It’s hard to believe that the second generation Audi TT Coupe and Roadster have been on sale since 2006, and during that time we’ve seen several different variants launched, here and overseas, including diesel and high-performance RS models.
For the 2011 model year the stylish Audi TT (European model pictured) has undergone a mid-cycle refresh, making it more dynamic and more efficient. The V-6 model is no longer offered, and neither are the regular automatic transmissions. Instead, all models now come fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a dual clutch transmission and standard quattro all-wheel drive.
The base TT features a peak output of 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to send the TT Coupe from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. The Roadster is just a few tenths of a second of this pace. Importantly, this means the base four-cylinder Audi is now quicker to 60 mph than its six-cylinder rivals, the 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive30i and the...