Audi has unveiled the 2017 TT TDI Quattro with an all-wheel drive system for best handling under all weather conditions for the UK market. Interested customers have an option to choose from either Coupe or Roadster version and bookings for the same will begin in January 2017, while its deliveries will begin in the following months. The duo will continue to be powered by the popular 2.0 TDI engine, but will get a Quattro drive and generate 181bhp of power.
The new Quattro-equipped models will be offered alongside the front-wheel-driven TT 2.0 TDI ultra models. However, unlike the older ones which exclusively get six-speed manual transmission, the new 2.0 TDI Quattro variants are offered with a six-speed S-tronic twin-clutch transmission. The Quattro drive uses an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch to distribute the torque to both axles. In many everyday driving situations, the engine’s power will be directed predominantly to the front wheels. When there is a decrease in the traction, the clutch continuously redirects the torque to the rear within a few milliseconds.
Audi claims that the Quattro system has been tuned to work perfectly with the wheel-selective torque control, an intelligent software feature of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC). This helps in making handling more fluid and stable due to targeted, accurately metered brake applications to the wheels on the inside of the bend. In case of low-friction surfaces, the permanent all-wheel drive system ensures safe and controlled drift situations.
The Roadster is capable of sprinting from 0 – 100kmph in 7.0 seconds and is capable of achieving a top speed of 229kmph. Whereas, the TT Coupe 2.0 TDI Quattro S-tronic is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100kmph in 6.7 seconds and goes on to clock up a top speed of 233kmph. The clutch management is integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system which is a standard feature of all UK specification TT models. This allows the driver to select Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual modes which modify the character of their TT. In addition to controlling the all-wheel-drive system, Audi drive select also influences throttle response, steering assistance and S-tronic transmission shift points.