Is it worth speccing the optional quattro four-wheel drive on your new Audi TT TDI diesel? Read on to find out…
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- Audi TT TDI diesel now available with quattro four-wheel drive
- Sport, S Line and Black Edition models all available with quattro
- Coupes from £34,230, Roadsters from £35,845
- Available to order now
If you loved the Audi TT TDI but couldn’t face buying a sports car without four-wheel drive – the brand’s come to the rescue. Its 2.0-litre diesel coupe and Roadster models will now be available with the German firm’s legendary quattro four-wheel-drive system.
TTs fitted with quattro four-wheel drive should feel noticeably grippier through corners. What’s more, this system means you can enjoy the TT’s performance all year round – even in tricky conditions.
Like the petrol models, the addition of four-wheel drive hasn’t been accompanied by a fanfare of visual modifications. A subtle quattro badge on the front grille is the only hint at this new model’s more sure-footed setup.
Inside you’ll find the same minimalist interior as the standard TT TDI trimmed with lashings of leather or Alcantara depending on what model you choose. All TTs with four-wheel drive come fitted exclusively with a twin-clutch automatic gearbox.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine’s 181hp output remains unchanged from the two-wheel drive model but the extra grip afforded by Audi’s quattro technology helps coupe versions sprint from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than the standard car. Roadster variants see a similar 0.3-second improvement.
Fuel economy has taken a slight, but not deal breaking, hit. Versions equipped with the new four-wheel-drive system can manage a respectable 52.3mpg compared to the 54.3mpg returned by front-wheel drive cars.
Audi TT TDI quattro price and release date
The new TT TDI quattro is available to order now priced from £34,230 for coupe models and £35,845 for Roadster versions. S Line and Black Edition models will set you back approximately £2,500 and £4,000 respectively more than entry-level Sport spec cars.