In Europe we’ve already been spoiled with our Audi TTS producing 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque – more than the American equivalent of the Tourist Trophy which only produces 288 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque while both cars use the same 2.0 turbocharged. four-liter cylinder mated to a dual-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive system. But now Audi is adding an even faster variant to the European market in the form of the “Competition Plus” model.
This new edition will add another 13 additional horsepower to the power output to match the tastes of the Golf R, while also increasing torque to 295 lb-ft. This torque doesn’t quite reach the levels of other VAG products, but will give the TTS a nice little boost in performance.
This performance is reflected in its 0-62mph time of 4.5 seconds for the torque, and a bit longer for the roadster which is slightly heavier with a time of 4.8 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph, and the German sports car will come standard with Audi’s magnetically actuated shocks.
While it’s not as fast as the top-of-the-line TTRS, which gets its own special edition named ’40 Years Of Quattro’, it has a host of tech, including LED headlights and the brilliant Audi Virtual. Cockpit selection of other upgrades, including leather seats, red brake calipers, black accents around the body of the car, and four-ring side graphics.
The Competition Plus Edition comes with a Bronze Selection version, available for the standard TT and TTS models, and adds a number of bronze accents inside and out, as well as an extended leather package. and an improved sound system from Bang Et Olufsen. The front gets its blackened honeycomb grille and the rear gets a touch of chrome trim on the dual-exhaust tips.
Both editions go on sale later this month in Germany, with the TTS Coupe Competition Plus starting at € 61,000, with the roadster adding an additional € 2,700 to the invoice and deliveries starting early next year. The Bronze selection will be in the form of a package, and will be priced at € 6,190 for the TT and € 4,490 for the TTS. Deliveries begin in the spring.