Audi Roadster TT

Audi has expanded the TT range with a new model at each end; the TT RS is a 340PS out-and-out performance car, but it’s the 1.8T at the start of the range that’s of more interest to fleets.

Only available in convertible form, the 1.8T petrol gives fleets an alternative to the 2.0-litre diesel, coming in one tax band above the TDI at 19% thank to emissions of 159g/km, under the capital allowance tipping point of 160.

At 160PS the 1.8T powered car is still powerful enough to feel sporty and the driving experience is fun. The 0-62mph time comes in at a respectable 7.4seconds and the official fuel figure isn’t too bad at 34.0mpg. The engine is particularly smooth all the way up the rev range. It’s this point that will appeal to the small number of drivers who still resist switching to diesel.

As with the rest of the TT convertible range the roof folds quickly and simply and boot space, unaffected by the roof up or down, is still a reasonable 250 litres.The front-drive car may not be quite as entertaining on twisty roads to the Mazda MX-5, but there’s more room inside yet you feel more cocooned in the TT which comes in at 53.9ppm, according to KwikCarCost figures, thanks to excellent residual value figures

Audi TT

Audi TT – What the Auto Press Says

The 2010 Audi TT ranks 9 out of 9 Luxury Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 44 published reviews and test drives of the Audi TT, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

The 2010 Audi TT is attractive, luxurious and sporty. However, many of its rivals provide greater sports performance. “For those interested in a little sport coupe or convertible that offers luxury, style and all-weather traction, the 2010 Audi TT won’t disappoint.” “However, those in search of a true sports car should probably look elsewhere.”

Compared to other luxury sports cars, the 2010 Audi TT is no back-road burner. It is, however, an enticing choice. In addition to its unique, attention-grabbing exterior design, the 2010 Audi TT features a lavish interior cabin and standard all-wheel drive system. It may not hold its own in street races, but the 2010 Audi TT’s balanced handling dynamics make it comfortable to drive on a daily basis. “Audi TT is a luxury tourer that’s closer to being a true sports car than the previous generation was, especially in TTS trim,” writes Consumer Guide. “While Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman might ultimately be sportier, the TT’s more civilized demeanor might be just the thing for more casual motoring.”

Other Sports Cars to Consider

While the 2010 Audi TT is an attractive package, shoppers in the market for more punch are better served looking elsewhere. The 2010 Porsche Boxster and Cayman, for example, offer more horsepower and sportier handling dynamics. And though many car shoppers will write them off as being too expensive, their starting price is actually close to that of the 2010 Audi TTS.

Shoppers more impressed with sporty looks than real sports performance should check out the 2010 Infiniti G37 coupe and convertible. All-wheel drive is available on the G37, but not standard or on the convertible. However, the drop-top G37 does feature an automatic retractable hard-top. The 2010 Audi TT convertible, on the other hand, does not.

Details: 2010 Audi TT

Though the TT carries into the 2010 model year mostly unchanged, the 3.2 models have been discontinued. The 2010 TT is available in two trims, the base 2.0  and TTS. Shoppers can opt for either coupe or convertible body styles. Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard.


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