Awards the 2010 Audi TTS 'Car of the Month' for June

-Sporty exterior with a luxurious interior exerts an award-winning driving experience-

Jun 02, 2010, 11:00 ET from

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the 2010 Audi TTS was awarded "Car of the Month" for June by, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information. With exceptional safety features, advanced technologies that enhance performance, handling and efficiency, and a well-rounded combination of luxury and sport, it's no wonder the 2010 Audi TTS rose high above the rest in its class.

The 2010 Audi TTS is available in two trim levels: coupe and roadster. Both trims have a six-speed S-tronic automatic transmission which has the manual shift option via steering wheel paddles and allows for a personalized driving mode through "normal" and "sport" options. Equipped with the Quattro all-wheel drive, as expected, the 2010 Audi TTS not only provides a thrilling driving experience in normal conditions, but also offers extraordinary performance in even undesirable conditions. Powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged, in-line, four-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection, the Audi TTS has 265 horsepower and 258lb-ft of torque plus an impressive 29mpg on the highway and 21mpg in the city. Another contributing factor to the Audi TTS high performance and improved acceleration is the use of laser-welded, lightweight aluminum and steel which allows for a 10 millimeter lowered chassis suspension modification. This lightweight aluminum and steel also allows for the power-folding top to open and close in 12 seconds, and conveniently while driving under 31 MPH.

Aside from the ever-giving power under the hood, the Audi TTS also shows its beauty from the inside out with a variety of feature options and two leather packages. The Premium and Prestige packages offer brushed aluminum inlays, a redesigned shift knob, leather sport seats, a race-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel with control buttons accessed by a slight stretch of the finger and the convenience of a storage package. Other standard features include an auxiliary audio input jack for mp3 player hookup, cruise control, Driver Information System, Bluetooth and Homelink, a 9-speaker 140-watt BOSE sound system and SIRIUS Radio. Optional upgraded amenities with the Prestige package include the auto-dimming rear view mirror with backup camera, LED ambient lighting, and ten-way power heated seats. The Audi TTS is highly equipped with safety features including dual threshold airbags, seat-mounted head and chest airbags as well as knee airbags, xenon plus headlights, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stabilization, heated side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and Audi hill hold assist.

The Audi TTS is a true roadster that provides an exhilarating driving experience. With its sleek exterior and sporty performance combined with a luxurious interior, it's easily set apart from any other roadster on the market. The 2010 Audi TTS ranges from $48,900 up to $56,320 for the Prestige model.

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