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20th July, 2009

Audi Australia has added a 1.8 TFSI engine to the TT Coupe line-up.

Once again, Audi demonstrates its expertise in Progressive Performance with this highly efficient four-cylinder engine, with turbocharger and direct injection using just 6.7 litres of fuel per 100 km. This impressive result means the vehicle is entirely exempt from LCT, bringing Audi Australia’s total model line-up of fuel efficient engines to a leading 21 vehicles.

The four cylinder engine has an output of 118 kW and 250 Nm of torque, and is available in front-wheel-drive guise.

For Australian customers, the addition of the 1.8 TFSI with its sporty 6-speed manual transmission, means that the Audi TT range now has a new entry price point. The manufacturer’s recommended price (including GST) and excluding government statutory charges and dealer delivery is $64,900.

The 1.8 TFSI is a high-tech engine that blends together all of the best features of modern engine technology. It is highly compact and very light at just 135 kilogrammes. An adjustable intake camshaft improves the process of filling the combustion chambers, while two balancing shafts refine the engine’s running character.

Thanks to a new type of demand-based control strategy, the oil pump uses minimal energy, therefore contributing to lower fuel consumption. The pump delivers only the amount of oil needed by the engine in its current mode of operation. With its direct fuel injection principle, fuel is metered directly into the four-valve cylinder head at 150 bar pressure from a high-pressure accumulator through newly developed, six-hole injectors.

There it mixes with air that is set into a swirling motion by flaps in the intake manifold. The mixture is homogenous. Some 14.7 parts of air are added to one part fuel. Evaporation of the directly-injected fuel cools the combustion chamber, which – when combined with turbocharging – provides a high compression ratio. The charger is designed to react swiftly to demand so that the engine quickly reaches maximum torque and remains at this high level for long periods. The result is high elasticity at any rpm.

FSI and turbocharging: the perfect combination

Direct injection and turbocharging offers an ideal combination to achieve maximum driver enjoyment and impressive efficiency. With its 1,798 cc of volumetric displacement, the 1.8 TFSI is able to achieve power similar to that of a naturally aspirated V6 of years past – a typically Audi result.

With an engine output of 118 kW and peak torque of 250 Nm in a broad engine speed range of between 1,500 to 4,500 rpm, this engine offers excellent efficiency – using just 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres.

Torque flows to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, offering responsive, high-revving and powerful performance characteristics. It propels the Audi TT Coupé to 100 km/h in just 7.2 seconds, and up to a top speed of 226 km/h.

This dynamic performance is assisted by the low total weight of the Coupé at a mere 1,240 kilogrammes. The body consists primarily of aluminium and therefore showcases another Audi innovation – that of lightweight design.

Even greater traction: quattro for the 2.0 TFSI

July also sees the introduction of the quattro version of the TT 2.0 TFSI with S tronic transmission.

Audi’s class-leading all-wheel drive system boosts traction, which in turn increases safety and driving enjoyment. The high-tech S tronic transmission shifts through its six gears without any perceptible interruption in the power flow. The core of the quattro drive system – the electronically controlled and hydraulically activated multidisk clutch – works even more quickly than before thanks to a new accumulator. Within milliseconds, it redirects power from the front to the rear wheels as needed.

The TFSI four-cylinder engine draws its power from a displacement of 1,984 cc. Like its 1.8 litre 'sibling', it combines the FSI direct fuel injection technology developed by Audi with the turbocharger.

The highly refined four-valve engine delivers 147 kW and constantly applies 280 Nm of torque to the crankshaft between 1,700 and 5,000 rpm. The peak speed for the Coupé is 238 km/h. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is completed in 6.2 seconds.

The manufacturer’s recommended price (including GST & LCT) and excluding government statutory charges and dealer delivery is $76,900 for the new TT 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic.

A Roadster version will follow in Q3, 2009 with a manufacturer’s recommended price including GST and LCT of $81,900.

Both the TT 1.8 TFSI and the 2.0 TFSI quattro are now available for purchase by Australian customers – as is the all new TT 2.0 TDI quattro manual version also just launched in Australia (see separate story).

Audi TT model range – Australia

TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI manual (new)

$64,900 *

TT Coupe 2.0 TDI quattro manual (new)

$70,900 *

TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI S tronic


TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (new)


TTS Coupe S tronic


TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI S tronic


TT Roadster 2.0 quattro S tronic


TTS Roadster S tronic


Prices listed are the manufacturer’s recommended prices and include GST and LCT where applicable, however exclude the dealer delivery and Government statutory charges.

* Models are LCT exempt due to fuel consumption of less than 7 litres/100km.

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