2.0T Premium Quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Options on test vehicle
Premium Plus Package ($3,500 -- includes 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires; xenon plus headlamps; LED daytime running lamps; LED taillamps; Bluetooth hands-free phone interface; tri-zone climate control; heated front seats; HomeLink universal garage door opener; Audi music interface including iPod integration; and rain/light sensor); Navigation Package With Camera ($2,500 -- includes Audi navigation system with color LCD screen, 40GB hard drive, 3-D topography, color driver information system, real-time traffic audible route guidance, voice control and color driver information system; rear back-up camera; and rear parking sensors); Premium Package ($1,750 -- includes driver seat memory with steering wheel, outside mirror and seat synchronization; two-way driver seat power lumbar support; coat hanger on driver's headrest; eight-way power front-passenger seat; power up-folding second-row seats; premium stitching on meter hood; xenon auto-leveling headlights with adaptive front lighting system; HomeLink universal transceiver; aluminum roof rails; and outside mirror with reverse tilt-down); 19-Inch Sport Package ($1,450 -- includes 19-inch 5-Y-sport wheel with high-performance tires, front sport seats with lumbar and sport suspension); Dark Walnut Wood Inlays ($400).
Turning off electronic stability control allows higher revs for launch but doesn't produce significantly better results. This engine feels better with partial-throttle driving than during wide-open-throttle acceleration.
Solid, consistent pedal with short stopping distance. Impressive.
Slalom: Quick responses and excellent manners between the cones. Easy and predictable to drive until electronic stability control steps in, then spin intervention makes car late for next cone. Not fun and not defeatable. Skid pad: Outstanding grip at the limit, but balance leans heavily toward terminal understeer.