Audi TT Coupe 2006-2014


Review by it
Monday, May 16, 2016

Pros:

  • Sleek styling
  • Superb handling
  • Great interior designs
  • Excellent build quality
  • TDI available
  • Reliable
  • Superb engines

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Tiny rear seats

Overview

Audi's second generation TT is visibly related to its predecessor; however, it has been improved with sleeker lines that give it a more sporty and aggressive appearance than the previous models. The Audi TT should once again come in at the top of wish lists as it is an exceptionally trendy sports car with perfect poise and handling with a great choice of engines available.

Exterior and Interior

The exterior style has been refined but still keeps a similar shape to the original Audi TT. The new style is sportier and has been adjusted to entice male owners to move away from other sport car alternatives. If there was any drawback with the previous models, then it would be the need for more interior space and the poor ride quality that it offered. Audi has made the effort to improve all these short-comes by designing a larger and lighter TT Couper and Roadster offering better handling and plenty of space inside. This space provides far more room with both front and rear-seat passengers. The TT comes with electric windows and air conditioning as standard. The ride quality is perfect even on poor road surfaces despite the stiffening up of the suspension. On the 2.0-litre, leather and Alcantara are standard, while on the V6 model comes with full leather and heated front seats as standard.

Performance and Economy

The TT is extremely fast in a straight line with its redesigned light weight aluminum body that helps to improve the handling giving it loads of grip in the corners. The 3.2-litre Quattro of 250bhp is capable of going from 0-62mph within 5.9 seconds. The TTS is sportier TT which is built to perform with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine capable of 272bhp that was introduced in mid 2008. It improves the already striking performance of the engine by giving 60mph within 5.4 seconds and an excellent speed of around 155mph. In 2008, another TDI model was introduced having the power of common-rail diesel engine capable of 170bhp. It came with a capacity of 0-62mph within 7.5 seconds and producing 53mpg making it the most fuel efficient TT in the line-up. A six-speed manual transmission is standard with all the engines, but, a 'short-lift' manual gear-change is optional. The automatic version has been renamed 'S-tronic' which makes use of a double clutch system for a smooth and rapid gear-change that is similar to the six-speed DSG system presented on the earlier TT models. In 2010, a 2.0-litre petrol engine giving 210bhp was introduced to the line-up. This was similar to the engine which was presented with the Golf GTi.

Like to Drive

Whether you drive a 2.0 TFSI or the 3.2 Quattro TDI, the TT will always be exceedingly fast. The 3.2 V6 provides the additional traction from the Quattro four-wheel drive system. However, the 2.0T is extremely quick and agile, particularly on tight and slanting roads. The stronger TTS has got the benefit of four exhaust tailpipes with lovely sporty roar, along with improved suspension, brakes and steering. As a result, the TTS is the most focused in the series and offers an enjoyable drive. It offers great drive quality in corners and nearly no body roll. The great news is that whichever engine you choose, the TT has the feeling of being surefooted with a great quantity of grip. A system known as the 'magnetic ride' lets the driver alter the suspension settings that includes a sport mode to tighten the ride for more demanding roads.

Faults and Repairs

The TT has got sufficient safety features to ensure the safety of the drivers and passengers. It has an electronic stability control which helps to correct the cars line during a skid as well as front and side airbags and head restraint systems to help prevent whiplash damages. There is also the optional extra of Isofix child seat mountings on the rear seats along with a tyre pressure monitoring system.