• (3.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,979–$39,171
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 265-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2-4
2012 Audi TTS

Our Take on the Latest Model 2012 Audi TTS

What We Don't Like

  • Small rear seat (coupe)
  • Traditional manual transmission not offered

Notable Features

  • 211-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Standard AWD
  • High-performance TTS, TT RS versions

2012 Audi TTS Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The distinctively styled Audi TT sports car is available in coupe or roadster form. It's powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and all models have all-wheel drive. Competitors include the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Audi offers two high-performance versions of the TT: the TTS and TT RS. The TT RS is covered in a separate report in the Cars.com Research section.

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New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

Exterior
The TT has a taut, muscular appearance that helps distinguish it on the road. It's immediately recognizable as an Audi thanks to the large trapezoidal grille that dominates the car's front end. The coupe's roofline tapers gracefully to its tail. Exterior features include:

  • Aluminum-intensive construction
  • 18-inch wheels; 19-inch wheels available
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Retractable spoiler
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Available S line styling cues

Interior
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. The driver faces two large, round gauges behind a flat-bottom, multifunction steering wheel. The air vents on the dashboard are round, too, and trimmed with aluminum. Interior features include:

  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and satellite radio; six-CD changer available
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Brushed aluminum trim
  • Leather/Alcantara simulated suede seat upholstery
  • Available Nappa leather upholstery and heated front seats
  • Available Bose stereo
  • Available LED lighting
  • Available DVD-based navigation system
  • Available iPod connectivity

Under the Hood
The TT is powered by a 211-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 258 pounds-feet of torque. It's mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses premium gas
  • All-wheel drive

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Front knee airbags
  • Electronic stability system

TTS
The TTS is a 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 offered is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The TTS features unique bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge 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. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

3.5

Average based on 2 reviews

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Fun Fun Fun

by Loves Audi from Peoria, IL on June 19, 2012

I bought a used 2008 TT and loved it so much I decided to buy a new 2012 TTS. Wow what a fun car to drive. I wouldn't recommend it for 100% city driving, but if you can get to the country and find som... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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