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2013 Audi TT RS

$26,288 — $49,956 USED
Coupe
4 Seats
20 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 8 reviews

The Good

  • Sinister looks
  • Five-cylinder power
  • Nimble handling

The Bad

  • Hardly usable backseat
2013 Audi TT RS exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Audi TT RS
  • High-performance version of the TT
  • Coupe only
  • 360-hp five-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual
  • All-wheel drive

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.
Exterior
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

Interior
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 Ho...

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.
Exterior
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

Interior
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
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

What drivers are saying

5.0
8 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.9)
(5.0)

Most explosive car I?ve ever driven

by duntrappin16 on June 3, 2018

I love this car thus far and I have only owed it for roughly three weeks!! There is nothing that I would change about it. This is my second Audi and my favorite of the two! Read full review

(5.0)

Awesome Audi

by Drewalk from Whitingham Vermont on December 3, 2017

Awesome drivers car, six speed manual as it should be. Sounds great and feels right on the road. Has the technology package, however the navy and radio are under tech even for the day. However I knew ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Audi TT RS currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Audi TT RS has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Audi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 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/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    300-plus-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The TT RS received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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