2022 Audi TT RS

MSRP $50,000 Est.

Ranked #2 in Compact Coupe

7.7

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2022 Audi TT RS Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 29, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new Audi TT RS Coupe will be a carry-over model of the current generation Audi TT RS Coupe. The TT RS Coupe is a higher performance model of Audi’s style statement TT Coupe series. The Audi TT Coupe series has always been more popular because of its styling than the performance and when you get the RS Coupe, it becomes a more sensible all-around package. The Audi TT series got some significant changes in terms of the standard features list with the 2021 model year and the 2022 model will remain mostly the same.

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Pros

Attractive exterior styling

Impressive performance

Impeccable handling

Standard AWD

Cons

Cramped rear seats

Lack of storage space in the cabin

What's New?

No major changes for the 2022 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50000

bodystyle

dr Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$50,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Audi TT RS in Glacier White Metallic color
Glacier White 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

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is expected to start at an MSRP of $73,000 and comes in a single well-equipped trim. If you are looking for a Coupe that turns your eyes when you get out on the road and performs like a proper sports car, then the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is a sensible choice in the segment. The 2022 TT RS Coupe competes against the likes of the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman, Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe, and the BMW M2 Competition.

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe Front Angle View
2022 Audi TT RS Coupe Rear Angle View

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Audi TT RS Features

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe comes in a pretty well-equipped single trim level option and starts at an expected MSRP of $73,000. The Audi TT series received updates in terms of the standard features list with the 2021 model year. It added some standard features to the Audi TT series making it a better overall package. 

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe gets a good list of standard features as there are no major changes as such in the trim levels. The standard features with the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe include a 2.5 Liter Turbo I-5 engine, LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition, Dual-zone automatic climate control, 12.3-inch driver display, and infotainment, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and Wireless charging pad. 

Trim

TT RS Coupe

MSRP

$73,000 (expected)

Key Features

2.5 Liter Turbo I-5 engine

 

LED headlights

 

Keyless entry and ignition

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

12.3-inch driver display and infotainment

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

 

Wireless charging pad

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The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe already comes well equipped with a standard features list. It gets everything that you need as standard. Since it comes in a single trim level, there should not be much confusion in that regard. The only optional package that we recommend going for is the optional wheels package. You can customize your TT RS Coupe based on your preference.

2022 Audi TT RS Release Date

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe has been released already and you can place your order at your nearest dealership.

2022 Audi TT RS Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The Audi TT Coupe has been a popular car for its attractive styling exterior but it lacked when it came to performance. The Audi TT RS Coupe addresses that issue for the TT Coupe lineup and comes with an excellent performance from the engine. The engine that powers the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is a 2.5L Turbocharged Inline-5 engine that produces a maximum power output of 394 horsepower and a maximum torque output of 354 pound-feet. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and comes with Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive. 

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe Engine Bay

The biggest highlight of the Audi TT RS Coupe is the performance and that is what differentiates it from the normal Audi TT Coupe lineup. The TT RS does not disappoint you when it comes to performance. The inline-5 engine delivers power in a linear way and there is a nice surge of power to the upper range of the rave band. You can have a pretty good amount of fun inside the cabin of the 2022 TT RS Coupe whenever you get behind the wheel. 

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe really impresses in outright acceleration for the segment. The DCT transmission does a great job of keeping the car in the right gear at all times. When you push the gas pedal hard, it is very quick to downshift and pushes you ahead without any delay. It takes an impressive 3.6 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour which is an excellent figure considering the rivals. The 2022 Audi TT RS completes the quarter-mile run in 11.9 seconds which is again one of the best in the class. 

The handling of the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is up there with the other cars that wear the RS badge in the Audi lineup. The RS badge means that the car is more inclined towards driving pleasure than the comfort levels and the Audi TT RS is no exception. The steering wheel is very precise and direct. It changes the lane with ease and goes exactly where you point it giving you good confidence as a driver. The suspension is also well-tuned for handling and aspires confidence to the driver in the corners. The ride quality is also not that bad for a sports car and provides good enough comfort. 

Models

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe

2021 BMW M2 Competition

MSRP

$73,000 (expected)

$61,850

$69,695

$58,900

Engine 

2.5L Turbocharged Inline-5

2.0L Turbocharged H-4

6.2L NA V-8

3.0L Twin-Turbo I-6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

7-speed DCT

6-speed manual/ PDK

8-speed DCT

6-speed manual

Power (hp @ rpm)

394 @ 6,000

300 @ 6.500

490 @ 6,450

405 @ 5230 

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

354 @ 2,000

280 @ 1,950

465 @ 5,150

406 @ 2350 

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.6

4.9

2.9

4.0

Quarter mile (sec)

11.9

12.3

11.3

12.45

Top Speed (MPH)

155

170

194

156

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe is the fastest coupe in the segment when it comes to outright acceleration. It takes an impressive 2.9 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 mph while the quarter-mile run takes 11.3 seconds which is also the fastest in the segment. The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe comes in the second position and takes 3.6 seconds in the 0 to 60 mph run while the quarter-mile run takes 11.9 seconds. The 2021 BMW M2 Competition comes at the third position in the 0 to 60 mph sprint with 4 seconds followed by the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe which is the slowest in the competition at 4.9 seconds.

2022 Audi TT RS Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The standard Audi TT Coupe was a benchmark for the segment in terms of fuel economy considering it is a sports car. Since the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is a sportier version of the same with a significant boost in terms of performance, we do not expect great fuel efficiency. But the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe surprises everyone with its impressive fuel economy for a sports car with such an impressive performance. The Audi TT RS Coupe delivers 20 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and an impressive 24 mpg of combined fuel economy. It comes with a 14.5-gallon fuel tank capacity which allows it to deliver a highway range of over 420 miles on a full tank. 

Models

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe

2021 BMW M2 Competition

MPG (City)

20

20

15

18

MPG (Highway)

30

26

27

24

MPG (Combined)

24

22

19

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

14.5

14.2

18.5

13.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

275.5/420.5/333.5

284/369.2/312.4

277.5/500/351.5

246.6/342.5/274

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe comes with the most fuel-efficient engine in the segment. Especially, when it comes to highway efficiency, the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is way ahead of the other rivals. Another car from the VW family, the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe takes the second spot in terms of fuel economy in the segment. The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe comes with the least fuel-efficient engine in the competition but offers the largest fuel tank, which allows it to offer the best highway range in the segment. 

2022 Audi TT RS Interior

6.0/10

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe comes with a luxurious cabin and kudos to the engineers at Audi for designing such a beautiful cabin. It is one of the cabins where it becomes tough to find any flaw. German automakers are known for luxury inside their cabins and the Audi badge means you will not miss in that regard at all. The front row is spacious enough to accommodate the driver and the co-passenger comfortably in the seats. The seats provide you with good support and they hold you in place while cornering. 

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe Dashboard

The driver gets good visibility of the road ahead and the sporty driving position makes the experience even more enjoyable. The controls for the driver are well thought of and fall within the reach of the driver. The only downside of the Audi TT RS Coupe’s cabin is its practicality. It lacks in the storage department inside the cabin and the rear seats are also very cramped. The rear seats are not a comfortable place for adults and remain the best for small kids. 

Models

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe

2021 BMW M2 Competition

Seating Capacity

4

2

2

4

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

37.1/53.6/41.1

NA/NA/NA

37.9/54.4/42.8

40.1/53.4/41.5

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

33.8/47.1/28.9

N/A

N/A

36.5/54.4/33

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

12.0

14.9

12.6

13.8

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe offers good space in the front row for the driver and the co-passenger. The cargo area is the smallest in the comparison but the margin is not that much. The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe has not revealed the interior specs of the car but comes with the largest cargo area in the segment. The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe comes with the most spacious front row in the segment but has no second row. The 2021 BMW M2 Competition offers a good balance in terms of cabin space. Standout interior features in the 2022 Audi TT RS are:

  • Heated 8-way power-adjustable front seats 
  • 50-50 folding rear seats
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry and Push Button Start
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Air Filtration

How intuitive is the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment is one of the major highlights of the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe. It features a 12.3-inch Audi’s virtual cockpit touchscreen which is a multi-functional screen. The same screen also acts as the infotainment screen for the Audi TT RS Coupe. The user interface of Audi’s infotainment has been known to offer one of the best experiences of any infotainment unit in the automotive industry. 

The screen feels super-smooth in daily operations and is bright enough to be clearly visible even in direct sunlight. It gets all the latest features to keep you entertained inside the cabin. However, you won’t be looking into the screen while driving an RS series coupe from Audi’s lineup. 

The connectivity options for the infotainment system of the 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe include Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity and Audi Smartphone integration. It does not skimp on the necessities in 2021 and offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless connectivity of your smartphone with the infotainment. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 12.3-inch Audi Virtual Cockpit touchscreen system
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Audi Smartphone integration
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • 12-speakers Bang & Olufsen Sound System

2022 Audi TT RS Exterior

7.0/10

The exterior design is one of the key reasons why most people consider the Audi TT RS Coupe. The Audi TT series is based on the Volkswagen Golf platform and looks spectacular from the outside. The design language of the Audi TT RS Coupe doesn’t feel overdone and is rather very subtle. The front resembles the flagship R8 supercar to a certain level. The signature headlights look sleek and attractive. The design seems to be an evolution of the original Audi TT Coupe since its launch.

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe

The side and the rear continue the subtleness in their design. The Audi TT RS Coupe is a relatively small car which makes maneuvering it easier. The quad exhaust gives a sporty look to the rear. The twenty-year-old design of the Audi TT series does not look outdated and still attracts many buyers with its simple design.

Models

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe

2021 BMW M2 Competition

Curb Weight (lbs)

3296 

3034

3535

3600

Length (inches)

165

172.4

182.3

176.2

Width (inches)

77.4

70.9

76.1

73

Height (inches)

52.9

51

48.6

55.5

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.3

4.3

5.3

N/A

Wheelbase (inches)

98.6

97.4

107.2

106

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe is the shortest car in its segment but is also the widest compared to the other rivals. The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe is the longest car and also has the longest wheelbase. The 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe has the shortest wheelbase which is quite visible in its interior space. The 2021 BMW M2 Competition manages good space between the wheels. Standout exterior features are:

  • LED projector headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Rain-sensing wiper
  • Black Grille
  • Power Spoiler
  • LED brake lights

2022 Audi TT RS Safety

9.0/10

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe has not been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That is why we can not comment on the safety scores of the car. Still, you do not need to worry about the safety of the car when you drive an Audi. Audi always takes care of the safety of their passengers very seriously. Audi TT RS Coupe gets all the basic safety features that you expect in the segment. The available driver assistance features are not up there with some of the other rivals. Safety features include are:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Driveline Traction Control
  • Audi side assist Blind Spot
  • Audi parking system plus
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Back-Up Camera

2022 Audi TT RS Competition

9.0/10

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe vs. 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

The 2022 Audi TT RS Coupe and the Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe belong to the same family. The Audi TT RS Coupe is ahead of the Cayman in terms of outright acceleration and also gets an extra row of seating.

2022 Porsche 718 Cayman Coupe

However, the rear seats are not that practical so it is not such a big advantage. The handling of the Porsche 718 Cayman makes it a better choice against the Audi TT RS. Both the cars have their own advantages and the decision depends on your personal preference.

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe vs. 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe is one of the best performers in the segment. The Chevy is way ahead of the Audi TT RS in the performance department and the handling of the Chevy is also impeccable.

2022 Chevrolet Corvette 1LT Stingray Coupe

The exterior design is subjective but the Chevy Corvette Stingray looks stellar as a sports car from the outside. The Audi TT RS makes a better car in terms of luxury and interior design which feels more upscale. 

2022 Audi TT RS Coupe vs. 2021 BMW M2 Competition

The 2021 BMW M2 Competition is the most affordable coupe in the competition and also offers a more practical package.

2021 BMW M2 Competition

The Bimmer offers a good choice for those who are looking for a stylish car that drives like a sports car on a budget. The Audi is better than the Bimmer in terms of performance. The interior quality of the Audi TT RS Coupe also feels more premium.

2022 Audi TT RS Final Verdict

The new Audi TT RS Coupe remains a great choice for the segment even twenty years after the introduction of its original design. The subtle changes to the car over the years have kept it well against its rivals in the segment. The premium interior materials and sporty handling make it a joy in the everyday drive. If you are looking for a sports car that looks attractive and performs well in everyday driving, then the Audi TT RS Coupe deserves to be on your list.