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Audi TT RS COUPE TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]

Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
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Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]
Audi TT TT RS TFSI Quattro 2dr S Tronic [Comfort+Sound]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG35.80
  • 0-62mph3.7 secs
  • Top Speed155 mph
  • C02181 g/km
  • BHP400
  • Torque354 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

To celebrate twenty years of production, the third generation Audi TT coupe gets a useful package of improvements that include mild changes to the mechanicals, the cabin and the exterior. As before, it really makes the numbers when it comes to performance and efficiency. Choose from 2.0 or 2.5-litre petrol, front or quattro all-wheel drive.

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The Audi TT Coupe has received a bit of an update and still looks as appealing as ever. Jonathan Crouch takes a fresh look at what the third generation version has to offer.

Background

While it's true that ubiquity has somewhat dulled its impact, it's easy to overlook quite what a remarkable car that Audi TT was when it first appeared in 1998. Prior to the TT, Audi wasn't a company renowned for great design flair. It did safe and solid. Its most desirable sporting cars in the years leading up to the TT launch were estate models. The TT changed all that. It had an interior that felt like something from a motor show stand. It offered buyers an apparently irresistible combination of Audi build quality, styling that made everything else seem old and a clever quattro all-wheel drive chassis. The second generation model was probably a bit of a missed opportunity. After the extremity of the first car, everything seemed to be dialled back a couple of notches. The third generation design though, has proved to be much more desirable, fusing the driveability and slickness of the second gen version with the drama and flair of the first, while at the same time responding to shifting buyer behaviour. Now, it's been usefully updated.

Driving Experience

Audi's tinkered a little with the engine line-up in this revised MK3 model TT. The old entry-level petrol unit, a 180PS 1.8-litre TFSI powerplant, has now been replaced by a 2.0-litre TFSI powertrain with 197PS (badged '40 TFSI'), while the previous 230PS 2.0 TFSI engine gets a boost to 245PS (and new '45 TFSI' badging). There's now no longer a diesel option. The TTS retains its existing badging but gets a slight reduction in power (306PS, down from 310PS) but a little extra torque to compensate, so the rest to 62mph sprint figure (4.5s) is actually fractionally improved. The flagship model remains the 400PS 2.5-litre five cylinder TT RS, which only comes with S tronic auto transmission and can get to 62mph in 3.7s. In conjunction with the 197PS 2.0 TFSI engine, customers have the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch auto transmission. The 245PS unit is available with either the manual gearbox and front-wheel-drive - or with S tronic auto transmission and the multi-plate clutch-based quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. Both versions of the TTS feature quattro as standard. In both transmission types, the close-ratio lower gears enable powerful acceleration, while the wide ratio of each transmission's highest gear reduces the engine speed and with it fuel consumption. By networking quattro drive with the standard 'drive select' driving mode system, the TT driver can adjust the operating parameters of the all-wheel-drive system to suit his or her individual requirements. In "auto" mode, optimum traction and balanced driving dynamics are given priority. In "dynamic" mode, torque is distributed to the rear axle earlier and to a higher degree. In the drive select "efficiency" mode, the set-up can temporarily shut down the quattro system if conditions suit this. Audi's magnetic ride adaptive damper control system is fitted as standard to the TTS and is optional for all other versions.

Design and Build

One thing's for sure. Even if you'd never seen this car before, you'd know it was an Audi TT. Some commentators have been a little disappointed in how safe Audi has played the exterior styling but this is still a very good looking little coupe with some lovely design touches. The fuel flap on the right side panel for example, is the classic race-style circle surrounded by socket screws, with no filler cap beneath the flap. This means that there is nothing to be unscrewed and the pump nozzle slots straight into the tank neck. As for styling changes to this enhanced model, well the main one is a revised design for the three-dimensional Singleframe radiator grille and larger side air inlets. Inside, the fascia is dominated by the Audi Virtual Cockpit, now featuring an additional sport display providing information on engine output, torque and g forces. Located directly behind the steering wheel, a 1440 x 540 pixel, 12.3-inch digital screen shows all information directly in front of the driver. Operated via the MMI Touch button, voice control and the multi-function steering wheel, the display can be switched between 'classic', with prominent speedometer and rev counter, or 'infotainment', which brings functions such as the navigation map or media to the fore. The round air vents - a classic TT feature - are reminiscent of jet engines with their turbine-like design. The vents also contain all the controls for the air conditioning system, including seat heating where applicable, plus temperature, direction, air distribution and air flow strength. As an option, they can also house small digital displays which show the chosen setting. A 2+2, the TTS Coupe gets a load area with a capacity of 305-litres, which can be extended by folding the rear seat backrests forwards.

Market and Model

As before, you're probably going to need a budget in the £30,000 to £40,000 bracket for mainstream versions of this TT Coupe. Push that up to about £42,000 for the TTS and about £53,000 for the TT RS. Rivals? The base 2.0 TFSI TT has to face down hard chargers like comparable versions of the BMW 2 Series Coupe. The Porsche 718 Cayman is an obvious competitor for the Audi TTS, There are three trim levels in the mainstream range - 'Sport', 'S line' and 'Black Edition'. As for spec changes made to this revised version, well 'S line' and 'Black Edition' models get smart new wheels, respectively 19 and 20 inches in size. Inside, 'Sport' and 'S line' versions receive folding door mirrors and heated seats, and on top of these the 'S line' specification is also enhanced by the addition of even more supportive Super Sports Seats. The upgrade from there to Black Edition now brings the addition of Piano Black inlays and a new Chrome Slate Grey finish for selected interior elements. Options across the range include the advanced key for push-button starting, hill hold assist, high-beam assist, the LED interior lighting package, front seat heating and the storage and luggage compartment package. The connectivity package features the touchpad-based MMI touch system. At the top of the modular range is the 'MMI Navigation plus' set-up with its flash memory, two card readers, DVD drive, Bluetooth interface and voice control system.

Cost of Ownership

The TT has always been one of the most efficient sports coupes out there - and nothing's changed in that regard, though you can't have a diesel variant any more. It certainly helps that all up, the TT 2.0 TFSI weighs just 1,230kg thanks to the extensive use of aluminium chassis members, body panels and suspension componentry. That 245PS 2.0 TFSI manual variant manages over 46mpg on the combined cycle and only just over 140g/km of CO2. The auto does even better. When the Audi drive select system is set to its 'efficiency' mode, the S tronic transmission decouples and 'freewheels' each time the driver takes his or her foot off the throttle pedal. The warranty covers you for unlimited mileage in the first two years of ownership and up to 60,000 miles in the third year and is transferable between owners. Pay more and that can be extended to a fourth year, again with unlimited miles in the first and second years but a more generous 75,000 mile allowance in years three and four. When it comes to maintenance, servicing your TT should be no more taxing than is the case with one of the company's lesser models. As usual with Audi, there's a choice of either a 'Fixed' or a 'Flexible' servicing regime, the choice between the two depending on the extent of your likely annual mileage. Residual values look set to be very beefy if previous TT models are anything to go by.

Summary

It's doubtful that this third generation Audi TT will ever cause quite the stir that the amazing first generation car did, so it needs to impress in other ways. This third take on the TT theme is an interesting amalgam of evolutionary exterior styling and some genuinely new ideas inside the car. Improving the driving experience so that the TT is thought of as a proper driver's car has clearly been one of the key design criteria. Putting a TTS and a Porsche 718 Cayman back to back might well yield some very interesting results. Everything seems to have been done the right way in this car. Weight has been taken out to improve efficiency and agility. Big budget has been spent on the suspension and drivetrain. The S tronic gearbox is one of the best twin-clutch systems at any price and there are some enormously clever online systems available if you have the coin. We'd have liked to have seen Audi be a bit more adventurous with the exterior styling, but other than that, this remains a desirable package.

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Exterior Features
Retractable rear spoiler
Solid paint
All weather LED headlights
Aluminium door mirror housings
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Auto headlight range control
Body colour bumpers
Electric front windows
Electrically adjustable,foldable and heated auto dimming on driver side and automatic kerb view dipping function on the passenger side
Front spoiler
Green tinted heat insulating glass
High beam assist
LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights
Light and rain sensors
Privacy glass
RS design body styling
Sunband for windscreen
TTRS fixed rear wing
Twin oval tailpipes
Interior Features
Fine nappa leather with Super sport seats + "TTRS" embossing, Electric 4 way lumbar support, Manual seat adjust height/fore/aft/backrest angle
3 spoke flat bottomed alcantara sports leather multifunction steering wheel including paddle shift
Alcantara gear knob gaiter
Aluminium door sill trims
Black headlining
Deluxe auto air conditioning with integrated digital display
Electric lumbar support
Front centre armrest
Front head restraints
Front passenger seat isofix location point
Heated front seats
Height adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Interior elements in slate grey
ISOFIX on outer rear seats
Rear head restraints
Split folding rear seat
Tool kit
Top tether anchor plate for isofix child seat
TTRS badge on the steering wheel
TTRS exhaust sound button in centre console
Safety
Black brake callipers
Tyre pressure warning
3 point front seat belts
ABS
ASR traction control
Curtain airbags
Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
EDL traction control
Electromechanical parking brake
ESP
First aid kit
Front side airbags
Head airbags
Hill hold assist
RS brake system
Seatbelt warning
Warning triangle
Wheels
19" 5 arm polygon design alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Driver Convenience
Audi active lane assist
Audi connect
Audi drive select
Audi parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Audi phone box
Audi smartphone interface
Audi Virtual Cockpit with sport gauge
Cruise control + speed limiter
MMI Navigation plus
MMI touch panel
Mobile phone preparation with bluetooth interface
Progressive power assisted steering
Service interval indicator
Start/stop system
Entertainment
Audi music interface
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
DAB Digital radio
MMI Radio with CD player and SD/XC card slot
Packs
Comfort and Sound pack - TT RS
Extended leather package - TT RS
LED interior light pack - TT/TT RS
Non smoking pack - TT/TT RS
Security
Anti theft alarm
Anti theft wheel bolts
Immobiliser
Keyless Go
Remote central locking
Technical
TT RS specification sports suspension
Trim
Aluminium race design inlay
Extended aluminium look with stainless steel pedals
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 181
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 209
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 210
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 208
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2480
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 5
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82.5
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 20
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 35.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 9.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 9.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 30.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 30.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 30.7
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.5
Badge Power 400
Coin Description T FSI Quattro
Coin Series TT RS [C+S]
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 43E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 19000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 3.7
Engine Power - BHP 400
Engine Power - KW 294
Engine Power - RPM 5850
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 354
Engine Torque - MKG 49
Engine Torque - NM 480
Engine Torque - RPM 1950
Top Speed 155
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 245/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear 245/35 R19
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 5 ARM POLYGON DESIGN
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1343
Length 4201
Wheelbase 2505
Width (including mirrors) 1966
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 55
Gross Vehicle Weight 1875
Max. Loading Weight 425
Minimum Kerbweight 1450
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £989.19 p/m £38.40 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £1077.14 p/m £87.74 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £1159.55 p/m £165.68 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £824.97 p/m £43.64 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £904.80 p/m £120.38 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £983.70 p/m £186.70 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £740.09 p/m £51.61 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £810.78 p/m £129.02 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Audi side assist £595.00
Camera based traffic sign recognition £155.00
Exterior Features
Audi exclusive paint £2,400.00
Delete rear spoiler FOC
Matt Aluminum exterior styling £800.00
Metallic paint £575.00
Pearlescent paint £575.00
RS sport exhaust system £1,000.00
Special solid paint £575.00
Interior Features
Alcantara/leather upholstery with RS embossing + contrasting silver stitching in steering wheel and gear knob gaiter FOC
Packs
Blue styling pack - TT RS £925.00
Extended blue styling pack - TT RS £1,125.00
Extended red styling pack - TT RS £1,125.00
Red styling pack - TT RS £925.00
Storage and luggage pack - TT/TT RS £175.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Glacier white £575.00
Metallic - Mythos black £575.00
Metallic - Tango red £575.00
Pearl - Daytona grey £575.00
Solid - Nardo grey FOC
Special solid - Pulse orange £575.00
Special solid - Turbo blue £575.00
Special solid - Vegas yellow £575.00
Safety
Red brake callipers £335.00
Tyre pressure and temperature monitoring system £250.00
Trim
Alcantara/leather - Black with black stitching with RS embossing + contrasting silver stitching in steering wheel and gear knob gaiter FOC
Fine nappa leather - Black with ara blue stitching + Super sport seats + "TTRS" embossing, Electric 4 way lumbar, Manual seat adjust height FOC
Fine nappa leather - Black with black stitching + Super sport seats + "TTRS" embossing, Electric 4 way lumbar, Manual seat adjust height FOC
Fine nappa leather - Black with express red stitching + Super sport seats + "TTRS" embossing, Electric 4 way lumbar, Manual seat adjust height FOC
Wheels
19" 5-arm polygon style cast alloy wheels in glossy anthracite black, diamond cut finish £300.00
19" 5-arm polygon style cast alloy wheels in matt titanium look, diamond cut finish £300.00
20" 7-spoke rotor style cast alloy wheels £1,395.00
20" 7-spoke rotor style cast alloy wheels in matt titanium look, diamond cut finish £1,695.00
* option prices shown are estimated