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Audi TT 2.0 TDI diesel now also available with quattro all-wheel-drive

Audi is introducing a quattro all-wheel-drive version of its diesel Audi TT 2.0. (Earlier post.) The new model is now on sale in Europe, and will be available for delivery from the beginning of 2007. Coupled to the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the sporty TT diesel quattro Coupé delivers fuel consumption of 5.2 l/100 km (45.2 US mpg) according to the NEDC measuring method, which equates to 137 grams of CO2 per kilometer (220.5 g/mi). The TT Roadster figures are 5.4 l/100 km (43.6 US mpg) and 142 g CO2 per kilometer (228.5 g/mi).

Audi said that one in two Audi TTs sold worldwide is a quattro. 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.

Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic. Click to enlarge.

At the limit, the quattro drive operates in close tandem with wheel-selective torque control, an intelligent software feature of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC). This makes handling even more fluid and stable thanks to targeted, finely dosed brake applications to the wheels on the inside of the curve. On low-friction surfaces, the permanent all-wheel drive system even allows safe, controlled drifts.


The clutch management is integrated into the optional Audi drive select dynamic handling system. This allows the driver to modify the character of his or her TT in the modes comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual. As well as governing the all-wheel-drive system, Audi drive select influences the response of the accelerator pedal, steering assistance and S tronic. It also integrates several optional modules such as the Audi magnetic ride adaptive damper control and the deluxe automatic air conditioning.

The Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro develops 135 kW (184 hp) from a displacement of 1,968 cm3 and unleashes its maximum torque of 380 N·m (280 lb-ft) over the rev range of 1,750 to 3,250 rpm. The common rail system injects the fuel through eight-hole nozzles at up to 2,000 bar. The high pressure paves the way for fine atomization, making the combustion process efficient and low on emissions. The intercooler is located in the intake manifold module. Along with the compact design, this arrangement achieves short gas paths, effective control processes and therefore spontaneous response along with high efficiency.

The TT Coupé 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 6.7 seconds and goes on to clock a top speed of 234 km/h (145.4 mph). The Roadster accomplishes the standard sprint in 7.0 seconds and advances to a top speed of 230 km/h (142.9 mph).

The introduction of the 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic means the Audi TT portfolio now comprises seven engine/transmission variants, of which five are gasoline versions. The front-wheel-drive two-liter diesel with six-speed manual transmission remains available. Prices start at €41,250 (US#$44,400) or the TT Coupé and €43,650 (US$47,000) for the TT Roadster.


Dr. Strange Love

'...and will be available for delivery from the beginning of 2007'

2007 is when Diesel-Gate started. This an old model.

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Another planet destroyer from Audi that does not have a single sustainable car for sale.

Very unlike Tesla that just got permission to expand their Fremont factory to 9.9 million square feet so that they can make one million sustainable cars annually by 2020. It will become the world largest auto assembly factory.

What is even more impressive is that Tesla will make 1 million vehicles with only 9315 employees. That is over 100 cars per year per employee. Currently Fremont use 6,210 employees to make 100,000 cars per year. However, battery pack production and some power train production will be moved from Fremont to Nevada by 2020.


Diesels were probably all the rage and being strongly promoted by regulators when this model began development. I could be wrong but it appears to me that diesel will carry a negative stigma for some time and therefore I'd be disinclined towards this vehicle because it will likely have a high rate of depreciation. If my assumption is correct then it really illustrates the dilemma facing mainstream auto companies and why companies like Tesla may have an advantage. I'm not a strong follower of the auto industry but I get the impression VW/Audi is running around in circles right now.

Brent Jatko

@Dr. Strange Love:
The Audi press release has a date of 2017: "New model version now on sale, available for delivery from start of 2017"

But you are right in saying that this announcement looks and feels old!

Brent Jatko

@Dr. Strange Love:
The Audi press release has a date of 2017: "New model version now on sale, available for delivery from start of 2017"

But you are right in saying that this announcement looks and feels old!


Run it on Neste HPR then make it a hybrid that gets 60 mpg.

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