Used Audi TT Coupe (2006 - 2014) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
4.5
Audi's second-generation TT is clearly related to its predecessor, but thanks to sleeker lines the Coupe has a more aggressive and sporty appearance than before. If any criticism could have been levelled at the original TT, it would have been a lack of interior space and the fact that it was a less rewarding drive than some of its rivals.
Audi TT Coupe (06-14)
  • Sleek styling
  • Surefooted handling
  • Superb build quality
  • Classy interior
  • Tiny rear seats
  • Expensive options

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Audi's second-generation TT is clearly related to its predecessor, but thanks to sleeker lines the Coupe has a more aggressive and sporty appearance than before.

If any criticism could have been levelled at the original TT, it would have been a lack of interior space and the fact that it was a less rewarding drive than some of its rivals. Certainly the Audi TT’s direct competitors such as the Nissan 370Z Coupe provide a sharper drive and VW Scirocco has more interior space.

Audi has taken both of these factors on board to create a larger but lighter TT Coupe with improved handling and more space inside. Despite the added room, this is still a 2+2, but some of your rear passengers may just be a little more comfortable than before.

As with the majority of Audi models the interior or the TT is a polished and refined place to be with the main controls angled slightly to the driver for a more focused feel. The TT should, once again, be top of wishlists for people who want a stylish sports coupe.

Engine line-up

There’s a good choice of engines to choose from, with even the petrol engines offering affordable running costs, while earlier versions are also available with a 3.2-litre V6. There’s also the option of a six-speed manual gearbox, six-speed automatic or seven-speed automatic.

One of the highlights is the 1.8-litre petrol engine, introduced on the Coupe model from 2012. The turbocharged engine will go from zero to 62mph in 7.3 seconds, while economy is a useful 44mpg. Despite the smaller size, it’s an eager engine and, as well as the running cost savings, it is an excellent low-cost entry in to the range.

Buyers also have the choice of a 2.0-litre TFSI turbo petrol which is available with front or quattro four-wheel drive. The 2.0 TDI diesel offers 170bhp and 53mpg fuel economy.

Choice of models

The Audi TT Coupe comes in three versions – Sport, S line and Black Edition. All major on sportiness with heavily bolstered seats and stylish alloys, although Sport models ride on 17-inch wheels, S line on 18s and Black Edition models on titanium grey 19s.

At the top of the regular TT Coupe range is the TT S, using quattro four-wheel drive and a 272bhp version of the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine.

With more rivals than ever, the TT has got a tough task on its hands to be the stand out Coupe in its class. Have the improvements over its predecessor been enough to keep it ahead of the competition?

Read the full Audi TT Coupe review to find out.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The miles per gallon, economy for the drive is superb 53 mpg motorway miles and 45 tatting about - superb. You'd never know it was a diesel the turn of foot is superb.  

5 out of 5

Yvee Elbro ,   20 Dec 2014    ... read more

 The heated seats and the rear boot space which is surprisingly big.  

4 out of 5

Anonymous ,   09 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Fine as a 2 seater with adequate boot space for shopping & cases.  

5 out of 5

Carol Partridge ,   09 Sep 2014    ... read more

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