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2013 Audi TT Premium Plus

2013 Audi TT Review

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

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New For 2013
New this year is the S line Competition Package, which adds an S line interior, nineteen-inch rotor wheels wrapped in summer performance tires, a rear spoiler, a front splitter, and black exhaust tips and rear diffuser, among other items.
Overview
We’ve been waiting for the wicked TT RS for years, and it’s finally here. 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 might look cute, but it’s actually quite sporting. Audi tried to remedy its cutesy image with the TT S model, which is quick, sharp, and a blast to drive, but it is unfortunately not available with a manual transmission. Consequently, the TT RS had its work cut out for it in the image department. Once we finally drove one, however, we found it to be a brilliant sports car. In addition to a menacing turbocharged-five soundtrack, the RS scares off its prey with a magnetorheological suspension that continually adjusts its 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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2013 TT Premium Plus Coupe Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.0L in-line 4 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 22 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

'13 Audi Premium Plus Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Convenience  
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Compass
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Power Locks
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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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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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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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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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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
  Seats  
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
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