2016 Audi TTS

Want to feel very special, drive a great sports car and stand apart from the crowd but don’t have a million dollars for a Porsche 911?

No problem. I have the solution.

Sure, you could do what I suggested a few weeks ago and buy the ‘affordable’ and ‘useable’ supercar – Audi’s R8. With 600 plus horsepower from a screaming V10 and “arrest me now, I broke the speed limit the moment I turned the key” looks, you’re sure to draw attention and smiles. But even though relative to the used 911 market these cars are bargains, you’re saying ‘Come on, Carter – they’re still $170,000’. And you’re right – for most, they’re only affordable if you would consider them a primary residence rather than a weekend warrior.

So if you need to actually commute, what about Audi’s TTS? Okay, it’s not the 400 horsepower TT RS – I get it. But it retains the walk-on-water MQB platform and pairs it with the Golf R drivetrain – good for 292 horsepower and 280 lb.ft of torque driving all four wheels. Paired with the S-Tronic DSG dual-clutch, you’re capable of blitzing 60 mph in 4.6 seconds yet still this car returns 27 mpg on the highway. Unlike the R8, it’s also got rear seats (albeit quite small) and a hatchback that doesn’t contain a V10. While that’s disappointing when showing off to your friends, the reality is that occasionally you need to carry something larger than your ego.

But though it lacks the headline-grabbing figures and cross-marque instantly recognizable alpha-numeric nomenclature of its more famous siblings, the TTS fails to disappoint with performance and incorporates all the cutting-edge technology, including the mega-cool virtual dashboard. You can also spec it out in a bunch of really cool colors, such as the Vegas Yellow I looked at on the R8s. But this particular one, as you’ve seen, is a bit extra special, having been special ordered in Viper Green:

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Year: 2016
Model: TTS
Engine: 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4
Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch DSG semi-automatic
Mileage: 5,755 mi
Price: $45,990 Buy It Now

2016 Audi TTS 2.0T Quattro

2016 AUDI TTS COUPE QUATTRO S-TRONIC
This Rare 1-Owner, Non-Smoker, TTS in Green over a Black Leather Interior is Absolutely Stunning. It is in Pristine Condition Inside and Out. It is Well-Maintained and has a Clean Carfax. A Remainder of the Factory Warranty is in Effect.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT:

Viper Green Exterior Paint (Originally $3,900.00)

Technology Package (Originally $3,250.00)
– Audi MMI Navigation Plus, Audi Connect w/ Online Services, Audi Side Assist, Auto-Dimming Power Exterior Mirrors, Parking System, Plus w/ Rearview Camera

20-Inch Y-Spoke Wheel Package (Originally $1,000.00)

Bang & Olufsen Sound System (Originally $950.00)

Fine Nappa Leather w/ ‘S’ Embossing (Originally $500.00)

Adaptive Rear Spoiler

2.0T 4-Cylinder Engine Producing 292hp / 280lb-ft

Audi Advanced Key

Heated 12-Way Adjustable Front Seats

Pneumatic Side Bolsters for Front Seats

A brand new TTS hits the showrooms at $52,950. Equip it like this one, and you’d be looking at nearly $60,000 worth of really fast Golf. That’s a lot of money, but then this is a pretty special car and even brand new it’s still a relative value compared to its performance class. However, if you like the spec and color combination here, this one is a very good value at basically $12,000 off MSRP for only 6,000 miles driven. Are there any downsides? Well, for a bit more money you could grab the even better performing RS3 with 4-doors rather than 2. But you’d be looking at a minimum of another $10,000 to get one with decent options. This TTS might not be the highest spec Audi out there, but it’s one hell of a performance deal in the grand scheme!

-Carter

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2 Comments

  1. At this point a 1970s ten-speed bicycle has thicker tires. One’s fillings must fall out while driving this thing.

  2. Is it me or do the front brakes seem to have some weird wear patterns already?

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