The Audi TT gets more power in 2011. There are some minor exterior changes, but the big news is under the hood. The higher-performing TTS model also gets some updates for 2011, as well.
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The biggest change to the TT for 2011 is sleeker bumpers as well as new radiator and fog-lamp grilles. Otherwise, the TT looks similar to the previous model, both in coupe and convertible forms.
As is the case with the exterior, the changes inside the TT are fairly mild. There are new aluminum accents for the steering wheel, center console and door liner, plus other small tweaks throughout the cabin.
The TT coupe has front bucket seats and a small rear seat. The large rear hatch opens to a cargo space that Audi says can carry two golf bags. The TT roadster is a two-seater. Drivers face two large, round gauges behind a flat-bottom, multifunction steering wheel. There are metal pedals, and the interior vents are trimmed in aluminum.
Under the Hood
Here's the big news: The new base engine is a 211 horsepower, 2.0-liter four cylinder that makes and 258 pounds-feet of torque — a major bump from the outgoing model's 200 hp and 207 pounds-feet of torque. It's mated to a dual-clutch transmission. The 3.2-liter V-6 engine has been dropped.
Standard features include side-impact airbags,, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.
The TTS is Audi's high-performance version of the TT. Available in roadster and coupe versions, both with all-wheel drive, the TTS is powered by a 265-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 258 pounds-feet of torque. The only transmission available is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic.
The TTS features unique bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights. There's also a larger lower air intake up front, lower rocker panels on the sides, a rear diffuser and quad exhaust pipes out back. The TTS also gets a new grille and fog-lamp grille for 2011. Back to top
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