The new 2017 Audi TTS is a souped-up version of the regular Audi TT model. Some of the amped-up features over the regular version include a stronger engine, and sportier responses. Some of the highlights that highlight it include a finely wrought interior, a standard all-wheel drive system, a highly responsive handling, a peppy acceleration, and plenty of cutting-edge technologies. The Audi TTS release date should be expected sometime this fall, if recent media reports are anything to go by.
Judging by the recent Audi TT redesigns that have made it a higher-performance car, you can only imagine then how superfluous the Audi TTS 2017 is. The new model is chock full of extravagant features on almost all vehicular facets. It seamlessly combines functionality and style to yield an impressive performance not only on track but also on the comfort and luxury aspects.
Well, if you already enjoy what the 2017 Audi TT offers but want a bit of athleticism, the 2017 Audi TTS is arguably one of the best choices available on its class today. Some of the appealing additional specs that the Audi TTS offers over its Audi TT sibling include a trick suspension system that lowers the body for sharper responses, a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at an extra 72 horsepower, standard sport seats, quad exhaust tips, and adaptive magnetic dampers.
But even with a seemingly glorifying review, there’re other better or parallel alternatives available on the market today. Some of these include the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Cayman S, and the BMW m235i.
The BMW M235i 2017 price starts from $50,000. Some of the specs available for that relatively-affordable price point include tenacious handling limits, and muscular acceleration. Under the hood of the M2 is a 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder engine rated at 365 horsepower and 343 lbs. ft. of torque. Fuel economy as per the EPA stats are also impressive.
The 2017 Porsche Cayman MSRP starts from $52,600. Some of the highlights that underpin its competitiveness include an exceptional handling, extensive personalization options, a beautifully crafted interior, rewarding and fuel-efficient engines, and a slick-shifting transmission system. The Porsche Cayman S 2017 comes fitted with a flat-6 3.4L engine good for 325 horsepower and 273 pounds-ft. of torque.
2017 Audi TTS Review of Interior & Exterior Changes
Only offered as a four-passenger coupe, it comes in a single trim model with standard features such as nineteen-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, a lowered sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, “S” exterior trim flourishes, rear parking sensors, Audi Drive Select adjustable drive settings, keyless ignition and entry, adaptive rear spoiler, and LED taillights.
The 2017 Audi TTS interior comes fitted with cruise control, matte aluminum interior inlays, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, MMI infotainment system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10-way power front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, LED ambient lighting, voice controls, folding rear seatbacks, an SD card reader, an auxiliary audio jack, and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
Options include a blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, power-folding side mirrors, a twelve-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, red-painted brake calipers, twenty-inch wheels, upgraded Napa leather, a navigation system, front parking cameras, and “Audi Connect” telematics.
Options bundled on the exclusive Launch Edition include red Napa premium leather upholstery, unique metallic black paint, the Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, and nineteen-inch wheels.
Exterior Audi TTS colors: Sepang Blue Peal, Glacier White Metallic, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Vegas Yellow, Florett Silver Metallic, Ibis White, Tango Red Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Brilliant Back, and Mythos Black Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Audi TTS Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the 2017 Audi TTS is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine good for 292 horsepower and 280 lbs. ft. of torque. The mill comes paired to a six-speed automated manual system.
According to the automaker, the 2017 Audi TTS 0-60 mph is rated at 4.6 seconds, while the EPA says the fuel economy should check in at around 23/27/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Some of the safety features available on the Audi TTS 2017 include side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, front knee side airbags, antilock disc brakes, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a blind-spot camera, and front side airbags.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 2.6 in. (98.6 in.)
Length: 13 ft. 9 in. (165 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.1 in. (72.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 74 ft³
Cargo volume: 12 ft³
Curb weight: 3220 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.2 sec
MPG: 23/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Mythos Black Metallic, Nano Gray Metallic, Sepang Blue Pearl Effect, Tango Red Metallic and Vegas Yellow
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Audi TTS Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new vehicle should be able to go for sale sometime this fall with a starting MSRP of $50,000. Leasing should also be available.