Last post on Jan 09, 2008 at 4:50 PM
You are in the Audi TT / TTS / TT-RS
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Audi TT, Coupe, Convertible
#25 of 34 Re: DSG and uphill starts [billymay]
May 29, 2007 (11:50 pm)
I would imagine, being an automatic tranny (S-Tronic), it would hold or roll forward a bit on a hill. It is not out of gear unless put in neutral. It only loads the next gear, which lies in wait to shift automatically, or you can use the paddles or shift through the floor-mounted gear selector. That is one of the facets of the car that I like.... the choice you have to control revs and engine braking.
#26 of 34 Re: DSG and uphill starts [floridacarwiz]
Jun 02, 2007 (2:44 pm)
My understanding was that there is no torque converter, thus it isn't truly an automatic.
I.e., when you're stopped at a light the car is in neutral.
Any owners out there know for sure?
#27 of 34 Re: DSG and uphill starts [billymay]
Jun 10, 2007 (4:15 am)
I drove a 2.0 S-tronic(DSG) yesterday and it definitely rolls on an incline, even when in P. I had to use E brake when parking it at dealership on sloped parking lot. That said, the DSG/S-Tronic is awesome. I have driven every other clutchless paddle shift system out there (Including BMW SMG and Ferrari 360)and this is by far the best. It acts like a shifter kart...it is a manual box with no clutch pedal. The paddles and/or computer activate the clutches faster than any hand foot combo ever could. I was amazed at how responsive the car felt. Chassis dynamics were also very good for FWD, way better than old TT or my '05 A4 Ultrasport Quattro. I'm ordering one.
#28 of 34 APR Flashing of the 2.0 Turbo ECU
Sep 30, 2007 (9:20 pm)
For those of you who have driven the TT turbo, I will now give my driving impression of what flashing the ECU does to the performance of this model.
The easiest way to explain the performance boost of the APR flash is to say that in the stock turbo TT you have to get into the sport mode of the transmission for the car to feel very responsive and quick. With the reworked chip, it feels like you are in sport mode when you are in the drive mode, and when you switch to sport all hell breaks loose.
I have had the flash now for almost a month and only floored the car maybe twice in the sport mode, but have never tried launch control. I have also noticed that aside from being quicker and more responsive, it seems that the redline has gone up a bit to over 7,000 RPMs. I've also been told that my top speed may be over the factory-limited 130MPH.
The APR company states that horsepower gains for this
flash are in the 250 range and torque is close to 300lb-ft. I would say this sounds a bit optimistic, but when I add a free-breathing intake, downpipe and catback, I probably would see more HP, almost approaching these figures.
I also plan on changing out the manifold, fuel injectors and go with a larger intercooler when these items come to market. My last upgrades will probably be a larger, more efficient turbo, larger Brembo brakes and a possible nitrous kit with about a 35-50HP shot.
I bought this automobile as a project car, and I think
it will handle all of these upgrades really nicely. I am totally satisfied with the car and I will keep the posters up-to-date on my progress as time goes by.
#29 of 34 Re: APR Flashing of the 2.0 Turbo ECU [floridacarwiz]
Oct 01, 2007 (3:40 am)
That was my post above on the DSG...well I got my silver 2.0 from Champion in late June, and I really like this car. I have owned 40+ street and race cars, and this car is a very tight package.
Second week I had it I drove from Key West to the north side of Orlando on a tank of gas, averaging 32.5 MPG at 77 MPH.
But thats not why I bought it.
I have put in APR software at around 2500 miles, and it is now completely transformed. Let's just say the Sport mode would be hardly useable if not for the traction control. I plan to dyno it in the next couple weeks.
This car with APR software is a blast. Get one.
#30 of 34 Re: APR Flashing of the 2.0 Turbo ECU [chipster88]
Oct 01, 2007 (4:12 am)
Chipster, I'd be interested in knowing what the car dynos at with the APR program. Keep me posted on the HP and torque boost. And you're right about the traction control and the new found power.
Also, torque steer does become a factor with the HP/Torque upswing. You definitely have to keep both hands on the wheel when flooring it.
#31 of 34 Audi TT diesel
Oct 31, 2007 (11:05 am)
Does anyone know if the TT will be offered with the new diesel engine for 2009 in the US? I have read conflicting reports.
#32 of 34 Re: Audi TT diesel [sullyak]
Oct 31, 2007 (11:58 am)
I am not sure about a TT diesel. I know my new 2.0 liter turbo roadster gets in excess of 30MPG, so I can't see a reason for one in the states. I know they are coming out with the Q7 turbo diesel and would like to add more diesels to their lineup in the near future. I also believe the concept metro also is slated to have a possible diesel or hybrid combination if it ever comes to fruition.
With the price of gas in Europe, I can see why they
have embraced diesel engines, but the disparity in price
in the states is much less, so we don't buy as many diesels here and the need for them is much less. My brother and sister-in-law just got the Mercedes GL turbo diesel and seem to be very happy with it. A couple years ago they probably would have never considered a diesel, but these days it is a good alternative to gas.
#34 of 34 Re: yea.. [lovejuice28]
Jan 09, 2008 (4:50 pm)
A lot of THINKING people prefur to have a sporty auto with a diesel engine, and I am one of many!
I am investing in Biofuel and wish to drive a diesel, BIOFUEL, heard of it?
Sorry, this is a reply to lovejuice28, who needs maturity.