Audi is expanding the TT line with a new entry-level engine: the 1.8 TFSI. This highly efficient four-cylinder engine with turbocharger and direct injection, with 160 hp and 184.39 lb-ft torque, lends the TT Coupé and TT Roadster sporty performance. A second innovation rounds out the program: The 2.0 TFSI now is also available with quattro all-wheel drive.
With its 1,798 cc of volumetric displacement, the 1.8 TFSI is able to achieve power similar to that of a naturally aspirated V6 of years past: With engine output of 160 hp, it features peak torque of 184.39 lb-ft available between 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. The undersquare engine meanwhile offers great fuel efficiency – with the Coupé using just 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers (35.11 mpg) and the Roadster using 6.9 liters per 100 km (34.09 mpg).
The 1.8 TFSI, whose torque flows to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, offers responsive, light-footed, high-revving and powerful performance. It propels the Audi TT Coupé to 62.14 mph in just 7.2 seconds, and on up to a top speed of 140.43 mph; for the Audi TT Roadster these figures are 7.4 seconds and 138.57 mph.