A comfortable, precise drive you can feel in your wheel
There are plenty of options when it comes to the Audi TT specifications, but all of them give a comfortable drive. Although firm, the standard suspension is generally comfy and the alternative sports set-up makes for a smooth ride.
You might feel a few more bumps in the road if you go for big wheels, so if you’re looking for a more comfortable ride they might be worth avoiding. Having said that, the temptation of 20-inch alloys and that sporty style could be irresistible.
In what Audi entitles its ‘Magnetic Ride’, the TTS is kitted out with adaptive dampers. Also on offer as an additional option on the less expensive models in the line-up, this feature allows you to soften or stiffen up your suspension to suit the drive you’re on. While not absolutely essential, it’s handy to have and works really well.
The Audi TT handles very neatly. It feels light and pinpoint accurate in the steering, and as soon as you take your turning you’ll feel exactly what your wheels are up to. It grips well too, with superior traction and no noticeable lean whatsoever on a corner. This is even truer on the Audi TT version with the sports suspension included.
The sturdy four-wheel-drive versions of the Audi TT perform really well in poor weather, but the 241 bhp 2.0-litre front-wheel-drive sometimes means it struggles to gain power to work on the road, especially when negotiating corners.
The Audi TT for the most part is a quiet cruise for a sports coupe. There’s always going to be a little road and wind noise in a car of this kind, but it definitely beats many of its rivals for noise reduction.
The automatic gearbox available for the Audi TT is generally very smooth, but can be a little notchy at times. The manual alternative has six speeds and doesn’t respond quickly like you’d expect from a sports car, but it does feel extremely light and very precise