The Audi TT has been a stylish option in the small coupé sector since the late 1990s, and it has redefined the coupe and roadster markets with its reliability and excellent performance.
To add more rationale to the model, Audi is introducing the TT TDI quattro, which brings frugal diesel efficiency with stability in all conditions.
Having previously existed with just front-wheel drive, the model is now being fitted with the legendary four-wheel drive quattro system, enhancing stability on all terrain.
While the front-wheel drive models can be fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, the quattro variants of the TT TDI will come with a six-speed S tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission for smoother shifts and more responsive driving.
To help distribute the power, an electro-hydraulic clutch spreads torque across both axles for a poised drive, with the front wheels taking most of the responsibility during normal driving conditions.
The clutch management is integrated into Audi’s drive select system that allows the driver to pick from comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual modes and pick the right characteristics for their drive.
With the four-cylinder diesel under the bonnet, the Audi TT TDI produces 181bhp and with the Coupé version, that can mean a 0-60mph time of 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 145mph. The Roadster version takes 7.0 seconds to 60mph and can reach up to 142mph.
The reason why people trust the quattro system is the superb performance it offers, and with one in every two Audi customers choosing the all-wheel drive system, you can see why it has become such a popular option.
The TT TDI 2.0 is available to order from your nearest Inchcape Audi Centre now, with deliveries starting in Spring 2017.