2019 Audi TT

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Detailed Review

TT stands for Tourist Trophy and Audi has bestowed this name to the roadster as it embodies performance elements from the racing series vehicles and enhances its character. The The TT convertible with turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine, is a much more powerful version of the one you'd get in the more daily driveable A3 convertible.

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Pros

Agile handling through sharp corners

Blissful acceleration due to lightweight chassis

Futuristic virtual cockpit

Cons

Low on interior space and cargo Turbo

Lag in lower rev range

Unimpressive braking

What's New?

New seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission

New wireless charging pad with signal booster


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44900

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

220 hp @ 4,500 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1,600 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

length

164.7 in.

height

53.2 in.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2019 Audi TT in Cosmos Blue Metallic color  2019 Audi TT in Florett Silver Metallic color  2019 Audi TT in Ibis White color  2019 Audi TT in Mythos Black Metallic color  2019 Audi TT in Tango Red Metallic color
Cosmos Blue Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Audi TT 2.0T quattro

2.0T quattro

power
220-hp @ 4500 rpm
fuel
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
mpg
26 combined

$48,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $48,400 MSRP (23 mpg/26/31 mpg) 220-hp @ 4500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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7-speed automatic all wheel drive 2

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial May 14, 2019

Audi TT fares off against the Porsche 718 Boxster, the Ford Mustang GT as well as the BMW M240i to some extent. The TT may look tame when you consider power figures, but the dynamic and responsive ride makes the TT an instant topper on your dream car list.

2019 Audi TT Features

The Audi TT is a $44,900 convertible comes with features like parking system, adaptive suspension and the Audi virtual cockpit which sets it apart from most competitors.

Model

TT convertible

MSRP

$44,900

Key Features

Parking system plus (front and rear sensors)

 

Full LED headlights

 

Adaptive rear spoiler

 

Audi virtual cockpit

 

Leather/Alcantara seating surfaces

We Recommend

The TT convertible has only a single trim and the perfect convertible for you would have the Quattro all-wheel drive, the technology pack and the Audi Virtual Cockpit added to the list.

2019 Audi TT Engine

Short of putting the TT on a racetrack, its handling is near faultless. The all-wheel-drive system does a beautiful job of keeping the car on the intended line. There's great traction and superb poise through turns. - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The Audi convertible comes with a turbocharged 2.0L inline-4 engine which makes 220 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. Transmission is a 7-speed dual clutch S tronic which has quick response while changing gears and offers the comfort of an automatic and also allows you to drive in manual.

Models

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Ford Mustang GT

MSRP

$44,900

$56,900

$35,355

Engine

Intercooled Turbo I-4, 2.0 L

2.0L flat-4

5.0L V8

 

Transmission

Transmission: S Tronic 7-Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

6-speed Manual

Horsepower

220 hp @ 4500 rpm

300 hp@ 6500rpm

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque

258 ft-lb @ 1600 rpm

280 ft-lbs

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

In comparison, the Porsche 718 Boxster comes with a 2.0L flat-4 engine making 300 horses while the Ford Mustang GT comes with a massive 5.0L V8 engine making 460 hp and 420 pound-feet torque double of what the Audi is capable of.

Acceleration

The lightweight Audi TT is quick to reach 60 mph from a standstill in 5.2 seconds. The signature performance is also reflected in the impressive wheel-turning power the TT convertible produces 258 lb-ft of torque, kicking in at only 1750 rpm. The advancements are felt with a top track speed of 130 mph.

Models

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

Ford Mustang GT

0-60 MPH

5.2 sec

4.9 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

12.4 sec

NA

Engine

Turbo 2.0L i-4

2.0L flat-4

5.0 Liters

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

TDB

The competitors in the segment are much faster than the Audi TT convertible. The M2 Competition is the fastest one to 60, full second faster than the TT. The Infiniti Q60 and the Ford Mustang GT takes about 4.5 seconds to reach 60, while the 718 Boxster takes 4.9 seconds.

Ride and Handling

The Audi TT is not the sharpest driving convertible on the market unlike the Boxster, but it still better than a few others. The steering feels responsive whenever you throw it in the corners and the amount of grip that it offers makes the drive truly entertaining.

The ride is on the comfort side and not too harsh but when you get the optional S line package, it does make a difference to the car. Body movement is well contained and the quattro all-wheel drive system offers stability, traction and precise driving.

Braking

The brakes are larger than ever before, with 11.8-inch discs on the front and 12.3 on the rear, they deliver powerful stopping force. Weighing about 3000 lbs, the Audi's work like a charm not only on tracks but also city streets. The brake pedal is extremely precise and direct, much like the steering.

Model

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

Ford Mustang GT

Brake Front (in.)

11.8

11.8

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

12.3

11.8

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3164

2944

3705

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

146 (70-0)

NA

In comparison, the BMW M2 Competition has the largest brakes with 15.7 inch discs up front and 15s in the back, the Audi TTs brakes feel tiny. The Infiniti and the Mustang GT also have large 14-inch brakes in the front.

2019 Audi TT Fuel Economy

The Audi TT may lag behind in terms of power, but it catches up to the competition when it comes to efficiency. The engine on the TT is surprisingly fuel efficient and only consumes about 23 miles to the gallon in the city and can manage up to 31 miles in a gallon on highways, which brings the combined fuel economy to about 26.

Model

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

Ford Mustang GT

MPG (city)

23

21

15

MPG (highway)

31

28

25

MPG (combined)

26

24

18

In contrast, the Ford Mustang GT lags behind with a massive gas guzzling V8 under the hood, with a combined fuel economy of 18 mpg. The Porsche 718 Boxster comes quite close to match the numbers of the Audi TT with a combined economy of 24 mpg.

2019 Audi TT Interior

Audi's Virtual Cockpit combines the infotainment screen and gauge cluster into one screen in front of the driver. While this occupies the main stage, the climate controls complete the modern interior look, integrating seamlessly into the air vent bezels on the center of the dash. - Edmunds

Seating and comfort

The 4 seater convertible has comfortable and supportive seats but nowhere near the level that the convertibles like the 718 and BMw have reached. The cabin feels spacious until you try to carry some luggage, and then feel the need for a larger trunk. With premium materials on most of the console, you can ignore the plastic bits that litter the cabin.

Model

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

Ford Mustang GT

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.1/53.6/41.1

N/A

37.6/56.3/45.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

33.8/47.9/28.9

-

34.8/52.2/29

The rear seats are even more unusable than the BMW and the Mustang, the leg room is lesser and so is the headroom.

Infotainment System

The giant high-definition screen inside the Audi is easy to use and intuitive while driving. Although Apple CarPlay is available as standard, but operating it through the rotary knob often gets tricky. It comes equipped with MMI navigation plus with MMI touch system which is one of a kind. The TT is equipped with Audi Connect which means it will give you an inbuilt 4G LTE connection. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay comes standard for this variant.

Cargo Capacity

The TT convertible is subpar for carrying cargo at the back, with a tiny trunk at the back and the accessible opening. The interior is also conducive to storage options but isn't exceptionally ergonomic.

Model

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

Ford Mustang GT

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13

10.8

17

2019 Audi TT Exterior

A short wheelbase, with even shorter overhangs, means Audi has kept the weighty pieces toward the center of the car. That translates to ideal handling manners so that the TT can corner as good as anything on the road. - Car connection

Design and Dimensions

Long gone are the days when the Audi TT looked like a tortoise with wheels, the TT now has sharp stylized lines running along the length of the car and blend in smoothly into the LED Daytime running lights. The tiny convertible is only 164.7-inches long, much shorter than even the Porsche 718. However, it sits taller than the Porsche and loses out on the advantage of having a low centre of gravity.

Model

Audi TT convertible

Porsche 718 Boxster convertible

Ford Mustang GT

Curb weight (lbs.)

3164

2944

3705

Length(in)

164.7

172.4

188.

Width(in)

72.1

78.5

75.4

Height(in)

53.2

51.0

54.4

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

TBD

Wheelbase (in)

98.6

97.4

107.1

Track width (in) F/R

61.9/61.1

59.6/60.3

62.3/64.9

2019 Audi TT Safety

Safety feature

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Audi pre sense basic
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • SIDEGUARD Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3...
  • Back-Up Camera

2019 Audi TT Competition

Audi TT vs Porsche 718 Boxster

The Porsche is far superior to the Audi TT in terms of handling. The Porsche are well known for their laser precise steering and the Audi TT doesn't hold a candle. The infotainment on the TT is however a different story. With the Virtual cockpit, it is far superior to the Porsche's infotainment. Although the TT's rear seats are quite unusable for seating, they make it easy to carry some luggage, which isn't possible in the 2-seater 718.

Audi TT vs Ford Mustang GT

The Mustang is neither as advanced not as comfortable as the Audi TT, but it's 5.0L V8 engine covers for that in terms of pure power. If you want a convertible which can be quick through the turns, the Audi TT is the better option rather than the Mustang GT, which is better suited to drag races. As a daily driver, the TT is also the better convertible since it not only has better features, it also exhibits better economy.

2019 Audi TT Final Verdict

The fun and responsive ride makes the TT roadster one of the best droptops that Audi manufactures after the R9 spyder which comes with a V10 engine. The thrifty yet punchy engine churns out enough power to make it go quick around the track but also keep the economy good enough to drive it around the city everyday.