Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro

According to Audi, 50% of Audi TT models sold worldwide comes with its quattro all-wheel drive system. Therefore, the German automaker has decided to offer the system for the third-generation model that is equipped with the 2.0 litre TDI engine.

Available for both Coupe and Roadster versions, the TDI mill provides 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque, sent through Audi’s S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission, and to all four wheels. The quattro system itself uses an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch to distribute the torque to both axles.

In terms of performance, the TT Coupe 2.0 TDI quattro will make the century sprint in 6.7 seconds, and hit a top speed of 234 km/h. Meanwhile, in Roadster guise, the sprint is accomplished in seven seconds, while top speed is down by 4 km/h. Compared to its petrol equivalent (2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic), the TDI is slower to 100 km/h by 1.4 seconds (both bodystyles) has a 16 km/h slower top speed.

However, the all-paw diesel TT claws back when it comes to fuel economy, as the Coupe will consume just 5.2 litres per 100 km, whereas the Roadster does 5.4 litres per 100 km (following the NEDC cycle). By comparison, the TDI quattro-powered TT consumes about 1.2 to 1.3 litres per 100 km less than its petrol siblings.