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2006 Audi TT Coupe - Overview

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$33,990 – $43,539 MSRP

$31,356 – $40,234 Invoice

19 / 26 MPG City/Hwy


2006 Audi TT Coupe

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What's New
The Audi TT carries over unchanged for the 2006 model year. It was introduced as a coupe in 2000, with a roadster version added a year later. An all-new and second-generation TT coupe is coming as a 2007 model with the roadster expected the following year.

The TT is this German premium-class automaker's design for a two-seat sports car. The name comes from the famed Tourist Trophy or TT race, which has been staged on the British Isle of Man since the early 1900s. The TT's Bauhaus exterior design has a timeless beauty, combining classic sports car elements and contemporary, cutting-edge details. The TT convertible has a power folding top. The interior of the TT coupe and convertible provide all the modern conveniences, highlighted by extensive use of aluminum trim, which saves weight and reminds one of famous and historic Audi racecars. A unique feature of the roadster is the optional seats that are covered in the same texture of leather that is used for baseball gloves.

The TT is available with a variety of powertrains. The basic setup includes a 180-hp, 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed Tiptronic-style automatic transmission that allows the driver to shift manually when desired. Also available is a 225-hp version of this engine linked to a six-speed manual transmission and Audi's acclaimed Quattro all-wheel drive system. The most powerful version of the car comes with a 3.2L V-6 engine that produces 250 hp. Power flows to the Quattro all-wheel drive system through either the manual, Tiptronic, or a unique and amazingly responsive Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) that readies the next gear in the transmission before it is engaged by the driver. This advanced transmission includes two internal clutches and operates like a manual but without the need for a driver to depress an external clutch pedal. In effect, it allows ordinary drivers to shift like Grand Prix racing drivers.

All TTs are equipped with front, chest- and head-protecting side air bags. And like all Audis, the TT also comes with four years (or 50,000 miles) of no-charge scheduled maintenance.

The Competition
The Audi TT competes in the Compact Premium Sporty segment, a crowded group of cars with cutting-edge design and better than average performance capabilities.

According to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM the sales leader for calendar year 2005 was the Nissan 350Z (27,278 units in 2005), followed by the Acura RSX (20,809), Mercedes-Benz CLK (18,227), Chrysler Crossfire (14,665), Mercedes-Benz SLK (11,278), BMW Z4 (10,045), Porsche Boxster (7,879) and Cayman, Honda S2000 (7,780), Saab 9-2X (5,940), Audi TT (2,822), and the Volvo C70 (1,442).

Available Trims for the 2006 Audi TT Coupe

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
1.8L (A6) 6 speed automatic $33,990 180-hp / 1.8L 4-cyl 21/29
3.2L (Auto Direct Shift) 6 speed automatic with auto-shift $40,640 250-hp / 3.2L 6-cyl 19/26

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