Diesel Audi TT now available with automatic gearbox

  • Company car drivers can now get a TT TDI S Tronic
  • Comes with all-wheel drive for added grip and security
  • Will appeal to those looking for something sporty and frugal 

The Audi TT is already available with an economical diesel engine in 2.0-litre TDI Ultra form, but up until now buyers have only been able to get one with a six-speed manual gearbox.

S Tronic now available for diesel buyers

Company car drivers regularly facing long motorway driving, or even just those who prefer automatic gearboxes, can now specify a diesel combined with a dual-clutch auto 'box.

Available on all trims – Sport, S Line and Black Edition – this version of the TT comes as standard with Quattro all-wheel drive as well, which will appeal to drivers who want a bit of extra grip.

It’s powered by the familiar 184hp 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine which produces 380Nm of torque for strong pulling power, and will sprint from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds – 0.4 seconds faster than the TDI Ultra.

Audi TT 2.0 TDI Quattro S Tronic costs

Emissions of 142g/km for the TT Coupe and 147g/km for the TT Roadster mean this version isn’t the most efficient (that’ll be down to the Quattro all-wheel drive system), but Audi claims it’s capable of returning 52.3mpg in two-door coupe form.

That means a desirable S Line model is in line for 28% BIK costs, which amounts to £170 per month in company car tax.

Is this the TT to go for?

It could be if you want a balance of economy and performance and desire an automatic gearbox for covering hundreds of miles a week.

The only downside is the higher emissions due to the Quattro all-wheel drive system, but the availability of a diesel automatic boosts the appeal of the TT significantly.

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