2020 Audi TT RS

MSRP $67,600

Ranked #2 in Compact Coupe

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2020 Audi TT RS Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Audi TT RS is the most powerful TT ever made and delivers track-biased performance. Think of it as a mini Audi R8 that is there to satisfy buyers without the senior's hefty price tag. It offers an insane combination of performance and aesthetics which should be enough to stun anybody. Coming at a price of MSRP $67,600, it is quite enticing to everyone.

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Pros

Unique digital gauge cluster

An exceptional turbocharged five-cylinder engine

Jaw-dropping acceleration and driving experience

Beautiful visuals

Cons

Very few safety features

Not so smooth on rough roads

Cramped up rear row bench seat

What's New?

An all-new color called Pulse Orange


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67600

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

151 cu.in.

horsepower

394 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

354 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

7 speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

14.6/12.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

98.6 in.

length

165 in.

width

72.1 in.

height

52.9 in.

curb weight

3296 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

73.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

12 cu ft.

payload capacity

772 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/23/29 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$67,600 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Audi TT RS in Black Metallic color
Black Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

9.0

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.4

Overall Rating


But Audi’s habit of loading various tech features makes it an excellent vehicle in its class that can easily go against rivals such as Porsche 718 Cayman S, Toyota GR Supra, and BMW M2 Competition. After the 2020 model year, the Audi TT RS may be on the brink of extinction and it is an opportunity to grab one of the last pieces of this iconic car.


9.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

9.0/10
Final Verdict


2020 Audi TT RS Features

9.0/10

The 2020 Audi TT RS comes in one and only trim labeled as ‘TT RS’. despite being such a compact and performance-based vehicle, TT RS still offers a decent list of features that keeps it far from looking like a barebones vehicle. The exterior features such as 19-inch wheels, electronic rear spoiler, LED taillights, and few others are available. The inside of the vehicle is loaded with a digital gauge cluster, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, simulated suede-trimmed steering wheel, illuminated locking glove box, full cloth headliner, cargo area lights, and heated as well as power-adjustable front seats. Blind-spot monitoring is also available and two different packages are available i.e. Technology package and the Dynamic package.

Trim

TT RS

MSRP (AWD)

$67,600

Key Features

19-inch wheels

 

Digital gauge cluster

 

Adaptive suspension

 

Automatic climate control

 

Leather and simulated suede-trimmed steering wheel

 

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Heated and power-adjustable leather front seats

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support

 

Rear spoiler

Which trim should you buy?

Going for Audi TT RS shouldn’t confuse anyone as having one and only trim level simplifies things. Sure, at $67,600 the price tag might scare some at first but once you get inside and take it for a spin the perspective will change instantly. Powered by a unique turbocharged engine and loaded with adaptive dampers, TT RS boasts exceptional performance on the road. For additional features, we would suggest going for the Technology package which loads Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as a premium audio system. On the other hand, if you want to make it even sportier, then go for the Dynamic package that adds sports exhausts and 20-inch wheels, along with wider tires.

2020 Audi TT RS Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2020 Audi TT RS hosts a very unique engine under the hood. You will find a 2.5 L turbocharged inline-5 cylinder that can produce 394 horsepower and a torque of 354 lb-ft. The engine is mated with an otherworldly seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that feels exceptionally smooth and stays ever-ready to shift up or down. Since this is an Audi RS car, we know that as usual power is sent to all four wheels via the Quattro AWD drivetrain which should certainly provide exceptional performance over different surfaces. 

As for the engine, you will be surprised to hear it purr. We must say it sings beautifully and will make you want to bury the throttle pedal even more. Floor the pedal hard and it rockets from zero to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and can finish a quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds. It is insanely fast for its class and certainly going to attract so many enthusiasts. It also has a very eager transmission and in all, it is quite a pocket rocket.

Models

2020 Audi TT RS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S

2020 BMW M2 Competition

2020 Toyota GR Supra

MSRP

$67,600

$69,900

$58,900

$53,990

Engine 

2.5 Liter Turbo Inline-5

2.5 Liter Turbo Flat-4

3.0 Liter Twin Turbo Inline-6 

3.0 Liter Turbo Inline-6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7 speed Dual-clutch Automatic

6 speed manual

6 speed manual

8 speed automatic

Power 

394hp @ 5,850rpm

350hp @ 6,500rpm

405hp @ 5,230rpm

335hp @ 5,000rpm

Torque

354lb-ft @ 1,700rpm

309lb-ft @ 1,900rpm

406lb-ft @ 2,350rpm

365lb-ft @ 1,600rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.6

4

4

3.8

Quarter mile (sec)

11.9

12.4

12.5

12.3

Top Speed (MPH)

155

155

155

155

The Audi TT RS’s rivals offer tough competition. But when stacked against Audi TT RS, you will see how exceptional the TT RS is as it easily surpasses everything on the road. It is followed by Toyota GR Supra in terms of acceleration which itself is pretty amazing on the road. The BMW M2 Competition is a bit slower in quarter-mile timing by a few milliseconds. It is surprising that even the Porsche did not manage to catch it despite being more expensive.

How well does the 2020 Audi TT RS handle?

Going insanely fast on straight lines is not the only thing that TT RS does nicely. This is a vehicle made to deliver track-biased performance, so just take it to a complex track and you will see how brightly it shines. The perfectly weighted steering wheel is going to make you fall in love with it. It is so easy and predictable that even amateurs are going to drive it as the pros do. 

So throwing the car around sharp corners is not something anyone should worry about. The suspension system with adaptive dampers is also a blessing but only for the track. It easily keeps TT RS in a strong stance whether it’s a bump or a crest. However, driving locally and going on rough roads is not going to be a fun experience because you will feel most of those irregularities.

2020 Audi TT RS Braking Performance

Yes, moving fast and staying agile on complex roads are some of its traits, but to provide full control over such varying conditions, the car needs brakes. The braking system truly delivers, Audi has conjured black magic while making TT RS, as it is exceptionally efficient on the road. It comes with a 14.6 inches rotor up front and a 12.2-inch rear rotor. The whole braking system is paired with various braking assists including hill hold control, hill descent control, electronic parking brake, and an anti-lock braking system. When combined, the whole system works efficiently as intended which is why despite weighing 3,296 pounds it can be stopped from 60 mph to stand still at a decent distance of 104 feet. 

Models

2020 Audi TT RS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S

2020 BMW M2 Competition

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14.6

13

15.7

13.7

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.2

11.8

15

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,296

3,087

3,600

3,397

60-0 MPH (feet)

104

99

106

99

When compared to its rivals, the BMW M2 Competition offers the biggest sized brakes followed by Audi TT RS. However, Audi’s rear brakes are a bit smaller in size as compared to the Toyota GR Supra’s. Weight wise it is lighter than both BMW M2 and GR Supra but heavier than Cayman S. However we must mention that both Cayman S and GR Supra manage to stop within a shorter distance than Audi from 60 mph.

2020 Audi TT RS Fuel Economy

8.0/10

Just when you think it’s enough, the turbocharged inline-5 cylinder engine inside TT RS surprises you again. It gets harder to believe how this vehicle can offer pretty good fuel economy. Because powerful engines often come with poor fuel economy. It seems Audi poured its heart and soul into making this unique machine and this is why it offers a rating of 19 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highways, and 23 mpg combined. These numbers are very good for its class and the 14.5-gallon fuel tank capacity is also decent enough. So combine these and TT RS offers a decent driving range varying from 275 to 420 miles. 

Models

2020 Audi TT RS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S

2020 BMW M2 Competition

2020 Toyota GR Supra

MPG (City)

19

19

18

24

MPG (Highway)

29

24

25

31

MPG (Combined)

23

21

20

26

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

16.9

13.7

13.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

275.5/420.5/333.5

321.1/405.6/354.9

246.6/342.5/274

328.8/424.7/356.2

From the above table, it is easy to see that Toyota GR Supra takes the top spot by offering superior fuel efficiency, followed by Audi TT RS. Even the fuel tank capacity Audi offers is only second to Cayman S which is why Audi TT RS offers a lesser driving range. Again, this range is very good which makes it one of the best of the vehicles in its class that you can take it for local usage. But also won’t have to think twice before taking it on long route trips. 

2020 Audi TT RS Interior

9.0/10

Step inside the 2020 Audi TT RS, and you won’t even have to fire up the engine to know that it is a performance-based vehicle. The aesthetics alone give it away as everything is very sporty but attractive nonetheless. The whole design is loaded with excellent material quality and aluminum accents. As for the dashboard, just like its engine, a very unique design is available which might confuse some; especially the center console with three vents that resembles little turbines. The tilt and telescopic steering wheel are leather and simulated suede-trimmed. 

The digital gauge cluster is also known in Audi parlance as the virtual cockpit lights up like a Christmas tree. As for the occupants, heated and power-adjustable leather seats are available at the front and a 50/50 split-folding bench seat at the rear. However, we must confess that only the front seats are comfortable and wide enough. The rear seats are only best for kids because of the sloping roofline. The 12 cubic feet cargo capacity is decent for its class but the inside of the cabin does not offer much in the name of storage.

Models

2020 Audi TT RS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S

2020 BMW M2 Competition

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/53.6/41.1

NA

40.1/54.4/41.5

38.3/54.4/42.2

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

33.8/47.9/28.9

NA

36.5/53.4/33

NA

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

12

14.9

13.8

10.2

Despite being a four-seater, when compared to its others, the 2020 Audi TT RS only offers ample room for its two front occupants. The BMW M2 on the other hand offers better room for rear-row occupants. As for the cargo capacity, Audi offers lesser volume than the BMW M2 and Cayman S. But one can increase the volume by folding down the rear seats. Standout interior features in the 2020 Audi TT RS are:

  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather and simulated suede-trimmed steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control
  • 2 cupholders
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Push-button start

What’s there to keep you entertained?

When you get inside for the first time, the first thing you would notice is the center console. Yes, the design is pretty good but it’s the ‘where is the infotainment display?’ question that comes up pretty fast. This is where TT RS knows how to surprise everyone. Instead of a traditional display on the center console, the digital driver display behind the wheel can act as an infotainment display. The display is wide and clear but certainly has its pros and cons. Such as behind the wheel means no touchscreen, but offers a better experience while driving because one won’t have to look away. 

There is also an infotainment screen, the display is controlled via knob and buttons on the console and a voice command system is available which is pretty good. As usual, the Audi MMI system is available with various features such as SiriusXM, auxiliary input jack, USB ports, and Bluetooth audio streaming. The Technology package brings a premium audio system, 4G LTE Wifi hotspot, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Standout infotainment features in the 2020 Audi TT RS are:

  • Premium Bang and Olufsen sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
  • Audi MMI infotainment system
  • SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wifi hotspot

2020 Audi TT RS Exterior

9.0/10

We don't know about the others but we cherish the exterior design of the 2020 Audi TT RS. Yes, it is the same as last year’s model with minor changes including the addition of the all-new color ‘Pulse orange’ to the list. As for the design, you will find a wide grille flanked by sharp projector-beam headlamps with daytime running lights. These alone should be enough to get attention. Below, wide air vents and lower rocker panels on the front bumper look spectacular. 

The side design is as sporty as it gets with carbon fiber power heated auto-dimming side mirrors and 19-inch 5-spoke design sport wheels. Behind, you will find LED tail lights below the rear spoiler. All in all, the whole vehicle looks amazing but to take it one step further, Audi offers a Dynamic package that loads sports exhausts, 20-inch wheels with wider tires.

Models

2020 Audi TT RS

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S

2020 BMW M2 Competition

2020 Toyota GR Supra

Curb weight (lbs)

3,296

3,087

3,600

3,397

Length (inches)

165

172.4

176.2

172.5

Width (Inches)

72.1

70.9

73

73

Height (Inches)

52.9

51

55.5

50.9

Ground clearance (inches)

NA

4.3

4.6

4.5

Wheelbase (inches)

98.6

97.4

106

97.2

When compared to its rivals, the 2020 Audi TT RS is a bit heavier than the Cayman S but it sure is lighter than the others. It is also pretty compact in terms of its overall dimensions, This is advantageous while driving such a compact vehicle as it stays nimble on its feet and handles perfectly. Keep in mind though, that the Cayman S would have been smaller than the Audi if it wasn’t wider on the road. Standout exterior features in the 2020 Audi TT RS are:

  • 20-inch 5-spoke design Audi sport wheels
  • Wider summer performance tires
  • LED taillights
  • Fixed sport suspension
  • Power heated auto-dimming side mirrors
  • Rear spoiler
  • Sport exhausts

2020 Audi TT RS Safety

9.0/10

When it comes to the safety of the Audi TT RS, it must be clear that this is a performance-based vehicle that was made to drive fast. The 2020 TT RS or previous year models haven't been crash-tested by NHTSA or IIHS. Still seeing how its siblings perform it gets easier to believe that TT RS should be safe enough on the road like the others. As for the features, you are not going to find advanced active safety features. 

As standard, you will find electronic stability, driveline traction control, dual-stage airbags mounted at various key positions, a tire pressure monitoring system, and a backup camera. A blind-spot monitoring system and an Audi parking system with front and rear parking sensors are the only advanced features we could find. Standout safety features in the 2020 Audi TT RS include:

  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Audi parking system with front and rear sensors
  • Back up camera
  • Dual-stage airbags
  • Driveline traction control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2020 Audi TT RS Competition

8.0/10

2020 Audi TT RS vs 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S

When compared to the Porsche 718 Cayman S, 2020 Audi TT RS comes out with an engine that is both faster on the road and offers impressive fuel economy. As for the cabin, the quality is top tier and the front row seats offer an excellent level of comfort. The Porsche on the other hand is much lighter on its toes which is why it offers superior braking performance. Lastly, the cargo capacity it offers is better than the TT RS.

2020 Audi TT RS vs 2020 BMW M2 Competition

Going against the BMW M2 Competition should be easy for TT RS. Because the BMW M2 only offers more room for the occupants and cargo. The Audi on the other hand comes with a powerful engine that is equally efficient. The compact body, combined with a competent braking system results in better stopping power, and the level of technology it holds is clearly better.

2020 Audi TT RS vs 2020 Toyota GR Supra

The Audi TT RS going against the Toyota GR Supra should be interesting as both are very unique in their own ways. The GR Supra’s performance comes closer to the TT RS on the road but when it comes to fuel economy it easily dominates the Audi. Even the braking performance it offers is superior. The Audi on the other hand is simply faster on the road and offers better cargo capacity.

2020 Audi TT RS Final Verdict

9.0/10

The new Audi TT RS is one of those unique machines that remind us why we love powerful vehicles that are both fast and fun to drive. But going fast is not the only thing that it does nicely, the fuel economy it offers is praiseworthy as well. Yes, it looks stunning both from the outside and inside, but the cabin is oozing with top-tier quality and offers an excellent level of comfort for the front row occupants. On the other hand, the rear row seats are redundant and we would have them removed on the first day. So if you can get over that, then yes, you should definitely go for the 2020 Audi TT RS.

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