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Used test: Audi TT vs BMW Z4 verdict

Buy either of these drop-top sports cars used and you'll save a bundle of cash, but which is the one to put on your driveway? We've got the answer...

Audi TT Roadster vs BMW Z4

Our verdict

The BMW Z4 makes for an impressive grand tourer. It’s relatively spacious and comfortable, plus it also cruises quietly with the roof up. However, even though it looks like a stellar sports car on paper, it doesn't quite perform as you might think. Its dynamics are poorly resolved and it fails to truly entertain when you drive it with any gusto. 

It's actually the less traditional Audi TT that proves the more resolved sports car. It feels much sprightlier and more composed along a winding road and, as such, it's great fun to drive. Throw in the fact that, with the roof down, it’s also more relaxing to be in than the Z4. All that makes it our convertible sports car of choice. 

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1st – Audi TT Roadster

Audi TT Roadster front roof up

For More agile and fun to drive; better roof-down comfort; top-notch interior
Against Noisier cruiser with roof up; less practical; firmer ride around town

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5

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2nd – BMW Z4

BMW Z4 front roof up

For Bigger boot; more interior space; great infotainment system; softer town ride
Against Leans more in bends; inconsistent steering and brakes; roof-down buffeting; more expensive

What Car? rating 3 stars out of 5

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Specifications: Audi TT Roadster 45 TFSI S line S tronic

Engine size 2.0-litre petrol
Power 242bhp
Torque 273lb ft
0-60mph 5.5sec
Top speed 155mph
Fuel economy 34.0mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 165g/km

Specifications: BMW Z4 sDrive30i M Sport

Engine size 2.0-litre petrol
Power 255bhp
Torque 299lb ft
0-60mph 5.4sec
Top speed 155mph
Fuel economy 38.7mpg (Official average)
CO2 emissions 138g/km

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