Audi TT Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  August 23, 2013


The Audi TT Coupe is a two-door luxury sports car manufactured by Audi AG. Built on the Volkswagen A platform, the Audi TT Coupe is available in an all-wheel drive (AWD) version and a 2+2 seater configuration. The TT Coupe first appeared as a concept at the 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show, and debuted in the U.S. for the model year 2000. However, it was brought to India only in 2007.

In India, the Audi TT Coupe is available as a single variant. The Audi TT Coupe competes with the likes of the Porsche Cayman, Porsche Boxster and Mini Cooper.

Powertrain & Performance

The Audi TT Coupe derives power from a high-revving 1984 cc 4-cylinder engine that delivers 207.8 bhp and 350 Nm of torque. The engine is linked to a 6-speed S Tronic transmission system. The TT Coupe features hydraulically operated single-plate dry clutch with asbestos-free and lead-free linings.

Audi TT Coupe features an Audi magnetic ride, a revolutionary suspension system that automatically and continuously adapts the suspension damping to the actual driving situation. There are two basic settings that you can choose from for the Audi magnetic ride, the Standard and the Sport.

A dual-circuit brake system diagonal split, supported by hydraulic brake assist has ventilated disc brakes in the front and rear to provide effective stopping power to the Audi TT Coupe. It also has an electro-mechanical steering with speed-dependent power assistance to make the drive easier.

Build & Styling

The Audi TT Coupe looks terrific from both inside and out. It measures 4178 mm in length and stands on a wheelbase of 2468 mm. Its rounded edges give it a graceful appearance. The TT Coupe has got exceptionally short front and rear overhangs, and a low roofline, which sharply slants towards the rear deck. A wide track and prominently flared wheel arches add further to its powerful feel and stylish looks.

The TT Coupe comes standard with Xenon plus halogen headlights with the option of adaptive light-cornering lights, which improve visibility in adverse weather and light conditions. Also standard is an exterior light styling pack, which includes chrome-detailed headlight surrounds and darkened rear light clusters. The sports car features rear lights of clear-glass appearance. These lights make the TT Coupes rear look striking and also provide exceptional visual depth. The lights styling package further enhances their remarkable appearance. The TT Coupe features a standard retractable rear spoiler that extends automatically at 75 mph and retracts automatically again at 50 mph. The driver can also manually activate the spoiler to suit driving conditions. The TT Coupe rolls on 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, which enhance the cars sporty looks while also improving its handling. Another feature that beautifies the TT Coupe is the aluminum tank cap that bears a tastefully embossed TT logo.

The TT Coupe boasts of leather-trimmed front sports seats and split-folding rear seats. Also standard are heated and height-adjustable front seats. The ergonomically-shaped, low-positioned sports seats provide effective lateral support, and can be adjusted to suit individual needs. It also offers enhanced convenience with a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather handbrake grip, a centre console armrest pad, and door handles. Some other standard convenience features on the TT Coupe are electrically-operated and heated door mirrors, and electronic climate control. The TT Coupe comes with a luggage compartment capacity of 290 litres, which can be stretched to 700 litres by folding the rear seat down. For entertainment, the TT Coupe features a standard Concert II audio system and chorus radio with CD player, while CD navigation, BOSE surround sound, and a mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface are just some of the options available.

To ensure safety of occupants, the TT Coupe has been built on the Audi Space Frame (ASF) with a unique body concept that is in total harmony with its sports car character. The ASF with its innovative combination of aluminium and steel delivers enhanced handling dynamics and improved stability. It also comes packed with a bevy of safety features such as driver and front passenger airbags, side airbags for front seats, front ISOFIX and front passenger airbag de-activation switch, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), radio remote-controlled central locking, seat belt reminder and an anti-theft-device.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Offers decent acceleration
    • Agile handling
    • Powerful performance
  • Cons

    • Cabin space in the rear can improve