2009 Audi TTS will be launched in USA at end of 2008
The Audi TTS, launched in Detroit in January, will be coming to U.S. dealer showrooms in late 2008. Under its hood lies a two-liter TFSI high-performance engine delivering a mighty 265 hp in the U.S.. This intense power propels the TTS Coupe to 60 mph from a standstill in just 4.9 seconds and on to a governor-limited top speed of 155 mph. The Audi TTS is available as both a 2 + 2-seater coupe and as a roadster.
TTS will compete with BMW Z4 3.0si, Mercedes-Benz SLK350, Porsche Cayman and Porsche Boxster.
The TFSI engine in the TTS takes the two Audi technologies of gasoline direct injection and turbocharging and blends them to form a perfect partnership. Aside from its output of 265 hp in the U.S., it is its peak torque of 258 lb-ft, which is constantly on tap between 2,500 and 5,000 rpm, that makes the compact and lightweight four-cylinder unit so impressive.
Compared to the engine it was derived from, the two-liter power unit has been reengineered and strengthened in a number of key areas to ready it for operation in the TTS.
S tronic, which deploys two clutches, is capable of performing extremely quick gear shifts at high engine loads and rev speeds; consequently, the time taken to sprint from zero to 60 mph is cut by a further two-tenths of a second in both the Coupe and Roadster.