Joining the third-generation Audi TT lineup is the new TDI quattro variant, which Audi says will deliver strong performance, excellent traction and high efficiency/frugality. It’s offered in both hard top coupe and soft top roadster variants.
The TT TDI was initially available as a front-wheel drive, but customers in selected markets can now opt for the all-weather quattro version. Powering this TT is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, putting out 182 hp and 380 Nm of torque, with the latter peaking from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm.
All four wheels will receive power from the sole six-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission. This results in a healthy century sprint of 6.7 seconds (7.0 seconds for the Roadster), and maxes out at 233km/h (228km/h for the Roadster). The six-speed stick is only reserved for the FWD TT 2.0 TDI.
Back at home, Audi Malaysia is offering just two variants of the TT – the 2.0 TFSI and TTS 2.0 TFSI. Unfortunately, the former isn’t equipped with quattro, and neither TDI variants will come to Malaysia. On the flip side, there’s a small chance the TT RS will hit our shores next year, so fingers crossed!
Meanwhile, read our reviews of the Audi TT 2.0 TFSI and TT S 2.0 TFSI to find out if either one of the duo is the car for you!