Audi TT Coupé (06 on) - Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2013
4.5
Audi's second-generation TT is clearly related to its predecessor, but thanks to sleeker lines the Coupe has a more aggressive and sporty appearance than before.

If any criticism could have been levelled at the original TT, it would have been a lack of interior space and the fact that it was a less rewarding drive than some of its rivals, including the Nissan 370Z Coupe and Volkswagen Scirocco.

Audi TT Coupé (06 on)
  • Sleek styling
  • Surefooted handling
  • Superb build quality
  • Classy interior
  • Tiny rear seats
  • Expensive options

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Audi's second-generation TT is clearly related to its predecessor, but thanks to sleeker lines the Coupe has a more aggressive and sporty appearance than before.

If any criticism could have been levelled at the original TT, it would have been a lack of interior space and the fact that it was a less rewarding drive than some of its rivals, including the Nissan 370Z Coupe and Volkswagen Scirocco.

Audi has taken both of these factors on board to create a larger but lighter TT Coupe with improved handling and more space inside. Despite the added room, this is still a 2+2, but some of your rear passengers may just be a little more comfortable than before.

As with the majority of Audi models the interior or the TT is a polished and refined place to be with the main controls angled slightly to the driver for a more focused feel. The TT should, once again, be top of wishlists for people who want a stylish sports coupe.

Engine line-up

There’s a good choice of engines to choose from, with even the petrol engines offering affordable running costs, while earlier versions are also available with a 3.2-litre V6. There’s also the option of a six-speed manual gearbox, six-speed automatic or seven-speed automatic.

One of the highlights is the 1.8-litre petrol engine, introduced on the Coupe model from 2012. The turbocharged engine will go from zero to 62mph in 7.3 seconds, while economy is a useful 44mpg. Despite the smaller size, it’s an eager engine and, as well as the running cost savings, it is an excellent low-cost entry in to the range.

Buyers also have the choice of a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo petrol which is available with front or quattro four-wheel drive. The 2.0 TDI diesel offers 170bhp and 53mpg fuel economy.

Choice of models

The Audi TT Coupe comes in three versions – Sport, S line and Black Edition. All major on sportiness with heavily bolstered seats and stylish alloys, although Sport models ride on 17-inch wheels, S line on 18s and Black Edition models on titanium grey 19s.

At the top of the regular TT Coupe range is the TT S, using quattro four-wheel drive and a 272bhp version of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine.

With more rivals than ever, the TT has got a tough task on its hands to be the stand out Coupe in its class. Have the improvements over its predecessor been enough to keep it ahead of the competition?

Read the full Audi TT Coupe review to find out.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying new

3 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Loving in rural Scotland the 4WD has already been well tested in wet & snow.  

5 out of 5

Giles Dearden ,   26 Jan 2014    ... read more

 The boot space is very practical and you can fit 2 people in the back seats if necessary.... providing they don't need much head room.  

5 out of 5

Jason Shelton ,   30 Oct 2013    ... read more

 It's a TT !! Not the most practical car but with my wife at 5ft we can comfortable get 3 people in a car that we were buying as a two seater for ourselves. The boot is surprisingly spacious and the...  

5 out of 5

Alastair Taaffe ,   25 Sep 2013    ... read more

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