The 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI unit remained unchanged, although one could argue that it didn’t need any more power seen as how it already puts down an impressive 394 HP (400 PS) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, feeding all four wheels with the help of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
All about the driving experience
While the TT RS continues to offer 0-60 mph (96 km/h) sprint times of 3.6 seconds and an ungoverned top speed of up to 174 mph (280 km/h), Audi also focused on the driver environment, where you now get new color touches as part of the RS Design Package, adding red or blue trim throughout the interior, while the Audi Virtual Cockpit gauge cluster remains standard.
Other styling changes include the matte black Singleframe front grille, larger lateral air inlets, new rear wing, additional radiators, full LED headlights and taillights and three new color options in Turbo Blue, Tango Red Metallic and Kyalami Green – the latter adorning the 2019 NY Show car.
U.S. buyers get 19-inch matte titanium wheels as standard, although the optional Dynamic package comes with new 20-inch 7-spoke forged wheels, red brake calipers and a Sports exhaust system with black tips. Inside, there’s wireless charging and a new 680-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Pricing for the 2020 Audi TT RS Coupe (in dealerships this spring) starts from $67,895, which includes the $995 destination charge.