Considering an Audi model as your next set of wheels? Check our Audi TT Coupe review to help you make up your mind!
Doesn't include sat-nav as standard.
Top trims are really expensive.
The third-generation Audi TT is an iconic car and is one of the best affordable sports cars in the UK. It's easy to see why. You can also opt for the Audi TT Roadster, although you'll sacrifice a bit of practicality and 2 of the back seats (but if you don’t mind that, check out our Audi TT Roadster review).
Visually, the TT is stunning. It's a great looking car, with charming angles and design choices. The interior is as you'd expect from Audi. It's pretty minimalistic, opting out of the 'huge infotainment screen' trend. The TT is a classy affair, and all the materials are extremely high quality.
This car is pretty enjoyable to drive, but you might be a bit gutted to find that many sporty turbo-powered hatchbacks are actually more fun to drive than your new Audi TT! That being said, those hatchbacks can't offer anything close to the refinement and pleasure of an Audi, that makes the TT one of the best luxury cars on the market!
All of the petrol-engine options on offer are really powerful and the car handles well. That being said, the front-wheel-drive isn't half as good as the quattro all-wheel-drive models. The standard suspension is comfortable, but the lower suspension on the sportier trims sacrifices a bit of comfort for fun.
It should be no surprise to learn that the Audi TT Coupe is not a practical car. While the front seats are spacious, the rear-seats are pretty dire, and it'll be difficult for a full-sized adult to sit in them for more than a couple of minutes. The boot space is surprisingly decent though, especially when you put the back seats down.
Car insurance on the TT will be pretty expensive, but this is the case with any sports car. Fuel economy is decent for such powerful engines. Running costs aren't the cheapest, but they aren't exceptionally high either.
Overall, the Audi TT Coupe is an excellent sports car. It thrives in a city or town, navigating through tight streets with ease. If you spec it right, it can also be a really comfortable motorway cruiser.
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The TT isn't a cheap car, so it's fair to expect a relatively feature-packed entry-level trim. Thankfully, Audi hasn't disappointed with the Sport trim. It comes with leather and Alcantara seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Audi's Virtual Cockpit as standard.
Next step up, the S Line comes equipped with a sportier aesthetic, with S Line badges plastered around the cabin, bigger bumpers, and 19-inch alloy wheels.
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The Audi Black Edition is basically the S Line version with a different look. This trim adds tinted windows, black door mirrors, and a darker exterior look. It also comes with the upgraded Bang & Olufsen stereo, for no extra cost!
The most expensive trim by a fair margin, the Vorsprung Audi TT comes with massive 20-inch alloy wheels, wireless phone charging, improved Matrix LED headlights, and much more.
The Audi TT has always been a great looking car. A four-seater coupe, the TT's compact body with sleek and angular styling, the TT is a real head-turner. It's not quite got the aggressive style choices of competitors, like the BMW 2 series coupe - whether that's a good thing or not is up to you! We think the TT is a really slick looking sports car. There's a couple of fake exterior air vents and dodgy grilles that are a touch tacky, but it's not terribly noticeable and doesn't detract from the overall look.
You can get the Audi TT coupe with a six-speed manual gearbox, or the S-Tronic DSG automatic gearbox. This dual-clutch option is pretty decent, but it's disappointing that it only has six-speeds, with most competitors, like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, upgrading to seven-speed automatics.
The TT comes with front-wheel drive as standard, but we'd recommend opting for Audi's four-wheel-drive system, Quattro. This dramatically adds to the driving experience and makes the TT a really grippy car.
The entry-level TT is also the greenest option available. The 40 TFSI S Tronic reaches 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds and returns a pretty decent 46 mpg.
If you want the fastest option available, you need the TTS 50 TFSI with Quattro. This offers an incredibly 0-62mph pace of 4.5 seconds. Naturally, you'll sacrifice a bit of fuel economy, but this model still provides a respectable 40 mpg.
For the best of both worlds, check out the 2.0-litre FSI Quattro TTS, which reaches 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, and has an mpg of 41.
As you'd expect, the TT offers a really sporty driving experience. The driving position is relatively low to the ground and combined with the nicely designed steering wheel, it makes whipping around corners a breeze. Visibility is good for the most part, but there are a few thick blindspots on the side windows, which is a bit annoying.
Driving the TT is excellent, and it offers a delicate balance between sporty handling and comfort. It's a comfortable car to operate, and it's a good option for those that are looking for a city car. Of course, a sports car won't be as comfortable on the motorway as a big saloon, but it's surprisingly painless.
Audi's standard suspension is pretty comfortable and is a nice happy-medium between a sporty drive and a comfy one. If you opt for an S Line trim, you'll get a lower sports suspension and bigger alloy wheels. While this is fun to drive, it'll definitely be more uncomfortable on most roads.
Audi TT Coupe Interior
Audi models are renowned for their excellent interiors. The Audi TT Coupe looks a bit different than bigger Audis, with a more minimalistic style. There are no dual screens - instead your Audi MMI infotainment system is where your traditional dials would be. This lets the driver focus on the driving experience. The cabin is a really classy affair and won't put off any sports car purists. All the materials and qualities used are top-notch.
Offering the Audi Virtual Cockpit as standard, the Audi TT offers some really nice tech. This 12.3-inch digital display, situated behind the steering wheel, is the only screen in sight. You can operate this using the rotary dial in the centre console, or using buttons on the steering wheel. Audi's MMI infotainment system is excellent, but it's disappointing that sat-nav doesn't come as standard, considering the car’s price tag! You'll also have to fork out for Audi's Tech Pack if you want the full package.
Audi TT Coupe Interior
You don't buy or lease an Audi TT Coupe for practicality reasons... but if you're interested, here's the low-down.
4,191 mm L x 1,832 mm W x 1,353-1,355 mm H
The Audi TT is a surprisingly roomy sports car. The sloping roof results in poor headroom, even for adults of less than average height, there is the ability to adjustable seats downward which allows for some additional room but overall it's not great. If you are on the hunt for a car that has a high roof then check out our best cars for tall people.
The Audi TT actually has a reasonably decent sized boot (305 litres seats up, 712 litres seats down) for being such a compact car. It's about the same as what you'll get in a Fiesta, although it's not as practical due to the cars low roofline. Putting the backseats down offers you plenty of space for everyday life. To be honest, the rear-seats are borderline unuseable for adults anyway, so you might as well stick them down!
The front seats are incredibly comfortable. The leather seats are brilliant, and there's enough space for relatively tall drivers/passengers. Unfortunately, the back seats are a different story. For even average-sized adults, fitting in the back will be a nightmare.
Actually getting into the seats feels like an athletic feat, and you have literally no space to move - if you fit in at all. To be fair, the Audi is a sports car - you're not buying it for practicality.
The TT is an average car in terms of safety, with a 4 star Euro NCAP rating. Disappointingly, it also doesn't come with forwarding collision warning, or automatic emergency braking, which has become a standard for premium cars.
The running costs on the Audi TT Coupe aren’t significantly worse than other sports cars, but it wouldn’t be fair to say it’s one of the most economical cars. MPG is just average, CO2 emissions aren’t great, and the car insurance cost is high. Pair this with high repair costs and dubious Audi reliability, and Audi TT ownership paints an expensive picture.
There's no diesel version of the TT available. The petrol engines are fairly economical, considering the power of the car. You can expect around 30-40 mpg from your sporty Audi.
CO2 emissions are pretty average on the Audi TT, with the entry-level 40 TFSI coming in at 138g/km, and the faster models going all the way up to 161g/km.
Car insurance is going to be a bit expensive, but that's hardly shocking - it's a sports car! You can expect an insurance group of between 30 and 38.
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Audi TT reliability is average at best. You can expect an average repair cost of £423.23! To be fair, this is in line with the repair costs on most Audis. They're not cheap cars!
Audi offers a 3yr/60,000 mile warranty. With brands like Kia offering huge 7-year warranties, this is nothing special. Audi's fellow German rivals BMW also provide a better warranty - offering three years with no mileage limit, as does Mercedes, with their UK warranty of 4 years, 50,000 miles.
There are two Audi service plans on offer. For those who drive short distances and in town a lot, Audi recommends a fixed service schedule - every 9,000 miles or one year.
If you're typically driving long distances on the motorway, they recommend flexible - up to 19,000 miles or every two years.