Audi TT TDIs Debut — But Not in United States
INGOLSTADT, GERMANY– Audi AG has released details about the first Audi TT TDIs, but the company’s U.S. arm confirmed that the United States will not be gettingthe diesel variants of the popular sports car. Audi had not offered a TDIdiesel in the TT before, according to www.Edmunds.com.
Audi willoffer a TT Coupe 2.0 TDI Quattro and a TT Roadster 2.0 TDI Quattro. Thefour-cylinder TDI delivers 170 horsepower, and 258 pound-feet of torque and islinked to a six-speed manual transmission. Audi said average fuel consumptionon the engine is 5.3 liters/100 km or 44.4 mpg in the coupe variant. The TT TDICoupe sprints from zero to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 140mph. Audi said the TT TDI Roadster takes two-tenths of a second longer in the0-62-mph sprint and has a top speed of 138 mph. Both models have 16-inch castalloy wheels as standard.
Audi saidthe TT TDIs will arrive at European dealerships in the first half of the year.The coupe version starts at the equivalent of $54,250, while the Roadsterstarts at $55,890.