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2012 Audi TT RS

Turbocharged Sports Coupe

A three-quarter front view of a white 2012 Audi TT RS

In short: A super-fast all-wheel-drive coupe.

Audi TT RS Review

With a top speed of 174 mph and a blistering 0-60 time of just over four seconds, Audi's turbocharged sports coupe boasts the type of performance not normally seen outside the track. A 2.5-liter 5-cylinder offers 360 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque, while quattro all-wheel-drive allows sharp turns to be taken with ease — even at the whiplash-inducing high speeds that the TT RS is capable of. Our tester's jet black interior and matte aluminum accents contributed to a sporting yet serious feel, and we felt quite at ease in the ten-way adjustable, Silk Nappa leather-wrapped seats. Creature comforts like a driver information system with an on-board computer, automatic air conditioning and electronic cruise control make the coupe conceivable as a daily driver; however, watch out for those speed traps.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 12-month/5,000-mile no charge first scheduled maintenance; 4-year roadside assistance coverage provided by a third party supplier

Base Price: $56,850 / As Tested: $61,125

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe
Engine: 2.5-liter turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine with TFSI direct injection
Horsepower: 360 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 343 lb-ft @ 1,650 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; 4-link rear
Traction: electronic stability control with traction control; quattro all-wheel drive

Top Speed: 174 mph
0-60 mph: 4.1 seconds

EPA City: 18 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

Safety: driver and front passenger dual threshold airbags; driver and front passenger seat-mounted head-thorax side airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags

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PNW121412 (Updated: 08/28/13 NW)