...<font color="003366"> 350HP, was offered only with a 6-speed manual and displaced 2.5L. Would you be interested if it's sticker price was <u>into</u> the $50,000 range?
What if it didn't have six cylinders?
Or four for that matter.</font>
07-14-2006, 07:33 AM
but only if it has 5 cylinders.
You know me, no DSG, I mean S-Tronic, then it's not for me.
07-14-2006, 07:39 AM
07-14-2006, 07:46 AM
Too bad *that* particular car was a POS. ;)
But hell yeah! That's the HP that the TT has needed and another $10+K from the factory is cheaper than modding it to that level, plus warrantied. :)
07-14-2006, 08:33 AM
07-14-2006, 08:49 AM
A new 5 cyl fsi turbo would be nice.
07-14-2006, 09:12 AM
07-14-2006, 09:13 AM
That opens my wallet up to some serious alternatives in the market.
07-14-2006, 09:30 AM
you funny man. 8^0
07-14-2006, 09:43 AM
agree with Raw - don't make it closer to $60k as this opens up much more territory.. Man I can't wait to see what comes out next year :)
07-14-2006, 09:50 AM
07-14-2006, 09:57 AM
... of when the hot engines start showing up.
07-14-2006, 10:05 AM
The best dicision Audi could make engine wise:
A TT 2.5 litre FSI K04 turbo 5 cylinder engine 350 hp.
07-14-2006, 10:44 AM
07-14-2006, 10:45 AM
07-14-2006, 10:46 AM
07-14-2006, 11:35 AM
07-14-2006, 06:05 PM
07-14-2006, 06:37 PM
the first Audi in my family was a 5 cylinder so the concept is dear to my heart, and with the numbers you are suggesting this would be a phenomenal machine. Powerful, light, efficient and smooth...
although I was hoping we would see the option of a 7-speed s-tronic in the top end TT.
Any chance of new technology enabling haldex to be 60% rear biased on the hottest model?
07-14-2006, 07:44 PM
07-14-2006, 08:09 PM
Is this change to existing line-up? (TTR 302hp FSI VR6) or addition? Hopefully a change!!! Hopefully this is 2 years away (1 year after U.S. launch!).
Hmmm I see a 2009, 350hp, 5 cylinder, 2.5 FSI, TTR, 6 speed, Quattro in Avus Silver with Red Interior in my future!!! ;)
07-14-2006, 11:42 PM
Depents on the line-up below it.
If the 260 hp 2.0T FSI comes as a 2.0 Quattro 191 kW and the 302 hp VR6 FSI comes as a 3.2/3.6 ??? FSI Quattro than the 2.5T FSI will probably called TTS and if the 2.0T 191 kW or 3.2/3.6 FSI will be called TTS than it can be called TT RS.
It is also possible that the 260 hp 2.0T will be called TT QS = "Quattro Sport" and the 302 hp TTS.
07-15-2006, 12:05 AM
07-15-2006, 07:20 AM
TTR = TT Roadster.
07-15-2006, 09:40 AM
07-15-2006, 09:55 AM
07-15-2006, 09:59 AM
...when in fact he has nothing but a bunch of assumptions. The UK guys and the RS6.com guys listen to him... but in reality he just recycles info and claims it as his own. Sad.
07-15-2006, 10:06 AM
07-15-2006, 03:45 PM
...<font color="003366"> <i>never</i> been used by AAG to identify the roadster variant of the production TT.
Just a reminder since, as I mentioned, I am sure you are aware of this.</font>
07-15-2006, 03:50 PM
...<font color="003366"> a name to be locked-in. Any name. The car is still a ways off from entering production.
The guys in VM are knocking around quite a few ideas, some hyper-interesting, other as lame as any I've ever heard come from Ingolstadt. Or Santa'Agata, for that matter.</font>
07-15-2006, 04:03 PM
...<font color="003366"> could consider "shortly thereafter."
We're talking more than 24 months from <u>now</u> as things are currently planned.</font>
07-15-2006, 04:09 PM
...<font color="003366"> Hey, play nice!</font>
07-15-2006, 04:16 PM
07-15-2006, 04:17 PM
...<font color="003366"> a few summers more to wait.
If you live in the United States or Canada, that is.</font>
07-15-2006, 04:17 PM
...<font color="003366"> powertrain plan, so transverse arrangements aren't in the works.
When I was in the U.K TT and RS6.com forums and he was claiming to have a designer sketch of the Mk2 TT (about 9 months ago, give or take). I called him out on it! As all he did was flip out a A3 sportback designer sketch and photoshop it to a coupe. People actually believed him. To this day people at these forums actually believe he has a inside source!
07-15-2006, 06:47 PM
gives me plenty of time to save up :)
07-15-2006, 06:55 PM
07-16-2006, 05:53 AM
I'm sometimes more intrigued by what you don't answer than what you do.
Rear wheel bias?
07-16-2006, 06:09 AM
...<font color="003366"> a <i>very</i> clever fellow.</font>
07-16-2006, 07:17 AM
What if it were a Hybrid???
07-16-2006, 07:24 AM
...<font color="003366"> "snowball's chance in Hell" category. Don't get me wrong, I think hybrids, done properly are <i>ganzcool</i>, but Audi is focusing on TDIs for the world as the next phase in powertrain development. To wit, the R10.
And if you believe a production version of the Q7 Hybrid concept vehicle shown at last year's Frankfurt motor show is imminent, all I can suggest is that you not hold your breath wating for it.</font>
07-16-2006, 02:10 PM
...<font color="003366"> there is still quite a bit of additional development on the DQ S-Tronic transmission to meet the torque requirements of the 350 engine.
It's being developed, but the plan is not to hold the car up for a gearbox.</font>
07-16-2006, 04:22 PM
that HPA has over 25k miles (Daily by Marc) in his 3.2 TT with FT400 upgrade with zero issues. I know that a major gearbox for a car maker can't be based on such success but just an FYI.
Also HPA built the 3 "SEMA" cars 2 of which had Twin Turbo (550hp) and the DSG boxes..