2020 Audi TT RS
2020 Audi TT RS welcome to audicarusa.com discover New Audi sedans, SUVs & coupes get our expert review. The TT RS from Audi is supposed to come for some minor updates, such as our spy recordings and the video of a prototypentests on the Nürburgring confirm. We expect only minor adjustments to the front and rear fascia of the car as well as new internale for the headlights. It is not clear what changes will take place in the cabin, although we were able to install an updated infotainment system and new electronic driver aids.
Do not expect Audi to replace the 2.5-liter turbo-charging of the car from inline-5. However, there could be some improvements aimed at boosting production and at the same time curbing emissions. The engine in the current TT RS 400 ps and 354 pound torque and drives all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and four-wheel drive. The system can send up to 100 percent of the drive torque to the rear wheels as required.
We find the TT RS as a fast, agile car that does a good job of dealing with a track, although it shares a platform with the humble Volkswagen Golf (which really says more about the Gulf). However, we feel that the $65,875 starting price is on the steep side, considering that the equally funny BMW m2 for just over $50,000. The more practical CLA45 of Mercedes-AMG also starts near $50k and there is also the mechanically similar Rs 3, which starts under $60K.
The updated TT RS is scheduled to hit the showrooms in the coming year as a 2020 model, where it will connect similarly updated versions of the regular TT coupe and TT Roadster. The current TT was introduced for 2016, so the updates represent a mid-cycle update for the third generation model.
The front is the first thing that falls into the eye, the new grid, which is slightly larger, and the revamped headlights with a new LED pattern. The lights also look a little slimmer, but it could be the camouflage that plays a trick on the eyes. The bumper is also for an update, but it is difficult to make any details through the camouflage.
There is not much to talk about on the pages, but the camo pattern suggests that the coupe should have more athletic side skirts. As usual, Audi will also introduce a new wheel design. Probably the biggest design change will be the rear wing, which has new end plates for better aerodynamics. The rear bumper and the diffuser should also achieve some modifications. Finally, the rear lights under the plastic lids should receive new LED graphics.
I have not yet seen that an Audi facelift brings significant changes in the cabin, so do not expect the TT RS to be an exception to this rule. If anything, Audi will probably replace the original infotainment system with its newest feature and add some of the driving aids we’ve seen in recently redesigned models. Everything else should remain unchanged, apart from smaller trim upgrades.
Pay attention to the same red accents on the A/C vents, red seams on the center console, gear sliders and door panels, and a flat steering wheel with RS badges. The latter should be wrapped in leather.
2020 Audi TT RS
Also, the 12.3-inch digital combo instrument should be transferred and will probably have the same three views, including a special RS-screen that highlights the Rev counter and provides information about torque, G-force and tyre pressure.
Some carbon fibre and aluminium panels on the center console and the door panels will further lift the TT RS from other models, as well as the sports pedals and the reinforced front seats. The option list should include MMI navigation Plus with MMI touch, Audi Connect module with WLAN hotspot and the Audi smartphone interface technology, which displays selected apps from the mobile phone directly on the screen.
Facelifts usually add a small bonus to the outbound model, so expect the upcoming coupe to cost a little more than the current $64,900. The pricing of TT RS is a bit of an issue considering what the competition is all about, but more on that below.