Audi TTS long-term test: report 4

The Audi TTS is a stylish coupé with fun at its core, but does it still have a place in a world dominated by high-riding SUVs? Our deputy editor is living with one to find out...

Audi TTS fuel filler flap

The car Audi TTS Black Edition | Run by Darren Moss, deputy editor

Why it's here To see if this hugely successful car still deserves a place on your driveway

Needs to Combine entertaining handling and grin-inducing performance with a comfortable ride and top-notch interior quality

Mileage 2144 List price £49,200 Target Price £46,229 Price as tested £51,270 Test economy 31.3mpg Official economy 34.0mpg

5 January 2023 – Making a statement

Most cars hide their filling caps away behind plastic. When closed, the flap is designed to melt into the panel of the car, but not so in my Audi TTS.

Instead, my car shouts about its need for fuel, with its filler cap marked out in a silver metallic finish, complete with faux-rivets and a TT badge to remind you of its sporty nature. I rather like it – at the very least it means I’m constantly reminded of which side my filler cap is on, which avoids embarrassing situations on the forecourt. 

What I’m less fond of, though, is the way the fuel gauge is displayed inside the car. Rather than being on a pinpoint-accurate dial or fancy graphic that trickles down, the TT uses a bar system, so each time I lose a bar it represents a big loss from the whole.

Audi TTS fuel gauge

Perhaps that explains why I’m treating the accelerator pedal so delicately – resulting in fuel economy that’s closing in on the TTS’s official figure of 34.0mpg.

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