Audi TT review – MPG and running costs

The Audi TT isn’t a hugely cheap car at entry level spec, but it does deliver savings in fuel economy and road tax

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  • Superb interior; sharp and restrained aesthetic; better to drive than any TT before
  • Not particularly enjoyable to drive; is a TT just a bit 2001 these days?

So while a powertrain as flat and uninteresting as the EA888 might not blip the enthusiasts’ radar, its relative efficiency is a welcome side effect. 197bhp models will crack a very achievable 40mpg on the WLTP cycle, with the 242bhp models slipping just below that. CO2 ratings are also pretty positive at 155g/km and 164g/km. Quattro models cap on a further 20g/km, and average around 35mpg, which is still good for something that’ll hit 62mph in just over 5sec. 

The standard-fit seven-speed DSG is partly the source of these strong efficiency numbers, but so too is the surprisingly lithe 1270kg weight of the front-wheel drive models. Quattro models add a further 90kg or so to the total.

A TT should otherwise be no more taxing to run financially than an Audi A3, with little in the way of exotic materials or high-stress components, short of the rubber band-like 30-profile of the 20-inch tyres that are standard on the top-two trim levels. 

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