KBB Editors' Overview
By Keith Buglewicz
- Updated Date: 3/13/2014
With an all-new version coming next year, the 2015 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster is the last chance to buy this generation of this sharp-looking 2-seater.
You'll Like This Car If...
With impeccable build quality and excellent driving dynamics, and the TT offers year-round driving excitement in an aggressive and luxurious package that's reasonably priced considering the luxury brand. Two 2.0-liter turbocharged engines are available: the TT with 211 horsepower, or the TTS and its 265 horsepower version. Either way, the TT is no slouch, and its quattro all-wheel-drive system helps grip the road in a way competitors like the BMW Z4, Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche Cayman can't match. The Roadster's soft top isn't as convenient as a retractable hardtop, but it weighs less, and takes up less space.
If your driving enthusiasm can't be contained to the summer months, then the 2015 Audi TT and its quattro all-wheel drive opens up your options to year-round fun. Throw in dynamic styling, and Audi's magical touch with interior design, and the TT's hard to beat.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The Audi TT doesn't have the sharp driving feel of the Porsche Boxster/Cayman twins, and the BMW Z4 and Mercedes-Benz SLK offer a more refined experience thanks to the added quiet of their hard-top convertible designs.
What's New for 2015
With an all-new Audi TT waiting in the wings, there are no major changes to the 2015 TT. Already well equipped, with standard all-wheel drive, this is no bad thing.
The 2015 Audi TT is an ideal driving companion when it's just you and a winding strip of coastal highway.
While the TT may lack the precise steering response of the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4, we think that all but the most hard-core of drivers will happy to trade a bit of steering precision for the way the TT holds in corners and its stable, smooth ride. No traditional manual transmission is available, but Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic left little to complain about. The TT Roadster is quiet with its top up, considering it's not a hardtop like its competitors, but there's no getting around the fact that it'd feel more secure and polished with a retractable hardtop. Regardless, the TT offers a great ride, great power and great fuel economy. It's a shame you can't comfortably fit two more people in it. Then again, maybe not.
S TRONIC DUAL-CLUTCH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? This transmission acts just like any smooth-shifting automatic in congested city traffic. But on the track, it's a swift-shifting, pedal-free manual gearbox.
POWER RETRACTABLE SOFT TOP
We get that retractable hardtop systems for convertibles are quieter and more secure. But they're also complicated and heavy, and the Audi TT Roadster's triple-layer soft top does a good job suppressing outside wind and road noise.
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