Audi TT from 2006
Chic and agile
The Audi TT does not only walk in Porsche’s footsteps in terms of design. In as far as mileage is concerned, the sports car has forced its way into its Zuffenhausen-based colleague's domain. The second generation TT, built from 2006 to 2014, shines through with very agile handling and outstanding workmanship, whether as a coupé or as a roadster.
To be precise, the coupé is an extended two-seater with a lot of space in the comfortable front sports seats. The compact rear emergency seat has the practical advantage of enlarging the 292-liter trunk to up to 700 liters as required.
The driver of the torsion-resistant roadster needs to rein in their luggage somewhat more. 250 liters is the maximum here. The elegant, padded soft-top opens and closes in seconds using TTS equipment with electrical assistance. Increased comfort during open-top driving is achieved using an optional wind deflector, which also extends electronically.
On the road, the Audi TT scores points for safe handling, a high level of agility, and precise steering. The chassis is standard and is only all the more streamlined in the RS variants. A model with an adaptive chassis, as is standard for the TTS, is recommended for a more comfortable driving experience.
Even though the basic engines such as the 1.8 TFSI petrol engine (160 hp/118 kW) or the equally powerful 2.0 TDI diesel engine are by no means party poopers, the beloved 2.0 TSFI with 211 hp/155 kW really gets down to business. With Quattro drive, it goes from naught to one hundred km/h in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 243 km/h. The 2.5 TT RS acts as a top model, mobilizing 360 hp/265 kW and a powerful torque of 465 newton meters. Almost all of the models have four-wheel drive and the option of a dual clutch transmission.. Roadster drivers can fall back on the entire Coupé engine range. The 2010 face lift primarily brought changes to the engine range. The aesthetics are basically the same.
Alongside four airbags and ESP, there are sport chassis, sport seats and 17-inch light alloy wheels on board the TT Coupé and TT Roadster alike. In the TTS version there are also Bi-Xenon headlamps, an adaptive chassis and partially leather cushions.
The second-generation Audi TT is very reliable, especially with increasing mileage, which also makes itself felt positively in DEKRA's sports car ranking. Contrary to the trend in this class, the sports car has no major weaknesses even in the chassis and brakes assembly groups. Only misaligned headlights and defective dust covers on the drive shafts are found somewhat more frequently with the TT.