There’s a 2.0 litre trubo FSi, a 2.0 twin turbo (theTTS) , a new 2.0 litre diesel with 168bhp, a 2.5 litre 5 cylinder (the RS) OR A 3.2 litre V6 quatrro.The 197 bhp FSi is all torque and no lag and has a proper bark at high revs. The TTS uses the same 2.0 litre trubo charged FSi engine , but lots of clever engineering tweaks allow it to produce considerably more power .268 bhp and 258 lb ft. However , its got to be singing over 2,000 rpm before you get much response from it so keep it reviewing and constantly shifting through the gears and you will be rewarded with a quick car.
Its got the V6 engine beaten, plus there is genuine eagerness here to obey your throttle inputs the makes the V6 lethergic. Not that 250bhp 3.2 litre is slow , dishing out a swift kick in the back the instant you flex your foot on the accelerator any place on the rev dial. The diesel is a revelation . Smooth at idle , low turbo entry point of 1,700rpm then surprisingly rattle free all the way to the red line. Its also quite quick and revs easily. finally, torque spews out of the RS’ five cylinder like floodwater : the whole nine yards can be had from well below 2000rpm to well beyond 5,000.its so strong it would reduce a DSG gearbox to tears.