New 1.8 engine for Audi TT coupe

  • Entry-level 1.8 TFSI engine for TT coupe
  • Prices start at 24,070
  • S tronic gearbox available for diesel TT
Words ByTom Webster

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Audi has made the TT coupe a more affordable prospect with the addition of a new entry-level 1.8-litre petrol version.

The 1.8 TFSI will be available in Sport and S line trim, and slashes the starting price of the TT coupe by more than 3000 to 24,070.

The 158bhp engine, which is already available in the TT Roadster, is still powerful enough to get the car from 0 to 62mph in just 7.1 seconds when combined with the manual gearbox.

Choose the S tronic semi-automatic 'box, and the acceleration time is shaved by a further 0.1 second, while both versions keep going to a top speed of 140mph.

Despite the healthy acceleration figures, the 1.8 TFSI coupe still manages a decent average economy figure of 44.1mpg with either gearbox.

As well as the new engine, Audi is offering the diesel version of its TT with the S tronic gearbox in both coupe and Roadster formats.

The S tronic TDI carries a 1450 price premium over its manual equivalent.