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2019 Audi TT Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Rahul Hans Automotive Journalist Updated on: October 15, 2019


The Audi TT named after the famous Tourist Trophy, has adopted crucial elements from the racing series cars and improved upon the road performance of the coupe. The TT coupe 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 sedan.

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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 Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

220 hp @ 4500 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm

transmission

7-speed automated manual

chassis

frame type

MQB

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

61.9/61.1

dimensions

wheelbase

98.6 in.

length

165 in.

width

72.1 in.

height

53.2 in.

curb weight

3208 lbs.

ground clearance

6.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

74.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

12 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

6.6 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/31 mpg

highway range

449.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

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Cosmos Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Interior

8.5

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Audi TT Coupe Base

Base

power
220 hp @ 4500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
26 combined

$44,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2.0 TFSI quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $44,900 MSRP (23/26/31) 220 hp @ 4500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed automated manual all wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


Audi TT fares off against the Porsche 718 Cayman, the Ford Mustang GT as well as the BMW M2 competition 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. Audi TT packs a lot of punch under the hood which makes the riding experience a level above the competitors.


8.0/10
Features

 
 
 

8.5/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Audi TT Coupe Features

8.0/10

The Audi TT is a $44,900 coupe comes with features like full LED headlamps, adaptive spoiler and the Audi virtual cockpit which sets it apart from most competitors.

Model

TT coupe

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

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

2019 Audi TT Coupe Engine and Performance

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 coupe 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

MSRP

$44,900

$56,900

$55,895

$58,900

$35,355

Engine

Intercooled Turbo I-4, 2.0 L

2.0L flat-4

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, 3.0 L

5.0L V8

 

Transmission

Transmission: S Tronic 7-Speed Automatic

6 Speed manual

7 Speed automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-speed Manual

Horsepower

220 hp @ 4500 rpm

300 hp@ 6500rpm

400 hp@ 6400rpm

405 hp @5230 rpm

460 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque

258 ft-lb @ 1600 rpm

280 ft-lbs

350 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

406 lb.-ft. @ 2350 rpm

420 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

In comparison, the Porsche 718 Cayman 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 Coupe 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

0-60 MPH

5.2 sec

4.9 sec

4.5 sec

4.2 sec

4.6 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

12.4 sec

13.3 sec

12.5 sec @ 113 mph

NA

Engine

Turbo 2.0L i-4

2.0L flat-4

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0 Liter

5.0 Liters

Emission

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

N/A

N/A

8.0

8.4

TDB

The competitors in the segment are much faster than the Audi TT coupe. 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 Cayman takes 4.9 seconds.

Ride and Handling

The Audi TT is not the sharpest driving coupe on the market unlike the Cayman, 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Brake Front (in.)

11.8

11.8

14

15.7

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

12.3

11.8

13.8

15

13

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3164

2944

3882

3600

3705

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

146 (70-0)

N/A

NA

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 Coupe 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

MPG (city)

23

21

20

18

15

MPG (highway)

31

28

27

26

25

MPG (combined)

26

24

22

21

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 Cayman comes quite close to match the numbers of the Audi TT with a combined economy of 24 mpg.

2019 Audi TT Coupe Interior

8.5/10

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 coupe has comfortable and supportive seats but nowhere near the level that the coupes 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

4

4

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

37.1/53.6/41.1

N/A

37.4/54.6/43.1

40.1/54.4/41.5

37.6/56.3/45.1

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

33.8/47.9/28.9

-

34.5/52.0/32.4

36.5/53.4/33

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 coupe 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13

10.8

12.6

13.5

17

2019 Audi TT Coupe 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 coupe 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 coupe

Porsche 718 Cayman coupe

Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 coupe

BMW M2 Competition

Ford Mustang GT

Curb weight (lbs.)

3164

2944

3882

3600

3705

Length(in)

164.7

172.4

184.4

176.2

188.

Width(in)

72.1

78.5

72.8

73

75.4

Height(in)

53.2

51.0

54.5

55.5

54.4

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

4.9

4.8

TBD

Wheelbase (in)

98.6

97.4

112.2

106

107.1

Track width (in) F/R

61.9/61.1

59.6/60.3

61.2/61.8

62.2/63

62.3/64.9

2019 Audi TT Coupe 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 Coupe Competition

Audi TT vs Porsche 718 Cayman

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 coupe 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 coupe since it not only has better features, it also exhibits better economy.

2019 Audi TT Coupe Final Verdict

The Audi TT is one of the most fun and responsive coupes that Audi makes after the R8 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 every day.

How much does it cost to own an Audi TT?

For an average first year, it costs around $22,000 to own an Audi TT which includes the premium costs, fuel cost, and other necessary taxes. So, if you are thinking to get yourself an Audi TT for your next birthday then keep these expenses in mind and then go ahead with your purchase.

How reliable is the Audi TT?

Audi TT is the most fun to drive performance model offered by Audi after the R8 V10 sports car. Build quality of TT is top-notch keeping safety and performance in mind. The 350 hp engine is very robust and the gearbox is capable of putting down power and torque with ease. 

How is the after-sales service of Audi?

Audi is a well known and established brand in the country with around a thousand dealers across the country. Every service center is well equipped with all the necessary equipment to tackle any of the problems arising out in any condition. In recent years Audi has evolved around their build quality which makes it one of the best sellers in the segment.