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2018 Audi TT RS

Original MSRP Range
$64,900
Available Style(s)
Coupe
MPG
19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
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2018 Audi TT RS

What We Like

Unusual 5-cylinder engine configuration and the sound that accompanies it; lots of standard equipment; crisp Audi styling; crisp dynamics

What We Don't

The steering could be more tactile

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 Audi TT RS?

The TT RS is all-new for this model year.

Which TT RS is the Best?

If this is going to be a weekend track toy, think about the fixed suspension option. If the plan is to drive the car each day, the standard adaptive suspension is probably the best call.

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How Much Does a 2018 Audi TT RS Cost?

The 2018 Audi TT RS ($65,875) premium compact sports car comes in coupe form only (the regular TT offers a convertible version as well).

Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels wearing summer performance tires, full LED lighting, TT RS-specific front and rear aerodynamic/cosmetic treatments, a fixed rear wing, oval exhaust tips, rain-sensing wipers, an adaptive suspension, 8-piston front brake calipers, ventilated brake discs on each wheel, keyless entry/ignition, selectable driving modes (with engine start/stop and drive mode buttons on the steering wheel), a flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in leather/simulated suede, automatic climate control, 12-way power-adjustable front sport seats, Nappa leather upholstery with contrasting diamond stitching, simulated suede-covered shift knob, aluminum cabin accents, a 12.3-in Virtual Cockpit configurable driver's information display incorporating a Sport mode, a garage door opener, a rearview camera, a semi-automated parking system, parking sensors front and rear, blind spot monitoring, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, a CD/MP3 player, AM/FM/satellite radio, HD Radio, a 9-speaker audio setup, voice control, a touchpad with handwriting recognition, two SD card slots, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio input.

An optional Dynamic Plus package includes a fixed sport suspension, ceramic front brake discs, a carbon-fiber engine cover, OLED taillights and a raised top speed from 155 to 174 mph.

Other options include wider 19-in alloy wheels, 20-in alloy wheels, a 680-watt/12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, navigation, Audi Connect Wi-Fi and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.

The TT RS is not purchased or celebrated for its cargo space, but 12 cu ft. should accommodate a couple of golf bags, especially with the small rear seats folded down.

TT RS Trims

CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
TT RS 2.5 TFSI$64,900 / $60,3585 Cylinder Turbo40019 / 297-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2018 Audi TT RS a Safe Car?

In addition to the mandatory protective and preventative equipment, the TT RS has eight airbags, including two for the front occupants' knees.

No agencies in the United States have crash-tested the TT RS, or even the regular TT.

5 Year Cost to Own

$70,497 ($0.94 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance1 Years/10,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Technology Pkg
  • Connectivity Pkg
  • Black Optic Pkg
  • Dynamic Plus Pkg
  • Audi Design Selection
  • Leather Pkg
  • Storage Pkg

Competition

2018 Audi TT RS vs the competition

2018 BMW M2 -- Comes in coupe form only, with 365 hp from a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder and BMW's traditional rear-drive layout. Not the design statement the TT RS is, but wonderful to drive and less expensive.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport -- Comes with 460 hp from a thunderous V8 set in a lightweight body. This generation of Corvette also has excellent rear-drive handling. Targa and convertible versions are available.

2018 Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe -- Slightly pricier than the TT RS, but then it does have 469 hp from a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8.

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman S -- Accessible for a Porsche, and the S version has 350 hp, along with a beautiful midengined/rear-drive balance. Like the Corvette, it's only a 2-seater, but so is the TT RS in practice if not in theory.

Used Porsche 911 -- Because whenever someone wants a small ultra-sporty coupe, deep in their hearts they really desire the 911 -- a car that has occupied a special place within the automotive landscape since the 1960s. Check out Porsche's certified pre-owned (CPO) program.

Audi TT RS News & Reviews

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