Audi TT review - Sharp design and improved dynamics for stylish coupe - Audi TT MPG and running costs

The third generation TT moves the game on, being even better to live with but also sharper to drive

Evo rating
from £28,080
  • Sharper dynamics, wonderful interior, best TT yet
  • Efficiency still trumps entertainment

More expensive than ever (but also better equipped, so it's swings and roundabouts), Audi TT prices start at £28,080 in entry-level 1.8 TFSI petrol form. Still, if you do decide to buy new, the TT has traditionally had superb residuals, so your investment shouldn’t fizz away like a freshly-plopped Alka-Seltzer.

Roadsters are £1765 more than their hard-topped counterparts, while the cheapest (and most frugal) diesel, the 2.0 TDI Ultra Sport, begins at £31,175. A popular option should be the recently-introduced combination of the 2.0 TDI engine and Quattro all-wheel drive - a pairing that begins at £34,230 in Sport trim.

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The two performance models of the TT range, the TTS and TT RS, start at £40,315 and £51,800 respectively - not insignificant sums, and ones that rise terrifyingly quickly once you start ticking a few options boxes. evo recently tested a TT RS with a sticker price not far shy of £70,000, which does make you wonder whether TT RS drivers wouldn't be better served by a lightly-used Audi R8...

Across the range the third-generation TT benefits from an 11 per cent reduction in emissions over the second-generation, which means tax and fuel bills are reduced.  The 2.0-litre TDI Ultra emits just 110g/km, making it a very attractive company car proposition, while Economy Drive Select settings on the petrol models mean you can reduce fuel bills from behind the wheel. Also, Audi’s fixed-price servicing deals make it easier to budget for running costs.


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