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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Coupe MT quattro 2.5T 18 25 $52,871 $56,850
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $35,620 $38,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
2-Door Roadster S tronic quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,410 $41,300
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 19 27 $43,110 $48,100
2-Door Roadster S 19 26 $52,560 $58,600
2-Door Roadster Spyder 19 26 $55,440 $61,800
2-Door Roadster S Black Edition 19 26 $58,500 $65,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,620
$43,110
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,300
$48,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$638 / month
$802 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi TT gets a burst of testosterone and sports-car cred with a bold new TT RS model; otherwise it's a surprisingly well-rounded (and economical) performer. Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 29.3 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 73.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 32.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.5 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 33.5
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 164.5 172.1
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 97.2 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.0 12.5 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.5 11.8 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/50ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 2943
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1600-4200 214 @ 4400-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.9L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300-6000 255 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.67
Clutch Size (in) NA 9.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.40
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.26 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 2.05
Trans Order Code NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77/3.44 3.88
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi TT Porsche Boxster
Body Style Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
 
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