The 2017 Audi TTS proves itself once again as a solid option in the performance coupe category. Its cutting-edge technology and faultless interior are just a couple of the reasons why it holds its own against others in its class.
There are a few key differences between the Audi TTS and the standard TT, such as an increase of 72 horsepower and a more sophisticated sport-tuned suspension system with driver-adjustable dampers. Couple that with the standard all-wheel drive and the gorgeous cabin and you can see why many consumers will find themselves choosing this option over its rivals.
Back to that interior: It's one of the most beautiful aspects of the Audi TTS. Materials and build quality are uncompromising and the simplicity of the TTS cockpit means fewer distractions for the driver. An MMI knob mounted on the center console gives you control over the virtual gauge cluster, allowing you to view vital information, audio, navigation and secondary system controls. The system is relatively intuitive, especially once you're used to the menu structure, but it works quickly and flawlessly.
The biggest drawback for this performance coupe is the limited amount of space. There aren't many places to store small items; the rear seats are tiny (cramped even for kids); and a small trunk means you'll have to pack light. If you can overlook the storage issues though, the TTS is absolutely a joy to drive.
Under the hood, the 2017 Audi TTS boasts 292 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque from its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Power goes to all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. Audi estimates that the TTS coupe will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. That's almost a full second quicker than the standard TT's recorded time during Edmunds testing. EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2017 Audi TTS had not been published at the time of this writing, but the 2016 TTS, which is mechanically identical, returns 25 mpg combined (23 city/27 highway). For a performance coupe, these are decent figures.
Standard features for the TTS include 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, automatic LED lights, an automatically deployed rear spoiler, and Audi's MMI infotainment system. Optional packages include the Technology package, which offers features like blind-spot monitors, parking sensors, navigation and smartphone compatibility. The Black Optic package offers such cosmetic upgrades as 20-inch wheels and high-gloss black exterior touches.
With plenty of all-wheel-drive power, great handling and a beautiful cutting-edge interior, the 2017 Audi TTS truly is a solid choice in the performance coupe category. If it's the kind of coupe you want, Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Audi TTS for you.
2017 Audi TTS Overview
The 2017 Audi TTS is offered in the following submodels: Coupe. Available styles include quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). TTS models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 TTS comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual. The 2017 TTS comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
Review Incredible levels of style, refinement, and performance at this price point. 6 speed double clutch offers rapid shifting and convenient "rev matching" in sport mode. Light weight and fun to throw into corners, drives like a luxury go-kart. Google Earth is simply amazing, navigation/controls took me about a week to master, now seem very intuitive and make other cars feel dated. Magnetic ride suspension gives the car a near luxury ride in Comfort mode for longer drives. I feel a better value than Cayman, which prices out $10K - $15K more with similar equipment. Back seats for kids only, fold flat for surprising amount of room (yes, the golf clubs fit easily). Give it a look when shopping M2, M4's and Porsche. Has truly evolved from a fun "sporty" coupe to true sports car with daily driver comforts and cutting edge technology.
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2017 audi tts quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, premium unleaded (required) 25 combined MPG 23 city MPG/27 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Audi TTS?
Available Audi TTS 2017 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible, Hatchback
Available Audi TTS 2017 Trims: Premium Plus quattro, quattro, Prestige quattro
Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Phantom Black Pearl Effect, Glacier White Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic, Vegas Yellow
Interior Colors: Black premium leather, Black Silk Nappa premium leather, Black leather/sueded microfiber, Black/Spectral Silver Silk Nappa premium leather, Madras Brown premium leather, Rotor Gray leather/sueded microfiber
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Bluetooth, Leather Seats, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, Aux Audio Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Navigation, Rear Bench Seats, Parking sensors, Upgraded Stereo, Back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Soft Top, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, USB Inputs
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive
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