2013 Audi TT RS

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

165.3” x 53.1”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Sinister looks
  • Five-cylinder power
  • Nimble handling

The bad:

  • Hardly usable backseat

2 trims

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  • Base

  • 2.5


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Notable features

  • High-performance version of the TT
  • Coupe only
  • 360-hp five-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual
  • All-wheel drive

2013 Audi TT RS review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

After a brief hiatus, Audi’s high-performance RS line made its way back to the U.S. last year in the form of the four-seat TT RS coupe. It’s powered by a 360-horsepower inline-five-cylinder engine that teams with a six-speed manual transmission, and Audi cites a zero-to-60-mph acceleration time of just 4.1 seconds. Competitors include the BMW M3 and Porsche Cayman.
New for 2013
A two-tone leather interior is available.
The TT RS rings in at 3,306 pounds. Its aggressively styled exterior features a fixed rear wing spoiler, dual oval exhaust outlets, 19-inch aluminum wheels, a black-gloss diamond-pattern grille, large front air inlets and prominent side sills. Nineteen-inch gloss-black wheels with red matte accents are optional for red and black cars. The headlights include LED daytime running lights. A power-retractable spoiler is available in place of the fixed wing. Exterior features include:

  • Aluminum-intensive construction
  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights; adaptive headlights optional
  • Heated side mirrors

Inside, the TT RS has a thicker three-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel, brushed aluminum accents, RS-specific door handles and aluminum doorsills with the RS logo. Power-adjustable front sport seats are finished in silk Nappa leather, and Alcantara upholstery is available. Interior features include:

  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • CD stereo
  • Available Bose premium stereo
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood
The TT RS features Audi’s turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder engine, which produces 360 hp and 343 pounds-feet of torque. Audi claims the TT RS’ top speed is 174 mph. It’s only offered with a six-speed manual transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Chassis lowered 10 millimeters
  • Standard magnetic ride system includes a Sport mode that stiffens the overall ride, enhances throttle response and opens flaps in the exhaust system for a more pronounced sound
  • More aggressive sport exhaust with matte-black exhaust tips is available

Safety features include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags with head extensions
  • Front knee airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Optional rear parking sensors


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Drivers Car

Fantastic sports car, love the motor, torque and sound is spectacular! Fit and finish is all German, attention to detail with Audi's understated elegance. Steering feel is not BMW, turnin and lightness in the wheel are it's only short comings. Steering feel does improve as you come up to speed and the power assist rolls off. Tech is a bit old school, however a minor issue. Shift gate is good, slightly long throws to engage gears. Suspension is good, however slightly bouncy when sport mode is engaged. Magnetic System is greatly improved with MSS Kits spring kit and upgraded rear sway bar set to soft , which improves ride, squat and turnin. Brakes are Brembo, need I say more?


Rare and very Powerful

Fantastic and fun car to drive. Absolutely surefooted at high and low speed. Interior quality is very good. Sound system is weak (Bose) - I cant imagine what the stock system sounds like. Seats are pretty narrow. Car sounds fantastic and turbo kicks in between 2.5 to 4 grand. Engine noise is very unique. Fantastic car and dare I say it better than the new variant. Future collectible for sure.


Audi TT RS

Great performance and value! Handles like a dream! Super car fun at a reasonable price. Good cargo room. Inline 5 cylinder sounds great and makes great torque.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
12 months/5,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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