2017 Audi TT RS Release Date – The third-generation Audi TT was unveiled in early 2014, it didn’t cross the pond to the U.S. till 2015, for the 2016 design year. Whether the high-performance 2017 Audi TT RS will have the same fate is still a secret, however the bright side is that Audi has actually just unveiled the beefed-up coupe at the 2016 Beijing Vehicle Program. It stays to be seen whether The United States and Canada will get it faster than 2017, however when that happens, U.S. Audi gearheads will get the lightest and most powerful TT ever produced. Readily available as both a coupe and roadster, it climbed up above the TTS in the TT range. The 2017 Audi TT RS pertained to the U.S. in 2012, when the Plus design was released. Fitted with an uprated variation of the 2.5-liter turbo-five, the Audi TT-RS Plus had a cool 360 ponies and 342 pound-feet on tap.
Currently more effective than a Porsche Cayman, the Plus will be replaced by an even wilder version of the Audi TT geared up with a brand-new model of the 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine. Discover how effective and fast it is and how it stacks up against Porsche’ s new 718 Cayman in our review listed below.
2017 Audi TT RS Exterior
As anticipated by our rendering, the brand-new 2017 Audi TT RS features a design based on the third-gen TT, meaning it obtains the base vehicle’s sharp front grille and upgraded headlamps and bumper. Making the vehicle appearance even more aggressive than its regular sibling is the honeycomb mesh– seen on other current high-performance Audi s– in the Single frame grille, the bigger air consumptions in the bumper, and the silver blade-like element at the bottom of the apron. Beefier fenders and side skirts, carbon-fiber mirror caps, in addition to newly designed wheels improve the TT-RS’ profile. Around back, it utilizes an upgraded bumper, a fixed rear wing, and 2 big, oval exhaust tailpipes. Optionally, clients can change the fixed wing with a retractable element.
Styling aside, the brand-new 2017 Audi TT RS marks the launching of Audi’s Matrix OLED technology on series-production taillights the available as an option on the high-performance compact, each Matrix taillight consists of four wafer-thin systems which end up being smaller sized from the inside out. The greatest of them bears the TT logo design and the four Audi rings. The exact same innovation is also readily available for the headlamps, otherwise geared up with LED technology as standard.
2017 Audi TT RS Interior
Much like the previous-generation design, the interior of the 2017 Audi TT RS is based upon the basic vehicle’s, however boosted by sportier functions. Emphasizes include red accents on the A/C vents, red stitching on the center console, and doors panels, and a flat-bottom wheel with an RS badge. The latter is likewise wrapped in leather and now has 2 running buttons for turning the engine on and off and for the Drive Select function. All RS designs include a 12.3-inch screen as an instrument cluster. It can be used in 3 views, including a unique RS screen that highlights the rev counter and supplies information on g-force, torque, and tire pressure, amongst other things. The digital cluster also displays a shift light which notifies the chauffeur that the engine limit has actually been reached, much like a rally automobile.
The coupe is likewise loaded with high-end technology, however a lot of elegant functions aren’t standard. The alternatives list consists of MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, Audi Link module with Wi-Fi hotspot, and the brand-new Audi smart device interface innovation that displays picked apps from the cell phone directly on the screen. Audiophiles can choose for a Bang-Olufsen audio system that’s loud enough to cover the grumble of the five-cylinder engine.
2017 Audi TT RS Safety
The 2017 Audi TT RS comes with the exact same security features as the standard TT. The coupe is geared up with a chauffeur and front passenger dual-stage airbags, front thorax side airbags and knee airbags, and side head curtain airbags. The standard safety package also includes front guest detection for air bags, main locking system with security unlock feature if airbags release, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, security belt reminder, lower anchors and tethers for kids in rear seats, and a tire pressure tracking system.
2017 Audi TT RS Engine
Regardless of reports that Audi may drop the 2.5-liter five-cylinder, the brand-new 2017 Audi TT RS continues with the exact same setup, albeit with a newly-developed variation of the turbo-five with light-weight building and construction, reduced internal friction, and boosted output. About 22 pounds lighter than the previous system, the brand-new 2.5-liter cranks out 400 horsepower, a stout 17 percent boost over in 2015’s powerplant. That’s a complete 60 horsepower more than the second-gen Audi TT-RS and 40 horses more than the Audi TT-RS Plus, making the second-generation cars and truck the most effective TT ever produced. Optimum torque, delivered from as low as 1,700 rpm, is ranked at 354 pound-feet, 22 and 12 pound-feet more than the previous TT-RS and TT-RS Plus, respectively. The TT RS needs only 3.7 seconds to strike 62 miles per hour from a standing start, nearly a half-second enhancement. The five-cylinder engine mates to a seven-speed, dual-clutch S-Tronic transmission with no choice for a manual transmission.
2017 Audi TT RS Price
U.S. pricing for the brand-new 2017 Audi TT RS is not yet offered, but the efficiency coupe will go on sale from EUR66,400 in Europe starting fall 2016. That’s an EUR16,450 premium over the Audi TT Audi TT S. Having stated that we expect the Audi TT-RS to begin from around $68,000 when it goes on sale in the United States for the 2017 model year.