The Audi TT is brilliant to drive and effortless to live with, as proved by a seriously impressive What Car? Awards track record. It doesn’t quite match the rear-seat practicality of the BMW 2 Series, but its handling, performance and impressive ride means it remains one of the best coupes you can buy and even the base trim is easy enough to recommend. Be prepared to stump up, though, if you fancy the TTS or TT RS performance models.get the best price
This is our favourite trim. You get air-conditioning, Alcantara and leather seats, xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a DAB radio. However, you’ll probably want to pay extra for rear parking sensors, climate control and the Technology pack, which includes sat-nav.
Engine: 45 TFSI Quattro
The 45 TFSI option feels fast at virtually any revs and will crack 60mph in less than six seconds. Stick it in Dynamic mode and the throttle response sharpens up, the S tronic automatic gearbox holds on to gears for longer, and the exhaust even makes a satisfying – but manufactured – burble, that adds sporting appeal