale in Coupe and Roadster versions. The Audi TT TDI Quattro would be available for order from January 2017 in the UK, while the deliveries begin from April. The new quattro-equipped duo will complement the existing front-wheel-driven TT 2.0 TDI ultra models, which will continue alongside them. The TT TDI with Quattro AWD system is also expected to be introduced in the Indian market, albeit by mid 2017.
While the front-wheel-drive variants of Audi TT TDI come equipped exclusively with 6-speed manual transmission, the new 2.0 TDI quattro variants use a 6-speed S tronic twin-clutch automatic gearbox. The quattro drive uses an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch to distribute the torque to both axles. In many everyday driving situations, it will direct the engine’s power predominantly to the front wheels. Should traction decrease there, the clutch continuously redirects the torque to the rear within a few milliseconds. At the limit, the quattro system operates in tandem with wheel-selective torque control, an intelligent software feature of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC).
Under the hood of Audi TT AWD is the 2.0L 4-cylinder TDI engine, which churns out 181bhp and 380Nm. The Audi TT coupe does the 0-100kmph sprint in mere 6.7 seconds, while clocking an electronically limited top speed of 234kmph. On the other hand, the TT Roadster touches the 100kmph mark from standstill in just 7 seconds with a top speed of 228kmph. The TT coupe returns a mileage of 54.3mpg (19.22kmpl) according to the NEDC measuring method, while the TT Roadster delivers 52.3mpg (18.51kmpl). The Audi TT TDI also has Audi drive select dynamic handling system as a standard feature with five modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual. The Quattro AWD system is already available with TT 2.0 TFSI 252PS and 310PS TTS models. It is being learnt that the world renowned quattro system was already the choice of one in every two Audi customers worldwide.