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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 27 N/A $46,270
2-Door Convertible California Edition 21 27 N/A $51,770
2-Door Convertible SC 20 26 N/A $54,500
2-Door Convertible type 72D Collector Edition 24 29 N/A $58,610
2-Door Coupe Automatic 2.0T FrontTrak
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 23 31 $32,365 $34,800
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $38,596 $41,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $39,898 $42,900
2-Door Roadster Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T 22 29 $34,225 $36,800
2-Door Roadster Manual quattro 3.2L 17 24 $41,386 $44,500
2-Door Roadster Automatic quattro 3.2L 18 24 $42,688 $45,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,270
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$771 / month
$580 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The TT is a little more engaging to drive than before, but it doesn’t stand out in the crowd quite like the original one did when it was new.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - 53.2
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.2
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 32.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 47.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 149.0 164.5
Height, Overall (in) 44.0 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.2 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 90.5 97.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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) - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 35.96
Steering Type Manual Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P175/50WR16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 1984 2965
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 5.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.51
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 189 @ 7800 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbo Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 133 @ 6800 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48 1.46
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.15
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.17 1.08
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name Lotus Elise Audi TT
Body Style 2 Door Open Top 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson
 
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