2010 Audi TTS Coupe Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Audi TTS - Road Test Specs

2009 Audi TTS Hatchback

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automated Manual)


Model year2009
Style2.0T quattro 2dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Base MSRP$46,325
Options on test vehiclePremium Plus package ($2,000 -- includes 10-way power front seats, heated seats, Bluetooth, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, additional storage
As-tested MSRP$52,075


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,984cc (121 cu-in)
Block/head materialCast iron/aluminum alloy
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.8:1
Redline (rpm)6800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 2,500-5,000
Transmission type6-speed automated manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I:2.923; II:1.957; III:1.400; IV:1.032; V:1.077; VI:0.871 R:3.264; FD:4.769(1st-4th) 3.444 (5th-6th and Reverse)


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.9:1
Tire brandContinental
Tire modelContiSport Contact 3
Tire typeSummer Performance
Tire size, front255/35R19
Tire size, rear255/35R18
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front and back
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)3.5
0-60 mph (sec.)5.2
0-75 mph (sec.)7.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.5@102.83
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)113
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)71.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.92
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.5
@ Full throttle (dB)82.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)71.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsMust use "Sport" mode and power-braking to get quick times. Ripping-quick shifts in "Sport." Using Launch Control shaves 0.1 second off times.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsSolid, consistent pedal, dead-straight tracking. Good distance.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsPerfectly calibrated ESP is unbeatable. Different chassis tuning (which allowed off-throttle rotation) might change this, but this is still an awesome handler. Extremely rapid response to inputs. Goes exactly where it's pointed. Feels solid and confident.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)72.5
Wind (mph, direction)3.38 tail wind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/29 highway/24 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)19
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.9

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,252
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,229
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59.9/40.1
Length (in.)165.3
Width (in.)72.5
Height (in.)53
Wheelbase (in.)97.2
Track, front (in.)61.2
Track, rear (in.)60.9
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)13.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)23.4


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


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

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