Parting is such sweet sorrow, and that is absolutely true of the outgoing Audi TTS. It’s the most versatile vehicle in our fleet, a car that always punched above its weight, and exceeded expectations of the many customers who got to get behind the wheel of this agile pocket rocket.
That being said, with every outgoing model that Audi retires you can be sure the replacement is always something to be excited about. While outwardly familiar in styling, the new TTS is an evolution from the former model but with many upgrades and changes beneath the skin. First off, we always have to look under the hood, and the 2016 TTS has a lot to say for itself with a stunning 292hp (up 72hp!) 2.0L turbocharged TFSI engine mated with its lightweight aluminum hybrid construction chassis the new TTS is lighter as well. The power to weight ratio really helps this car fly through the turns at our home base at Sonoma Raceway. 0-60 times of 5.2 seconds matched with its classic front-to-rear balance, the new TTS is aided by a re-vamped Quattro system that is able to move 100% of that power to the rear wheels when traction allows, really spicing up the sports car feel.
There’s a dramatic change on the inside as the latest Audi TTS now has a virtual cockpit where drivers have the ability to change the layout at their fingertips.
We are really looking forward to getting to know this new pocket rocket intimately and hope you can make your way to Sonoma to try it for yourself. You won’t regret it.