With only one engine and trim available to TTS buyers, your most important decision will be whether to choose the four-seat coupe or the two-seat convertible roadster.
The coupe offers two rear seats that are on the small side for adults, but the seat back is split 50/50 and each side folds down to expand the available cargo space. The roadster seats only two, but its folding soft top with an acoustic lining adds an element of glamour.
Both models are equipped with the same 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 265 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed dual-clutch transmission includes paddle shifters and all TTS models feature Quattro all-wheel drive.
High quality marks the list of standard features included in both TTS models. Nappa leather seats and interior leather trim lead off in front of the 12-speaker Bose sound system, heated seats, and an adaptive rear spoiler that automatically deploys when the car reaches a predetermined speed. The roadster also includes a power wind deflector.
The TTS does offer a few options, most of which are oriented towards the car’s appearance. Ten exterior colors join up to five interior combinations so you can get just the look you want. In addition, a Black Optic package adds 19-inch 15-spoke titanium-finish wheels, a gloss-black grille and carbon-fiber mirror housings.
The Navigation Plus package adds a DVD-based navigation system, access to real-time traffic information, music interface and a parking-assist system.