2008 Audi TT - Road Test Specs

2008 Audi TT Convertible

(3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automated Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2008
MakeAudi
ModelTT
StyleRoadster
Base MSRP$45,900
As-tested MSRP$51,225
Drivetrain
Drive typeAWD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3189cc (195 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)236 @ 2,500
Transmission typeS tronic 6-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearFour-link
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire brandBridgestone Potenza
Tire modelHigh-performance summer
Tire typeperformance
Tire size, front245/40R18 93Y
Tire size, rear245/40R18 93Y
Wheel size17 X 8.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFour-wheel ventilated disc, four-wheel ABS
Brakes, rearventilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.7
0-60 mph (sec.)6.0
0-75 mph (sec.)9.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 94.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)26.98
60-0 mph (ft.)112.27
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)70.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.9
@ Full throttle (dB)80.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)72.1
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsWith ESP off and mild brake torque, there appears to be some sort of a launch protocol, just short of what I'd call a launch "mode." The revs climb and there's a moment without motion, but then the car leaves without drama (or wheelspin or stinky heated clutch). Engine rpm hangs around 4,000 for a time, then follows normal progression through gearchanges. Upshifts are (predictably) clean and quick. I don't remember the 3.2 V6 sounding this snarly! I like it.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsNo dive, no vibration, no noise, no "nuthin" but stopping right now! Excellent feel and repeatability.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsGreat tires and high roll stiffness produce high grip. Still, not the best AWD balance I've felt. Not as receptive to throttle input at the limit as some AWD cars. Very sharp response with high-grip tires produces an impressive slalom speed for the new TT. Very taut spring and damping rates are impressive in this test. Very high limits, but there's an edge at the end. The TT will spin if pushed.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)N/A
Temperature (F)66.7
Wind (mph, direction)N/A
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City 24 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3424
Length (in.)164.5
Width (in.)72.5
Height (in.)53.5
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.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)37.7
Headroom, rear (in.)N/A
Shoulder room, front (in.)53.2
Seating capacity2
Cargo volume (cu-ft)N/A
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front with head protection chambers
Head airbagsNot available
Knee airbagsdual front
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
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

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