All Gen 2 TT's sold in the US have been DSG except for 08-09 3.2's where manual was standard, and the TT-RS. All 2.0 variations have been DSG and it was an option on 3.2's.
Manual was standard in the roadster as well as the coupe although I'd guess 75% of them or more came equipped with DSG. I came close to buying a leftover 2009 3.2 S-Line coupe that had been sitting on my local dealer's lot for 15 months! Must have been trunk money from Audi by then because it was being quietly offered for almost $10K off of MSRP. I wouldn't own a DSG, but sadly there just wasn't much demand for the manuals.
2012 Porsche Carrera 991
I bought a TTS in 2010, I figured given my age(60+) it was a logical choice. I missed out on the 09's with manuals. I traded in my TTS two months ago when my RS arrived. After a couple of years I just get fed up with the DSG. I drove in manual mode most of the time 99.99 % and there was still too much automatic interference. I had been looking for an '09 coupe with manual but there just wasn't any. In the end the RS ended up being a logical option. BTW I am getting 10% better fuel economy with the RS than the TTS, interesting. TTRS's are not that much more than a TTS.
2010 Ibis TTS - PODI in OSIR mono/ Neuspeed RSB/ MTM 330 flash/ Milltek DP and exhaust/ HPA DSG Stage II + Haldex/ 2011 RNSe w/Dension Gateway 100/ R8 V10 steering wheel/ BC Forged RS31 wrapped with PSS
2008 Audi TT 3.2 (HPA FT500 Turbo): Build: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ts-Turbo-Build
2008 Audi A4 2.0T Cab (Hi-Flow Cat and APR Tune!)
Well like the Golf R, they are bringing them DSG one generation then manual the next.
Maybe they will bring the MkIII TT in manual again as it was standard on the Mk1 when it first came out.
One can hope.
I did find an 08 3.2 roadster in manual, however it was abou 800 miles away from me. I also really prefer to have the 2.0T engine.