The Audi TT is not the quickest car in its class, with just a 2.0-liter turbo-four propelling all four wheels with the aid of a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic. Compared to six-cylinder rivals from BMW and Toyota, it's below average, recording a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.2 seconds when its rivals achieve the sprint in the high to low four-second bracket. This is due to the fact that the TT only produces 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It's by no means lethargic or slow, but those who want to be really thrilled can opt for the more powerful TTS and TT RS alternatives that we review separately. Despite largely average performance on paper, a top speed of 130 mph is more than enough to get you in trouble, and the TT's great handling and compact dimensions make it plenty of fun. Still, for those who want a hairy-chested sports car experience, a RWD car with 50 percent more power is always going to outdo the plucky TT. Essentially, the TT is great - it's just that others are more exciting.
The regular TT may be a base model so to speak, but its performance is not to be sniffed at. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with its IS20 turbocharger responds to the inputs of your right foot very well for a forced induction engine. The vehicle is nippy and can be quite an enjoyable companion when you're looking to jump ahead of the car next to you in traffic and steal a gap. It's great on the highway, too, with a decent power band that allows you to overtake others with ease. However, this engine is limited by the small turbocharger and doesn't reward you for hanging on to revs. Leave it in Dynamic and let the gearbox decide when to change to which of its seven cogs it needs, and you'll have a bit of a noise fest as it aims for 7,000 rpm each time. But take manual control via the paddles and shift up at 5,500, and you'll find this little coupe is plenty of fun. The gearbox itself isn't bad if you leave it to its own automatic devices, it's just that the management of the power band could be better utilized.
|Audi TT Coupe Trims||Audi TT Coupe Engines||Audi TT Coupe Horsepower||Audi TT Coupe Transmissions||Audi TT Coupe Drivetrains||Audi TT Coupe MPG/MPGE|
|45 TFSI quattro||2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas||228 hp @ 4500 rpm||7-Speed Automatic||AWD||25 MPG|
The official EPA estimates for the Audi TT's gas mileage are 23/30/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined cycles. Thanks to a 14.5-gallon gas tank, you can expect an average range of around 377 miles with mixed driving. Interestingly, the 3.0-liter version of the Supra is only one mpg worse on the city and combined cycles and matches the TT on the highway. With a smaller, 13.7-gallon gas tank, you'll stop more often in the fastest Supra and get further in the slowest one; in fact, the 2.0-liter GR Supra handsomely beats the TT, returning 25/32/28 mpg.
|Audi TT Coupe Trims||45 TFSI quattro|
|Audi TT Coupe Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||23/30|