The TT engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A paddle-shifted S tronic dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission is standard. All TT and TTS models also come standard with quattro all-wheel drive.
The Audi TT coupe hits 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and the Roadster does the dash in 5.6 seconds.
Under the TTS's hood sits a hotter version of the same engine, tuned up to 265 horsepower and the same 258 pound-feet of torque.
The extra power helps the TTS hit 60 mph from a standstill in as little as 4.9 seconds.
Whichever model you're driving, the well-sorted suspension and rigid chassis are obvious; the TT handles well. With the magnetic ride suspension (standard on TTS models), Sport mode lowers the car by nearly four-tenths of an inch and stiffens the damping. Comfort mode relaxes the TTS for cruising.
The TTS also benefits from an upgraded Haldex version of the standard quattro all-wheel drive system.