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The 2015 Audi TT is quick, fun, and stylish -- but it skips full sports-car credentials in favor of a little more practicality. Read more »
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Pricing and Specifications by Style
$40,350 $43,350
MSRP $40,350
INVOICE $37,525
2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T
Gas Mileage 22 mpg City/31 mpg Hwy
Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L
EPA Class Subcompact Cars
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 4
Passenger Doors 2
Body Style 2dr Car
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The Basics:

The 2015 Audi TT looks, in profile, like it could be a full-fledged sports car. And for a lot of people who want a more flamboyant car but actually need something a little more practical and efficient, there rests the TT's appeal.  

While we're waiting for an all-new 2016 Audi TT to arrive, with its lightweight structure and dramatically redesigned interior, the 2015 TT soldiers on for one more year. But it's absolutely not a lame duck; the current TT remains a unique, stylish, and fun-to-drive entry in the compact sports luxury class

Meanwhile, to sweeten the deal even further, Audi is this year adding the TTS Competition Package, In celebration of the production of its 500,000th TT sports car, this special edition gets unique Imola Yellow or Nimbus Gray paint schemes, five-spoke wheels, and a fixed rear spoiler, while inside it has leather trim with accent stitching that matches the exterior hue. 

With the top Audi TT RS -- the car that truly brought the performance to a level that matched this model's exterior -- already two years on, the rest of the TT and TTS models continue with their familiar and fun balance of charming looks and sporty performance, matched with surprisingly good efficiency and maneuverability. 

With the base 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine, making 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, the TT is quicker than you might think -- thanks in part to the standard dual-clutch transmission that ratchets through the gears, and to the quattro all-wheel drive, which supplies great traction. As such, the TT can dash to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

Step up to the Audi TTS, and you get a higher-output version of this engine making 265 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It bumps the 60-mph time down to 4.9 seconds, but overall responsiveness feels dialed up more significantly than those numbers indicate.

TTS versions get an upgraded Haldex version of the quattro AWD system that can more quickly send power to the rear wheels to help keep the car balanced in high-performance driving. And in both versions, you get nimble and eager handling responses, with a low center of mass aiding cornering stability. 

The TT and TTS also offer fairly green sporty driving: all versions rate 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined according to the EPA.

You can choose between either the Coupe or Roadster models whether you're interested in the TT or the TTS, and there's really not much of a difference in performance. With Roadsters, which are just a bit heavier, you get a snug, well-packaged soft top. Keep in mind that the TT is nominally a two-plus-two, but effectively a two-seater with a package shelf behind the front seats. Front-seat occupants (even taller folks) are going to be very comfortable. The cabin is well-built and handsome, but it simply doesn't show the degree of style, fit and finish, and level of detail that you'll find in most other Audi models.

Standard features on the TT have been upped the past couple of model years, although this remains a model where it's very easy to push the price upward. TT models include front heated seats for the first time, as well as a 12-speaker Bose stereo, and TTS models include adaptive headlamps. New options for 2015 include an exterior carbon package and a Navigation package that adds a nav system, MMI controller and parking sensors.

Likes:

  • Flexible, punchy engines
  • Balanced handling
  • Confident all-wheel-drive traction
  • Weekend getaway approved
  • Well-insulated soft top (Roadster)

Dislikes:

  • Cabin design looking dated
  • Numb steering
  • Pricey once you start adding options
  • With TT RS gone, lacks sports-car cred
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