2008 Audi TT - Road Test Specs

2008 Audi TT Hatchback

(3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automated Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2008
MakeAudi
ModelTT
Style3.2 quattro 2dr Hatchback AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6AM)
Base MSRP$42,900
Options on test vehicleAudio Package, Audi Exclusive Line, Bluetooth Phone Preparation, Audi Magnetic Ride Suspension, Bi-Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Audi Navigation Plus w/Ipod Interface, 18" 7-Arm Alloy Wheels w/High Performance Tires
As-tested MSRP$52,275
Drivetrain
Drive typeall wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3189cc (195cu-in)
Block/head materialcast iron/aluminum alloy
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3
Redline (rpm)6,300
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)236 @ 2,500-3,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission type6-speed Automated Manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I:2.933; II:1.833; III:1.300; IV:0.975; V:1.030; VI:0.825; R:3.352; FD:4.800(1st-4th) 3.600 (5th-6th and Reverse)
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeelectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.9:1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelSport Contact 2
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, front245/45R18
Tire size, rear245/45R18
Wheel size18 X 9.0
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph (sec.)3.8
0-60 mph (sec.)6.0
0-75 mph (sec.)8.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.2 @ 96.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)110
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.9
@ Full throttle (dB)79.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.0
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsHas a sort of launch program where it revs up and feeds clutch automatically. Decent launch and snarly sound, but not the quick response we had hoped for. Transmission is super-quick, however.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsExtremely rapid-cycle ABS issues no pulses. Pedal is very firm and and vibration-free. Very little dive in "sport" setting, but barely any more in "normal."
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsThere's some strange power-shifting and weight-shifting things happen on the skidpad. It's obvious Audi doesn't want it to understeer. Steering with the throttle rather than the wheel for both runs. In the slalom, it's difficult to find a rhythm in this car. First few runs it downshifted from 4th to 3rd on the exit, decided to go with 3rd, but then the AWD makes the car more squirrely. Finally felt like we got got a decent run, then tried it with the wing up and it felt more stable and went quicker. Some initial understeer then steering gain. Steering is light but precise.
Testing Conditions
Test date3/18/2008
Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (F)69.5
Relative humidity (%)36%
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City / 24 Highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,262
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,296
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60.2/39.8
Length (in.)164.5
Width (in.)72.5
Height (in.)53.2
Wheelbase (in.)97.2
Track, front (in.)61.9
Track, rear (in.)61.3
Turning circle (ft.)36.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.1
Legroom, rear (in.)29.2
Headroom, front (in.)37.7
Headroom, rear (in.)32.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)47.5
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)31.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)23.4
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance1 year / 5,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front with head protection chambers
Head airbagsNot Available
Knee airbagsdual front
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested
IIHS offsetNot Tested

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