What's New for 2013:
- Optional bi-color leather interior
- Additional paint colors and wheel designs
Audi offers the 2013 TTS in 2+2 coupe or 2-seat roadster body styles and in Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels, while the TT RS is offered only as a 2+2 coupe in a single level of specification. The small back seat in the TTS coupe and TT RS coupe folds to expand cargo capacity, and the TTS Roadster offers a ski pass-through from the trunk to the interior. Audi says the TTS Roadster's convertible top folds down in 12 seconds.
Standard equipment for the TTS Premium Plus trim level includes power heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signal repeaters, heated windshield washer nozzles, rain-sensing wipers, Xenon Plus headlights with LED running lights, and fog lights. The TTS is also equipped with an S-line body kit, quad exhaust outlets, adaptive rear spoiler that deploys at 75 mph and retracts at 50 mph, and a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels wearing 255/35 performance tires.Interior Features
The 2013 Audi TTS Premium Plus is equipped with 10-way power-adjustable sport seats upholstered in Nappa leather, brushed aluminum dashboard trim, and a flat-bottomed, tilt/telescoping, TTS sport steering wheel. Automatic climate control is also standard, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a stereo with a CD player, satellite radio, and an auxiliary audio input jack. Power windows with one-touch operation, power door locks with remote keyless entry, and floor mats are also included, along with an information center with a trip computer, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass display, and a universal garage door opener.
According to Audi, the TTS coupe and TT RS coupe can carry 13.1 cubic feet of cargo in the trunk. Fold the back seats down, and they hold 24.7 cubic feet of cargo. The TTS Roadster's trunk holds 8.8 cubic feet of luggage.Optional Features
The front seats in the 2013 Audi TTS Premium Plus can be optioned with seat heaters and wrapped in a choice between bi-color and Baseball Optic leather. An extended leather treatment is also available, along with a navigation system with a CD changer and SD card slots.
The Audi TTS Prestige trim level includes heated front seats, navigation system, Bose AudioPilot premium sound system, rear park-assist sensors, and LED ambient cabin lighting. Options for the TTS Prestige trim level include an iPod connection, extended leather, and a choice between bi-color and Baseball Optic leather.
The TT RS model is based on the standard TTS Premium Plus trim level, and is offered in several exclusive paint colors, with special aluminum wheels including unique red-outline gloss black wheels, and with a choice between Nappa leather or leather/Alcantara front seats. A gloss black fixed spoiler sits on the trunk.
Heated front seats are optional for the TT RS, and a Technology package adds a navigation system, Bose premium audio system, iPod connection, rear park-assist sensors, adaptive headlights, and LED interior lighting. The Sports Exhaust Titanium package adds titanium-finish wheels and a sport exhaust system with black outlets, and the TT RS can be outfitted with aluminum matte optic exterior trim and carbon fiber mirror housings. Audi also offers a rear spoiler delete option for this model.Under the Hood
The 2013 Audi TTS is powered by a direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 265 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm. A 6-speed S-tronic automated dual-clutch manual gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive are standard, and Audi says the 2013 TTS will accelerate to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 155 mph.
The 2013 Audi TT RS has a turbocharged, 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine that generates 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 343 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,650 rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive, and according to Audi this model accelerates to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and tops out at 174 mph.
A standard magnetic ride control suspension includes a Sport mode that tightens the suspension, quickens the steering, and produces faster throttle response combined with a throatier exhaust note, compared to a standard TT, according to Audi.Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Audi TTS and TT RS models are:
- TTS: 22/31/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- TT RS: 18/25/20 mpg
The 2013 Audi TTS and TT RS models come standard with 6 air bags including dual front, dual side, and dual knee air bags. Traction control, stability control, hill-hold assist, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist, and rain-sensing wipers are also standard. Fixed metal rollbars are installed behind the seat headrests on the TTS Roadster. Rear park-assist sensors are optional on the TTS Premium Plus and TT RS models.
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Audi TTS or TT RS models.