Porsche Boxster vs Audi TTS


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Porsche Boxster


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Audi TTS


The Porsche Boxster S Black Edition features the timeless appeal of the classic open-roofed roadster with a comprehensive motor and exciting look-and-feel. Just 987 will be available worldwide, every one finished in black and with a range of special features that accentuate the driving dynamics and muscular look of the two-seater sportscar.

As is typical of a Porsche sportscar, at the heart of the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition beats a flat-six 'boxer' motor. Mounted in front of the back axle behind the seatings, the 3. 4-litre six-cylinder motor is alike to that fitted to the Porsche Boxster S, with direct fuel injection for greater performance and efficiency. In the Black Edition its output is 320 hp - 10 hp more than in the Porsche Boxster S. The updated motor reaches its rated performance at 7200, rpm, the Porsche Boxster S performance pack at 6400, rpm. Peak torque of 370 Nm - boosted by 10 Newton metres - is available at 4750, rpm.

This increase in output and performance equals more dynamics, and the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition underpins its leading position with a superior driving performance. With its traditional six-speed manual transmission, it accelerates from 0-62 mph in 5. 2 seconds, a tenth of a second faster than the Porsche Boxster S. This extra performance has not been achieved at the expense of fuel efficiency, however, for the Porsche Boxster S Black Edition contents itself with as much fuel as the Porsche Boxster S: 28. 8 mpg Combined (NEDC).
The Audi TTS, both in Coupe and Roadster body styles, combine enthralling sportiness with cultivated convenience. Its two-liter TFSI with the big turbocharger and many add-on modifications pumps out 200 Kw (272 hp) and 350 Nm (258. 15 lb-ft) of torque, the latter from 2500, to 5000, rpm. It accelerates the Audi TTS Coupe with the auxillary S tronic from zero to 100 km/h (62. 14 mph) in 5. 2 seconds, up to a governed top speed of 250 km/h (155. 34 mph). With the S tronic, the Coupé consumes an average of only 7. 7 liters of fuel per 100 km (30. 55 US mpg).

The Audi TTS comes traditional with the Audi magnetic ride adaptive shock absorber technology, the Sport control and a high-performance brake system. Visual cues to its identity are offered by the 18-inch wheels with size 245/40 tires and a new grille combined with chrome air inlets. A new color mix - spectral silver/black - is available for the dashboard.

The dynamic spearhead of the TT model series is the TT RS, which is likewise available as a Coupe or a Roadster. Its turbocharged, inline 5-cylinder motor draws 250 Kw (340 hp) of performance from 2. 5 liters of displacement. 450 Nm (331. 90 lb-ft) of torque are available between 1600, and 5300, rpm. It nevertheless averages just 9. 2 liters of fuel per 100 km (25. 57 US mpg).

The Audi TT RS Coupe rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62. 14 mph) in 4. 6 seconds; quattro Gmbh will raise the top speed from 250 to 280 km/h (155. 34 to 173. 98 mph) upon request. A audio flap in the exhaust system further intensifies the distinctive five-cylinder audio. A manual six-speed transmission with a sportily narrow gearing currently provides the performance to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive. Starting this fall, Audi will also provide the feature of the TT RS with a newly designed version of the S tronic that can handle the huge torque of the comprehensive five-cylinder motor. The compact design of the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission makes it suitable for transverse mounting in mix with the quattro all-wheel drive system.