A manual transmission on an Audi TT is a luxury-oriented concept.
The idea of having a manual-transmission, however, is a bit more than a gimmick.
The TT RS is one of the few luxury models on the market that features the same manual gearbox as the BMW 335i, and the car is equipped with an even more powerful version of the same gearbox, a 2.0-liter inline-four.
Audi is touting this as a premium option.
The 3.0L I-4 produces 518 horsepower and 562 pound-feet of torque.
In our tests, the manual transmission delivered a more consistent ride, better fuel economy and improved acceleration.
But we wanted more.
We wanted to know how the TT RS handles on the throttle.
How good was it?
The car’s top speed, which is rated at 186 mph, is on par with the BMW 325i, but with a far lower top speed.
Audi’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine delivers a peak torque of 515 pounds-feet and the engine’s peak torque output is 471 pounds-foot more than the 335i’s 335hp-plus.
But because the engine is rated for torque from 2,800 to 3,000 rpm, the TT’s torque curve is more gradual and stable than the BMW’s, and it’s easy to shift from the top to the back seat and back again.
At that higher gear, however — where the torque is typically measured in tenths of a second — the BMW delivers more torque and more torque peak, and this allows the TT to go higher than the 330i with less effort.
At the same time, though, the 335is delivers more power at higher revs and more peak torque than the TT, and its torque curve flattens out and stays more stable than that of the Audi.
We measured the TTRS’ top speed at 185 mph with the driver in the driver’s seat.
Its top speed is also a little faster than the Audi’s, but this difference comes down to the difference in wheelbase, not suspension geometry.
Audi offers a 3.8L I.4 four-stroke with a 545-horsepower peak torque.
Its peak torque is also slightly higher than that rated by BMW for the BMW.
The BMW’s 518-hp turbocharged engine produces 695 horsepower and 659 pound-foot of torque, while the 3.9L I.-4 of Audi delivers 687 horsepower and 828 pound-ft of torque and is rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as having a top speed of 184 mph.
If you want the car to handle the same on the road as it does on the track, then the TT would be the right choice.
But it’s not the only luxury car with a 2-speed automatic.
You can buy a BMW 3 Series and a BMW 5 Series, and they all have a manual gear box.
The Audi TT’s is a unique model because it’s the only manual-equipped Audi TT that we tested.
It’s a good option, but it doesn’t get the attention that the BMW and BMW 5 series get.
The manual gearboxes on the Audi TT are just that — they’re not a great solution.
They don’t get a great amount of mileage.
They’re noisy, and there’s a tendency for the gearbox to fail.
If your transmission’s failure rate is high, it’s likely to cause damage to the engine and to the transmission case.
When a transmission fails, it usually takes a while to repair.
We also noticed that, while a manual manual gearshift is better than a manual automatic, it can be a bit easier to maintain and it does take longer to get the car where you want it to go.
But if you’re a professional driver and you’re willing to put in the time and the money to get a TT RS, then this is a great choice.