Plenty of Audi's range comes with quattro AWD, but the Audi TT diesel model has never had the option until now.

The Audi TT has always been a popular choice for customers of the brand, and Audi says that one in every two TTs sold worldwide has been configured to have quattro. Therefore, it makes sense that Audi are now extending the quattro option to the TDI version of the Audi TT for the first time.

One of the reasons customers choose Quattro is its performance in adverse conditions. Audi prides itself in the fact that Quattro is one of the most efficient all-wheel drive systems available with enhanced grip and control in bad weather. It’s just a shame that the TDI option didn’t become available before winter.

The new option gets a six-speed S-Tronic twin-clutch transmission, but power remains the same at 180bhp thanks to the 2.0-litre engine. This will still get you 0-62mph in just 6.7 seconds in the coupé, or 7.0 seconds in the roadster. The cars can reach 145mph and 142mph respectively.

The successful two-liter diesel engine, which made its appearance with the introduction of the third-generation TT, is now also available in the all-wheel-drive version. Its power is transmitted by the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission. With this combination, both the Coupé and Roadster offer agile performance combined with fuel economy.”

Even though the quattro system adds weight to the car, Audi still maintains that the Audi TT TDI with quattro AWD will still achieve excellent fuel efficiency.

Orders for the Audi TT TDI with quattro AWD are expected to start from early 2017.