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Audi TT Coupe review

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11 Dec 2015 14:20 | Last updated: 20 Sep 2018 11:32

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Audi TT coupe running costs

The TT is a premium coupe and therefore commands a premium price tag. However, it’s important to remember that all TT’s come fairly well equipped and all of the standard engines offer strong performance. And while discounts are fairly small, the TT will hold on to its value far better than most of its rivals. Impressive fuel economy also helps keep your running costs low.

The cheaper petrol models are particularly good value considering the performance they offer, although company car drivers are likely to be disappointed by the absence of a diesel option any more.

The TTS and TT RS are a different story. The RS in particular uses more fuel than any other TT and its road tax, insurance and servicing are befitting of a car with its level of performance.

Audi TT coupe equipment

We’d go for entry-level Sport trim, which gets air conditioning, Alcantara and leather seats, xenon headlights, 18in alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB socket and a DAB radio. S line trim really isn’t worth the extra unless you value the sportier styling it brings, although you also get automatic LED headlights and rain-sensing wipers.

Whichever trim you choose, it costs extra to have climate control and front parking sensors, while sat-nav is also an expensive (but worthwhile) option.

Audi TT interior

Audi TT coupe reliability

Audi as a brand doesn’t usually fare that well in our reliability surveys, but the TT performed very well in the coupe category, scoring four stars out of five. This is perhaps reflective of the fact that many of this TT’s oily bits are shared with other models in the Audi line-up, so they're tried and tested.

Audi TT coupe safety and security

Every TT comes with four airbags as standard, along with a ‘secondary collision assist’ system that helps to stop the car as soon as possible after a crash. However, it's a shame automatic emergency braking isn't available. Optional kit does, however, include a blindspot warning system.

The TT was awarded four stars out of five in its Euro NCAP crash test in 2015, with scores of 81% for adult protection, 68% for child protection and 82% for pedestrian protection. Meanwhile, security expert Thatcham awarded the car five out of five for its resistance to being stolen and four out of five for its resistance to being broken into. Every version comes with an alarm.

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Verdict

The Audi TT is brilliant to drive and effortless to live with; it's one of the best coupes ever made

  • Fabulous interior design and quality
  • Brilliant handling
  • Superb resale values
  • Rear seats are seriously cramped
  • You’ll want to add a few optional extras
There are 12 trims available for the TT coupe. Click to see details.See all versions
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Sport
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...View trim
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TTS Black Edition
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S Line
This trim adds a sportier bodykit over the Sport, along with LED headlights, 19in alloys and automatic lights and wipers. You still have to pay extra for rear parking sensors, climate control and t...View trim
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TTS
The TTS is more of a bespoke model than a trim level. It gets a similarly generous equipment list to the S line versions, but adds Audi’s magnetic ride, which lets you stiffen or soften the suspens...View trim
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Black Edition
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TT 20 Years
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Sport
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...View trim
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S Line
This trim adds a sportier bodykit over the Sport, along with LED headlights, 19in alloys and automatic lights and wipers. You still have to pay extra for rear parking sensors, climate control and t...View trim
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Black Edition
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TTS
The TTS is more of a bespoke model than a trim level. It gets a similarly generous equipment list to the S line versions, but adds Audi’s magnetic ride, which lets you stiffen or soften the suspens...View trim
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TTS Black Edition
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TT
All RS5s get LED head and tail lights, unique RS body styling, 19in wheels, a sport rear differential to help cornering, Nappa leather seats, Virtual Cockpit, and an 8.3in infotainment system with...View trim
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