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
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.