Audi TT TDI diesel gains quattro all-wheel-drive

Diesel TT gets extra grip with optional quattro all-wheel-drive, plus S-tronic dual clutch transmission as standard.

Audi TT TDI quattro

Audi is expanding the amount of choice on offer in its TT range, introducing new TDI diesel models available with quattro all-wheel-drive. Order books for the new quattro cars are now open in the UK.

With first deliveries touted for spring, the new TDI quattro cars slot in above the existing front-wheel-drive diesel models. Both Coupe and convertible Roadster styles are available, and customers have a choice of three equipment levels to choose from. 

Best sports cars on sale right now

Starting from £34,230 for the 2.0-litre TDI quattro Coupe in Sport trim, all cars in the new TDI quattro line-up get the 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel powerunit, though fitted with a six-speed S-tronic twin-clutch transmission as standard. Opting for the all-wheel-drive system and the new gearbox adds a noticeable premium, given the standard front-wheel-drive 2.0-litre TDI TT Sport starts from £30,490.

S-Line trim cars and Black Edition models are also available, while the Roadster versions kick off from £35,845.

Adding the all-wheel-drive system and the S-tronic gearbox furthers the performance of the TDI models and the 0-62mph sprint times of both the Coupe and Roadster have dipped. The Coupe manages the dash in 6.7 seconds, shaving four-tenths of a second off the front-wheel-drive car’s time and clocking in a top speed of 145mph. As for the roadster, 0-62mph takes seven seconds flat, with top speed recorded as 142mph.

With the new drivetrain in place efficiency does take a hit. Audi claims the Coupe delivers 52.3mpg and 142g/km CO2, compared to the front-wheel-drive version’s 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 124g/km. It’s a similar story with the roadster, dipping to 50.4mpg from 58.9mpg and rising to 147g/km from 129g/km CO2. 

Does quattro all-wheel-drive sound like a good option on a TT diesel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Recommended

Audi TT review
Audi TT Coupe - front tracking
Audi TT

Audi TT review

The Audi TT backs up its head-turning looks with an engaging drive and plenty of tech
3 May 2022
Audi TT to be axed in 2023 for 'emotional', electric replacement
Audi TT render
Audi TT

Audi TT to be axed in 2023 for 'emotional', electric replacement

Audi is rethinking its iconic TT sports car – and this mini e-tron GT could be the direction the firm takes
17 Mar 2022
Top 10 best sports cars 2022
Best Sports cars - header
Best cars & vans

Top 10 best sports cars 2022

From the Mazda MX-5 to the McLaren 720S , these are the 10 sports cars that we think are the best on sale
28 Jan 2022

Most Popular

15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK
Tesla Supercharger
Tesla

15 Tesla Supercharger sites open to non-Tesla vehicles in the UK

Pilot scheme to open up Tesla-only charging network to all electric cars lands at selected UK locations
18 May 2022
New all-electric Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider shapes up
Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider - watermarked front
Alfa Romeo

New all-electric Alfa Romeo Duetto Spider shapes up

Alfa Romeo bosses have confirmed that a new two-seat electric roadster is in the company’s rejuvenation plans and our exclusive images preview how it …
19 May 2022
Shell and ABB team up to deliver world’s fastest electric car charger
Shell charger
News

Shell and ABB team up to deliver world’s fastest electric car charger

New Shell and ABB-developed Terra 360 EV charger can add 62 miles of range in less than three minutes
16 May 2022