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2016 Audi TT RS to come only with 7-speed DCT

July 22, 2015

The third generation Audi TT’s roadster RS variant will arrive in 2016 and will be offered only with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, says a new report from Car And Driver.

The next-gen model will come only with the Volkswagen Groups’ DQ500 7-speed dual-clutch unit which is offered also on the RS 3 Sportback. There won’t be 6-speed manual transmission on offer unlike the second generation TT’s RS variant

It will continue to be powered by the EA113 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine. The engine will be upgraded to produce around 400 hp (~45 hp more). The all-new TT RS will likely hit the European markets as MY2016 model next year, but U.S. and Canada would have to wait until early/mid-2016. It will rival the BMW M2, Nissan 370Z and Porsche Cayman GT4.

The all-new Audi TT RS can be expected to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, two years after the third generation TT was unveiled.

[Source: Car And Driver]

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