Audi Middle East has announced that the Audi TT RS is now available in the Middle East region. Sporting the most powerful iteration of the 2.5-litre 5-cylinder TFSI engine yet, the TT RS offers 60 hp more than before (now 400 hp) and a torque of 480Nm between 1,700 to 5,850rpm.

Performance figures are 3.7 seconds for the standing 100 km/h and a top speed of 280 km/h. Transmission is through a seven-speed S-tronic and the TT RS comes standard with the newest generation quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The car is equipped with a drive select system that offers comfort, auto, dynamic and individual settings.

The car comes with 19″ wheels as standard, while optional 20″ units are available. Brakes can similarly be upgraded from the standard steel discs to carbon-fibre ceramic discs and chassis dynamics can be upgraded by opting for the RS sport suspension plus that brings in magnetic ride control.

Cockpit

The taillights are organic LED (as an option), that present a more pleasant and impressive light signature over the standard LED. The headlights similarly can be LED or the optional Matrix LED lights. The interiors are tuned for the RS, with a 12.3″ virtual cockpit display that integrates a custom RS screen that highlights the tachometer and provides information on tire pressure, torque and g‑force, among other things. The tachometer also serves as a shift indicator. If the seven-speed S tronic is in manual mode, green, orange and red segments are activated sequentially as revs increase. Just before the engine reaches the limit, the entire scale flashes red.

Starting prices for the Middle East markets in local currencies:

  • Bahrain: 29,960 BHD
  • KSA: 298,000 SAR
  • Kuwait: 24,240 KWD
  • Oman: 30,680 OMR
  • Qatar: 289,300 QAR
  • UAE: 291,900 AED
  • Lebanon: 117,283 $
  • Jordan: 101,135 JOD

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