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2016 Audi TTS Test Drive Review

The 2016 Audi TTS is redefining the sports coupe category with unparalleled luxury, performance, and technology.

This all-wheel drive sports car can dazzle with class and elegance, and also let loose when the workday’s over.

Come explore our 2016 Audi TTS test model and find out what makes it so versatile and fun.

 

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2016 Audi TTS Exterior

For the 2016 model year, the Audi TTS receives a design refresh that features an aggressive Platinum Grey Singleframe front grille, model-specific vents, and standard full-LED headlights. The Audi logo now sits at the edge of the hood, drawing your attention to the sculpted lines sweeping back from the front-end.

The pronounced wheel arches blend seamlessly into the redesigned side-sills, while a strong character line rides just below the side view mirrors and ends in a deployable spoiler and dynamic taillights. Quad exhaust outlets and a lower valance diffuser finish out the rear fascia.

Our test model came in a vibrant Vegas Yellow — one of 10 standard color options — and was fitted with the available 20-inch 10-Y-spoke forged wheels.

Heated, power-adjustable exterior mirrors in aluminum optic deliver a nice accent to the overall look, and complements the aluminum accents found throughout the car.

The 2+2 coupe form factor of the 2016 Audi TTS makes it look fast even when sitting still.

 

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2016 Audi TTS Interior

As you open the door of the 2016 Audi TTS, you’re welcomed to the lap of luxury with an interior covered in premium leather, brushed aluminum, and contrast stitching.

Heated 12-way power adjustable sport seats with lumbar adjustment and pneumatic side bolsters provide a comfortable and secure experience for front passengers, and can be upgraded to fine Nappa leather with S embossing like in our test model.

Audi is taking the philosophy of driver-focused design to new heights with their innovative virtual cockpit — the traditional instrument cluster is replaced by a 12.3-inch display that delivers 3D visuals at 60 frames per second. It also doubles as the infotainment hub where you can access music, navigation, vehicle settings, and a host of Audi Connect apps.

Buttons on the steering wheel or the MMI Touch system located below the drive selector can be used to control the virtual cockpit, switching it from standard to panoramic full-screen for optimum delivery of information. The MMI Touch system also recognizes handwriting and gestures which makes entering text extremely easy and efficient.

Other interior features include 50/50 split folding rear seats, LED interior lighting, and an available Bang & Olufsen sound system.

 

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2016 Audi TTS Performance

The 2016 Audi TTS powers all four wheels with a 2.0-liter TFSI motor that now lays down 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. This turbocharged motor is mated to a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission that can be left in automatic or operated manually via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Regardless of who’s doing the shifting, the feeling of acceleration is exhilarating.

Four driving modes are available via Audi drive select, with Dynamic being the most performance focused. While in Dynamic mode, gear changes come later in the revs, and the steering, suspension, and throttle response are adjusted for maximum performance.

To deliver even more sports car characteristics, the new quattro all-wheel drive system takes a rear wheel power bias during Dynamic mode as it measures the available traction at each wheel with 150 readings every 10 milliseconds. Optimum torque is sent to the axle with the best traction which results in impressive cornering ability as well as vehicle stability.

The TTS’s magnetic ride suspension provides different levels of stiffness so you can cruise comfortably or drive more spiritedly on curvy canyon roads. The rear spoiler automatically deploys at highway speeds and can also be manually deployed for aesthetics.

Fuel efficiency of the 2016 Audi TTS is an EPA estimated 23 mpg city and 27 mpg highway**.

 

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2016 Audi TTS Safety

Advanced safety features can be found throughout the 2016 Audi TTS, including adaptive front airbags, knee and seat mounted thorax-pelvis side airbags, and inflatable curtain airbags.

Electronic stability control helps keep the TTS on its intended path, and in the event of an accident, automatic pretensioners with force limiters on the front seat belts aid in moderating impact forces.

Our test model came equipped with the optional technology package which adds Audi side assist — a radar-based blind spot monitoring system — and parking system plus (collision warning) with rearview camera.

The 2016 TTS also comes standard with an anti-theft vehicle alarm system and ignition immobilizer.

 

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2016 Audi TTS Overall

For those that want to go from business to leisure without missing a step, the 2016 Audi TTS should definitely be your chariot of choice.

MSRP for the 2016 Audi TTS 2.0T quattro S tronic starts at $51,900*, and our test model came well-equipped for $56,600*.

Experience the thrills and luxury of the 2016 TTS by visiting your local AutoNation-affiliated Audi dealership.

 


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending specific vehicle trim, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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