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2021 Audi TTS Review: Trims, Features, Price, Performance, MPG Figures, And Rivals

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Totan Banerjee

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September 16, 2020 at 12:36 PM

There are not many cars that efficiently amalgamate luxury and sport characteristics. The 2021 Audi TTS is a luxury sports coupe that has held such pride in the driving arena. It is known for its memorable handling, superior fuel economy in its class, mind blowing performance, tasteful interior and its dashing exterior design. Well ! The 2021 version is prompted to be more refreshed but what is the real story? Let’s check out.

2021 Audi TTS Highlights:


The Audi TTS has been serving looks since the beginning. The vehicle has been designed to be a part of the small luxury class and comes only as a coupe model. The Audi TTS had a motivation of delivering high-quality fit, finish, and design. The TTS with its small proportions, punchy engine, and Quattro AWD system makes it an agile and fun-to-drive coupe that can double up as a capable daily driver.


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2021 Audi TTS shares its underpinnings with the VW Golf R

The vehicle has been in news for its minimalist style and performance, and also because it is speculated that the 2021 Audi TTS might be the last of the production of the TTS series. Many optional features of the 2020 Audi TTS have now been standardized in the 2021 Audi TTS like the standard leather interior and so on.

What’s New in the 2021 Audi TTS?

The 2021 Audi TTS will come with a leather interior as a standardized feature for all trims. There wouldn’t be many changes in the technical specifications of the 2021 Audi TTS when compared to the 2020 version. The vehicle will come with 20” wheels with summer tires as a standardized feature.

2021 Audi TTS gets minor updates

The TTS now gets standard 20-inch wheels with summer tires. The optional Black optic package of the TTS now includes red brake calipers. Also,there has been an addition to color ranges. The Black Optic package will now include colors like Chronos Grey and Navara Blue.

2021 Audi TTS Trims and Features

The Audi TTS has only one trim with a Quattro AWD drivetrain. However, this trim comes loaded to the hilt with a plethora of nifty standard features that will please most people out there. Apart from the standard fitments, one can always spec the car with optional extras to enhance the experience.

Trim

2021 Audi TTS

MSRP (AWD)

$56,000

Key Features

Heated windshield washer nozzles

 

Power adjustable, auto-dimming, power-folding, heated exterior side mirror

 

19” 5-spoke-blade design wheel

 

Heated front seats

 

BLUETOOTH with audio streaming for compatible devices

 

MMI touch with handwriting recognition technique

 

Automatic climate control

*prices subject to change

As per the features mentioned above, the 2020 Audi TTS has been splendid in terms of performance, technology, and style. 

The attractive exteriors, with breathtaking curves, have been a stand out feature for the audience. The use of technology for entertainment and comfort makes the car for the digital era. Thus, the 2020 Audi TTS is splendid and has everything one needs in a small luxury car.

What powers the 2021 Audi TTS?

The 2021 model will have the same mechanical configurations as its prior model, with added performance factors like better horsepower and torque.

The 2020 Audi TTS has a turbocharged engine 2.0 L with four-cylinders. The engine uses TFSI technology which helps the engine deliver an optimum power output and high efficiency. The vehicle delivers a power of 2929 hp and a torque of 280 lb-ft. The vehicle has a seven-speed transmission with an S-Tronic dual-clutch, which helps the vehicle in smooth transitions of the gears and optimal handling of vehicles.

Models

2020 Audi TTS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 BMW M2 Competition

MSRP

$54,500

$57,500

$58,900

Engine

Turbocharged 4-cylinder/2.0 L

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4/2.0L

Twin-turbocharged I-4/3.0L

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed automatic transmission

6-speed manual transmission

6-speed manual transmission

Power (hp @ RPM

292@5400

300@6500

405@5230

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

280@1900

280@1950

406@2350

The 2020 Audi TTS has been lagging in terms of performance when compared to its peers. Since the vehicles compete in the sports field, having manual transmission gives more control to the driver, yet there might be difficulty in gear shifting. Thus, the Audi TTS has a smooth transmission and is more driver-controlled as compared to the competition that uses manual transmission.

How fast is the Audi TTS?

With the use of TFSI technology, the engines deliver optimal power which helps the vehicle to improve speed. Using the turbocharged with 2.0 L engine, the 2020 Audi TTS gets faster acceleration and can speed up to the acceleration of 60 mph in 4.4 seconds which is the second-highest in its peers. The top speed delivered is 155 mph. The engine configuration and top speed limitation allow the car to be more environmentally friendly and therefore the CO2 emission is 7.2 tons/year.

The 2021 Audi TTS has been designed to upgrade and outshine the performance of 2020 Audi TTS.

Models

2020 Audi TTS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 BMW M2 Competition

0-60 MPH (seconds)

4.4

4.9

4.2

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

12.8

12.0

12.4

Top-Speed (MPH)

155

170

174

Engine

Turbocharged 4-cylinder/2.0 L

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4/2.0L

Twin-turbocharged I-4/3.0L

Emissions (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

7.2

-

8.9

The 2020 Audi TTS might not be the fastest vehicle but it is the most fuel-efficient vehicle out of its competition. Due to the engine configuration of twin-turbocharged technology, the 2020 BMW M2 Competition is the fastest car of the lot.

How is the Ride and Handling of the 2021 Audi TTS?

The 2020 Audi TTS has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission unit, which enhances the movement of the vehicle and eases the gear shifting. Another advantage the TTS coupe gets by using automatic transmission is that it reduces wear and tear of tires and it makes the vehicle more fuel-efficient.

2021 Audi TTS gets Audi's Quattro AWD system

The vehicle has a drivetrain of AWD, which allows each wheel to have its power. Also, the Quattro AWD distributes torque uniformly in the vehicle to maintain balance and enhances the control of the car. This technique also provides stability while turning, and thus maintains balance. To summarize this, the 2020 Audi TTS is a vehicle that is designed to be balanced and stable for the journey. Similar drivetrain technology and suspension features are in-built in the 2021 Audi TTS.

How quickly does the 2021 Audi TTS come to standstill?

The 2020 Audi TTS has been decent in terms of braking. The rotors' size of both the front and back are big enough to provide essential braking time to the car without damaging the wheels. The curb weight being average of what you would expect the weight of a small luxury sports vehicle. The weight enhances the control of the driver on the vehicle. With 2021 Audi TTS, the same braking configurations will be used with additional red calipers.

Models

2021 Audi TTS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 BMW M2 Competition

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.3

13

15.7

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.2

11.8

15

Curb Weight (lbs)

3263

2944

3600

60-0 (feet)

103

99.8

103

In comparison to its peers, the 2020 Audi TTS has an average performance in terms of braking in its class. The 2020 BMW M2 Competition has a huge curb weight which might be a problem for the braking system. The 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman has the lightest weight and the least braking distance but it might have some controlling issues due to small brake rotors. Thus, it can be concluded that the 2020 Audi TTS has an acceptable and satisfactory braking performance.


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How many miles to the gallon does the 2021 Audi TTS return?

The 2020 Audi TTS has a lot of factors that contribute to its fuel efficiency. The lightweight of the vehicle is one important factor, another factor is the use of automatic transmission instead of the manual transmission. The engine configuration and TFSI technology also contribute to the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

Out of its peers, the 2020 Audi TTS has been proven to be the most fuel-efficient with a combined MPG of 25. The fuel tank capacity is also high, resulting in a long drive without obstacles.

Models

2021 Audi TTS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 BMW M2 Competition

MPG (City)

23

-

18

MPG (Highway)

29

-

25

MPG (Combined)

25

-

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

14.2

13.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

333.5/420.5/372.65

-

246.6/342.5/289.75

The design and technologies used in the vehicle make the 2020 Audi TTS the most fuel-efficient amongst its peers.

How is the interior 2021 Audi TTS? 

The 2020 Audi TTS has an attractive and stylish interior. The driver-centric design and placing of the cockpit do make it easier for the driver to enhance control. The four-seater vehicle has a red mark on the steering wheel making it easier for the driver to know the position and the steering. It has 12-way power front seats, making driving comfortable and smooth.

2021 Audi TTS gets sporty and luxurious interiors

The front seating area of the 2020 Audi TTS is spacious, but the rear seating area is not too roomy for tall adults. The rear seats have a 50-50 split-folding, which when folded allows the vehicle to have more cargo space. The S Sport seat package has the interiors available with Fine Nappa Leather, embracing the style and comfort of the vehicle.

The 2021 Audi TTS has similar configurations but it has upholstery leather interior as a standard feature.

Models

2021 Audi TTS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 BMW M2 Competition

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.1/53.6/41.1

38.3/51.5/41.6

40.1/54.4/41.5

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

33.8/47.9/28.9

-

36.5/53.4/33

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

-

-

13.8

The 2020 Audi TTS and the 2020 BMW M2 Competition can accommodate 4 people. Evidently from the data, it can be concluded that the 2020 BMW M2 Competition is a more spacious vehicle.

Does 2021 Audi TTS get a good infotainment?

Audi doesn’t compromise with technology, and thus the vehicle offers a plethora of technology infotainment system. The vehicle has 12 fully active loudspeakers from Bang & Olufsen which give out a premium level of audio quality. The vehicle has Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto for the compatible phones which makes it easier for the driver to enjoy the smartphone features like navigation which can be controlled by MMI and voice controls. MMI uses handwriting technology which makes selections of various other options easier.

2021 Audi TTS gets a fully digital drivers display that doubles up as the infotainment display

The MMI Navigation Plus makes accessibility of various apps like the navigation system, radio pre-set, and phone numbers easy just by writing them. The Audi Connect system connects the vehicle with Google earth which allows the vehicle to get a bigger picture view of the roads and also, the vehicle gets updates regarding weather conditions and road conditions. The 2021 Audi TTS has technological features that are quite similar to the 2020 Audi TTS.


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Does the 2021 Audi TTS look charming?

The looks of the 2020 Audi TTS are impressive and mesmerizing. The signature Singleframe grille gives the vehicle an athletic appeal and the polished quad exhaust tip leaves everyone in awe. The vehicle has full LED headlights enhancing the night vision and giving the vehicle a sharp edgy look. The larger wheelbase provides a sense of stability when the vehicle is speeding. 

2021 Audi TTS is a sporty and elegant coupe

The Competition Package of the cars enables it to take its looks to the next level. The package involves a 20” Audi Sport wheel with red brake calipers and glossy back exterior. The 2020 Audi TTS is available in a classy range of colors that are Pulse Orange, Ibis White, Glacier White, Mythos Black, Nano Grey, Turbo Blue, Tango Red, and Daytona Grey.

Models

2021 Audi TTS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman

2020 BMW M2 Competition

Curb Weight (lb)

3263

2944

3600

Length (inches)

165

172.4

176.2

Width (inches)

72.1

70.9

73

Height (inches)

53.3

51

55.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

-

4.3

-

Wheelbase (inches)

98.6

97.4

106

In the 2021 Audi TTS, the Competition Package will be a standard feature for the vehicle with addition to two more beautiful colors, Chronos Grey and Navara Blue.The 2020 Audi TTS is larger than the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman but smaller than the 2020 BMW M2 Competition.  

What are the Safety features in the 2021 Audi TTS?

The 2020 Audi TTS is built with Aluminium Hybrid Construction material giving it a strong base and avoids crumpling in case of a crash. The Parking System Plus makes the vehicle alert, and with the help of front and rear sensors the vehicle detects objects in the path and displays on the MMI screen. 

The Audi Side Assist is an optional feature that allows the vehicle to detect objects in the blind spot and generate alerts. There is a presence of class-leading active safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and back up camera. The vehicle is not crash-tested by NHTSA and IIHS.

The 2021 Audi TTS has a similar set of safety features.

Is the 2021 Audi TTS Coupe worth the money?

The 2020 Audi TTS has been average when compared with its peers but the designing and assembly of the vehicle can conclude that it can be a family car. The use of technology for entertainment and comfort, explicit exterior, and an impressive interior are the highlights of the vehicle.

The 2021 Audi TTS has almost similar mechanical features which it has inherited from its predecessor. The vehicle is quite fuel-economic and the design has been executed in a manner that all the components contribute to the effective utilization of fuel. Less rear passenger space can be a problem.

For the people with the main focus on fuel economy, this car is the one that delivers fuel efficiency as well as style. But for the performance-focused audience, the 2020 BMW M2 competition is a clear choice.


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2021 Audi TTS FAQs

Can you get a child seat in an Audi TTS?

Yes. Audi TTS coupe comes in a 2+2 seating configuration. The TT's interior backseat can fit a baby in the back. In fact, it's surprisingly easy to get two car seats in the back without any significant panting.

Does the Audi TTS get Apple Car Play and Android Auto?

Yes, the Audi TTS come with Apple Car Play and Android Auto as standard which is directly displayed in the Digital Drivers Display.

Does Audi TTS come with autonomous driving tech?

No. The TTS is Audi's entry-level sports car and in order to keep the prices under check, it skimps the autonomous driving technology. Though Audi offers TT with advanced driver-assistance features.

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