Few high performance sports cars are cheap to run, but the TT RS isn't as expensive as you'd think for a car that can cover 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds. Average fuel economy is a respectable 31mpg while emissions of 214g/km of CO2 (221g/km in the Roadster) means it escapes the highest road tax bracket. Audi servicing isn't especially cheap though and neither are parts, but you can expect impressive customer care from dealers.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,763 - £2,007 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Variable according to on board indicator up to 19,000 miles or two years.|
|Warranty||Three years/60,000 miles.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£300 - £325
See tax rates for all versions
40 - 41
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
The 2.5 TFSI engine is fairly efficient given its 340bhp output, although compared to a family hatchback it's a poor performer. It emits 214g/km of CO2 and averages 31mpg while the Roadster emits 221g/km and returns 30mpg - figures on par with other two-seater sports cars.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.5T FSi Petrol||197 g/km (Min)||£300|
|2.5T FSi Petrol||221 g/km (Max)||£325|
Audi has an impressive reputation for reliability and the TT has proved extremely reliable. The 2.5 TFSI engine in the RS hasn't been used before, but it should prove just as robust as other Audi powerplants.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|