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2012 Audi TT Premium Plus

2012 Audi TT Review

(0 Stars)  The real TT sports car finally shows up.

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Overview
We've been waiting for the wicked Audi TT RS for years, and this summer we'll finally get our hands on it. Audi seems to have its timing backward -- the RS should have been the first TT to show up, positioned as a performance halo car. Instead, the regular TT came here first, and it developed a bit of a chick-car image. Yes, the TT may look cute, but it's quite the little sports car. Audi tried to remedy its cutesy image with the TTS model, which is quick, perfectly balanced, and a blast to drive, but unfortunately, it's not available with a clutch pedal. Consequently, the TT RS has its work cut out for it in the image department, but we're expecting serious Porsche-pummeling performance. In addition to a menacing turbo-five soundtrack, the RS will scare off its prey with a magnetorheological suspension that continually adjusts suspension firmness for crisp handling without a punishing ride. The nineteen-inch wheels can only partly obscure the TT RS's enormous brakes -- 14.6-inch cross-drilled rotors with four-piston RS-badged calipers in front and 12.2-inch vented rotors in back. With the help of a forged crankshaft, the turbo five makes mincemeat of the TT RS's relatively light weight (about 3300 pounds) and catapults it to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Chick car? Not a chance.

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2012 TT Premium Plus Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 23 MPG city, 31 MPG highway, 26 MPG combined and 378 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 211 hp @ 4,300 rpm; 258 ft lb of torque @ 1,600 rpm

'12 Audi Premium Plus Reviews

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'12 Audi Premium Plus Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Net
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Heated Wiper/Washers
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Knee Air Bag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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