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Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Slick and stylish interior design
  • Excellent driving position
  • Quality impressive all-round

The TT marked a changing point in Audi’s interior design, influencing many others to follow in its wake. It looks smart and simple, with some neat design details that contribute to a high-quality, modern feel throughout.

The biggest thing about the interior is the Virtual Cockpit – a digital instrument cluster dealing with all functions you’d normally find on the dashboard and centre console.

Audi TT interior

It’s controlled via Audi’s familiar MultiMedia Interface (MMI) rotary controller situated on the centre console or buttons on the steering wheel. It’ll take a little time to get used to the system and work out where everything, but once you’ve used it a few times it’ll all feel like second nature. It’s a great system.

Like every TT before, there are large round air vents across the centre of the dashboard but they house a digital temperature readout in their centre. If you want to adjust the air-con temperature, you no longer press buttons on the dash but touch the vent itself instead – it’s such a neat solution that you wonder why nobody has done it before.

As you’d expect, fit and finish is superb and the Virtual Cockpit layout means there are fewer buttons and switches in the cabin than ever before.

One downside is that it’s difficult for the passenger to see much of the screen, making it tricky for them to help with programming the sat-nav or choosing music while the driver is occupied, which wouldn’t be the case with a conventional screen in the centre of the dash.

Visibility isn’t as restricted as you might expect, with plenty of glass area for a good view out despite the low driving position. It’s easy to get comfy, too, with a huge amount of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel. 

  • TT’s ride is on the firm side
  • It’s not too uncomfortable though
  • Be careful with alloy wheel choice

Ride quality that’s very much on the firm side has historically been a slight weak point for the TT. Depending on spec, that’s still the case; pick a popular S Line model with larger alloy wheels (you can get wheels up to 20-inches in diameter) and you’ll notice the firmer suspension on bumpy UK roads.

You can even specify 10mm-lower suspension for S Line models, but we’d strongly recommend against doing this and stick to one with the standard 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels for the best ride quality. Go for the TTS and you'll get adaptive suspension, but this can still feel overly firm and fidgety on the move, which could become tiring. And while the sports seats look good, they're quite firm as well. This will suit some, but not all. 

Audi TT S Line alloy wheel

Otherwise, the TT is a comfortable car to rack up miles and could easily be used every day. The seats on regular S Line models don’t just look great but are comfy (more so than the optional Super Sports seats) and have a wide range of adjustment, from low-slung to lofty so drivers of all shapes and sizes will be able to get comfortable.

All engines are quiet when they’re not being worked hard, even the diesel and hot TT S versions, and at motorway speeds the TT is commendably muted.