Melbourne, July 1, 2011 – The Australian International Motor Show hosts the debut of the 7-speed S tronic TT RS, celebrated with a very special limited edition model of which just 45 will be offered in Australia – representing $8,460 of additional value at no extra cost.

The Audi TT RS, the flag-ship TT model, is now available with Audi’s cutting-edge seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

This state-of-the-art transmission adds another driving dimension to Audi’s purist driving machine, with lightning-fast gear changes and a level of efficiency that is pioneering in its class. Shifts are completed within just a few hundredths of a second, and are silky smooth and incredibly comfortable: there is no perceptible interruption in the flow of power. 

The S tronic transmission has also been designed for high efficiency at any and every speed. For example, seventh gear is configured as a high-geared overdrive which reduces engine speed at highway speeds, thus cutting fuel consumption. The TT RS Coupé consumes an average of 8.5 litres of fuel per 100 km on European combined cycle, and emits just 197 g/km of CO2.

The driver can also choose between two fully automatic shift modes, and a manual mode in which gears are changed using either the shift paddles on the steering wheel or with the selector lever.

Another highlight of the S tronic transmission is the launch control function, which delivers virtually perfect acceleration from a standing start: maximum power and minimum wheel spin. This means the TT RS equipped with the S tronic transmission accelerates even faster than a manual transmission-equipped TT RS. The S tronic Coupé sprints from zero to 100 km/h just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is governed electronically at 250 km/h.

The Limited Edition model – of which just 45 will be sold, making it a highly exclusive proposition – celebrates the launch of the TT RS S tronic by offering a raft of highly desirable equipment at no extra cost. The Limited Edition package includes:

  • Black exterior styling package
  • Metallic Paint
  • 19-inch 5-arm Rotor design wheels in titanium finish
  • Sports exhaust system
  • Adaptive headlights
  • BOSE sound system
  • Extended leather interior package
  • LED interior lighting package

These sought-after features represent $8,460 in additional value. The TT RS Limited Edition is available only with Audi’s 7-speed S tronic transmission.

The unique 2.5-litre five-cylinder TFSI engine in the Audi TT RS received the ‘International Engine of the Year Award’ for its class in 2010 and 2011.

Fitted with two of Audi’s core technologies – turbocharging and FSI direct injection – this power-packed engine delivers 250 kW between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and a thumping 450 Nm between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm.

In conjunction with Audi’s quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a high-performance chassis, the five-cylinder engine delivers an outstanding driving experience.

Developed by quattro GmbH, the Audi TT RS is the pinnacle of the TT range and combines outstanding performance with a razor-sharp chassis and excellent fuel efficiency.

Audi TT RS S tronic Manufacturers List Price: (MLP excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)
Audi TT RS 7-speed S tronic Limited Edition: $139,900
Audi TT RS 7-Speed S tronic: $139,900

Audi TT RS 6-speed manual: $139,900

TT RS S tronic technical data

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