Local News: Audi TT RS Turns Up A Notch With New Transmission

Local News: Audi TT RS Turns Up A Notch With New Transmission

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
23 Mar 2011

As an addition to the six-speed manual transmission version, Audi has introduced the acclaimed S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission to the local TT RS line-up. Shifts are completed within just a few hundredths of a second by changing between the two clutches, and are smooth and very comfortable, with no perceptible interruption in the power flow.Reinhold Carl, Managing Director of Audi Singapore is pleased with the new development, “With the combination of increased performance, efficiency and ease of use, I believe that this is what the enthusiasts in Singapore have been waiting for.”

Designed for high efficiency at every speed, the seventh gear is configured as a high- geared overdrive, which reduces engine speed, thus cutting fuel consumption and emissions. The driver can choose between two fully automatic modes and the manual mode in which he changes gear using the shift paddles on the steering wheel or with the selector lever. In addition, a launch control function offers virtually perfect acceleration from a standing start, with maximum turbo power and minimum wheel spin. This enables the TT RS with S tronic to be even faster than with the manual transmission version. The Coupé sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is governed electronically at 250 km/h. As an option, this speed restriction can be removed.

The unique 2.5-litre five-cylinder TFSI engine in the Audi TT RS received the “International Engine of the Year Award” in June 2010. Fitted with the Audi core technologies of turbocharging and FSI direct injection, this power pack delivers 340 bhp between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and reaches a maximum torque of 450 Nm between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. In conjunction with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a high-performance chassis, the five-cylinder engine produces an outstanding road performance.

The new Audi TT RS with seven-speed S tronic is available now in Singapore.

Credits: wilswong

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