Audi TT (2014-present)

The third-generation Audi TT maintains the good looks and strong image the car is famous for

Strengths & Weaknesses


Sleek styling
Enjoyable to drive
Economical diesel


High cash prices
Very cramped rear seats
No four-wheel-drive diesel
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Audi TT Coupe (2014-2018) 1.8t fsi sport 2dr

Finance price £285 per month

Cash price £20,000

Audi TT prices from £17,300   Finance from £285 per month

The Audi TT is a very popular two-door coupe that has rock-solid image, combined with decent performance and handling. This third generation model has been on sale since 2014, but has maintained a modern feel with digital dials behind the steering wheel and a dashboard media display. It's also available with some extremely frugal engines that offer suitably sporty performance alongside decent fuel economy.

Key rivals for the TT include the closely-related and now discontinued Volkswagen Scirocco as well as the BMW 2 Series and Porsche Cayman. Tough competition, but the Audi’s sleek looks, high-quality interior, long list of standard equipment and strong resale values all count in its favour.

The BMW and Porsche still have it beaten when it comes to sheer driving fun, but the gap isn’t as big as it has been with previous versions of the TT, which revolved more around style than an exciting drive. The Audi wins out for day-to-day usability, though. While it’s not ‘practical’ in the conventional sense of the word - with tiny rear seats - it’s a lot easier to live with (and cheaper to run) than many sports cars, thanks to its surprisingly large boot and rear seats that fold down for even more space. Fuel economy is also quite reasonable.

One of the most eye-catching aspects of this TT is its ‘virtual dashboard’. This takes the form of a large screen set behind the steering wheel, where you’d usually find an analogue speedometer and rev counter. It can show those conventional displays, but can also be reconfigured to show a sat-nav map and various other functions of the car’s media system.

Elsewhere, occupants enjoy the high-quality fit and finish that has become a trademark of Audi interiors and although there isn’t a great deal of space in the back seats, they’ll suit small children just fine and the TT is a comfortable companion on long motorway journeys.

The TT’s list price is broadly competitive with its rivals, although the higher-spec models look rather expensive. It’s one of the most affordable sports car to run, though, particularly with the extra-efficient TDI Ultra diesel engine, and this forms a major part of its appeal.

Last Updated 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 09:30

Key facts 

Three years/60,000 miles
Boot size: 
305 litres
Tax (min to max): 
£30 to £205

Best Audi TT for... 

Audi TT 2.0 TDI Ultra Sport
Diesel is the obvious choice if you want the most efficient TT. The 2.0-litre TDI ‘Ultra’ engine can return up to 62.8mpg and costs just £30 a year to tax (for most second-hand versions), but is still a strong enough performer to make this TT feel like a proper sports car.
Audi TT 2.0 TDI Ultra S line
The low running costs of the above-mentioned Ultra diesel engine mean it’s a good choice for family motorists, too, and while the TT isn’t really suitable for carrying older children with tight rear seats, if your family is still young you may just get away with it.
Audi TT RS Quattro
The TT RS packs a powerful and dramatic-sounding petrol engine and quattro four-wheel-drive for swift acceleration and stable handling on all types of road. It looks the part, too, with special alloy wheels and a bodykit to set it apart from lesser TTs.
Audi TT 2.0T FSI Quattro S Line S Tronic
The TT is a great car and no version is a genuinely bad choice, but the expensive-to-run 2.0-litre petrol engine with four-wheel drive in S line spec looks considerably poorer value for money than the entry-level diesel.


  • August 2014 Third-generation Audi TT goes on sale in UK

Understanding Audi TT car names 

  • TT
  • Engine
    S line 45 TFSI quattro S tronic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Trim
    S line
  • Gearbox
    S tronic
  • Engine
    Audi refers its petrol engines as 'TFSI' and diesels as 'TDI' with the engines' power represented by a two-digit number - 40 or 45 for most of the range. Older models still use figures to show the size of the engine instead - such as 1.8 or 2.0. S line, meanwhile, refers to the car's specification level - in this case S line is a sporty trim that sharpens the car's looks inside and out and provides a slightly more sporty drive. 'Quattro' on the other hand is the name for Audi's all-wheel drive system, optional on certain models. S tronic refers to the high-tech automatic gearbox available on many TT models. Range topping performance models, are referred to as TTS and TT RS for the super-fast, most expensive version. Diesel TT buyers, however, have just one option - the frugal 2.0 TDI Ultra.
  • Trim
    Audi offers just a few regular trim levels for the TT (Sport and S line with a plush Black Edition option above them) while the extra-sporty TTS and TT RS models sit at the top of the range.
  • Gearbox
    Six-speed manual or fast-shifting S tronic 'dual-clutch' automatic transmissions are available.

Audi TT Engines 

Petrol: 1.8 TFSI, 2.0 TFSI Diesel: 2.0 TDI

The basic Audi TT engine range is pretty straightforward, with 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrols, plus a single 2.0-litre diesel, to choose from. There’s also a more powerful version of the 2.0-litre petrol, which is exclusive to the high-performance, range-topping Audi TTS model.

Initially, it’s hard to look past the 2.0-litre ‘Ultra’ diesel, thanks to its strong performance and extremely wallet-friendly 62.8mpg fuel-economy figure. Road tax is only £30 a year with this engine, too, but you won’t feel like miser while driving it, as 0-62mph takes just a shade over seven seconds – quick enough to be called a proper sports car.

The cheapest engine in the range – the 1.8-litre petrol – is fractionally faster than the Ultra, but nowhere near as economical. If you only do short journeys and want to keep your TT’s list price down, it’s worth a look, but otherwise we’d recommend the diesel. Note that the 1.8-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel are both only available with a six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive.

Those in search of more power should consider the 2.0-litre petrol engine, which is a little less economical again, but considerably more powerful than the 1.8 petrol. It also introduces the option of Audi’s ‘S tronic’ six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and the company’s famous ‘quattro’ four-wheel-drive (which is only available with that gearbox). Both of those options reduce fuel economy a bit, though.

The range-topping TTS gets its own more powerful version of the 2.0-litre TFSI engine, dropping the 0-62mph time to a seriously quick 4.6 seconds. It’s four-wheel drive only, but unlike the standard 2.0-litre quattro setup, it does offer the choice of manual transmission, which keen drivers will no doubt appreciate.




0 - 62mph

top speed

1.8 TFSI






2.0 TFSI


42.8 - 46.3mpg


5.3 - 6.0s


2.0 TFSI


38.7 - 40.9mpg


4.6 - 4.9s


2.0 TDI






Audi TT Trims 

Sport, S line, TTS

Like the engine line-up, the range of trim levels – or versions – of the Audi TT is pretty simple, encompassing just three options.

It starts off with the Sport, which already wants for little, featuring as it does 18-inch alloy wheels, Audi’s ‘Drive Select’ system with different driving modes, the ‘virtual cockpit’ dashboard display, digital radio, Bluetooth, xenon headlights, LED running lights, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, air-conditioning, sports seats, leather upholstery and a split-folding rear seat for extra luggage capacity when needed.

S line models up the alloy-wheel size to 19 inches and offers the option of firmer, lower sports suspension (although this doesn’t work well on bumpy UK roads). Other kit here includes automatic LED headlights, an S line styling kit, aluminium trim inside, power-adjustable lumbar support, rain-sensing windscreen wipers.

Moving up to the top-of-the-range TTS gets you 19-inch alloys in a special TTS design, Audi’s ‘Magnetic Ride Control’ adjustable suspension, a nine-speaker stereo, the distinctive TTS bodykit, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, coloured interior trim, steel pedals, heated ‘Super Sports’ seats, additional leather trim and a ‘lane assist’ system for enhanced safety on the motorway.

Used Audi TT 

A desirable badge and stylish, premium image means the Audi TT holds on to its value quite well for what is a relatively expensive car. Savvy secondhand buyers can still find value, however: the older the TT gets, the narrower the price gap between higher and lower-spec models becomes.

For example, you might be able to find a well priced (and well equipped) one or two-year-old S line model that would have cost its original owner significantly more than the entry-level Sport when new, but the difference in value after one or two years isn’t as big.

Petrol TTs also lose value a bit faster than diesel-engined cars – although the eye-catching high-performance, top-of-the-range TTS model bucks that trend, as it’s highly sought-after by enthusiasts. At the time of writing, dealers on BuyaCar were offering roughly the same percentage discount on this model as the rest of the range, however.

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Best for performance

Audi TT 2.0T FSI Quattro TTS












Best for families

Audi TT 2.0 TDI Ultra S Line












Best for economy

Audi TT 2.0 TDI Ultra Sport












Audi TT Prices

Audi TT S Line

40 tfsi s line 2dr s tronic

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £27,409

You could save up to: £7411

40 tfsi s line 2dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 46.3mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £28,702

You could save up to: £7613

45 tfsi quattro s line 2dr s tronic [tech pack]

  • Doors 2
  • Fuel petrol
  • Economy 40.4mpg
  • Gears automatic

Starting at: £33,024

You could save up to: £8236