The Audi TT 1.8 TFSI is an entry level car but nevertheless a spectacular one at that. The car is great value for money, with many struggling to find a car that offers as much style, class and fun for a similar price.
The new Audi TT TFSI will cost £21,000, which is £3,070 cheaper than the Audi TT 2.0 litre TFSI, which comes with a price-tag of £24,070.
Is this really an entry level car?
As mentioned it the car is an entry level coupe. Many would suspect the car as being an upgraded version further down the range. There are no LED daytime running headlights or 18 inch sport alloys but nevertheless the car still looks more expensive than it actually is.
It certainly doesn’t look like an entry-level coupe. This is the basic Sport model, but it still has all the style of far more expensive versions. The only giveaways are the smaller 17-inch alloy wheels, plus the fact there are no LED daytime running lights.
Despite the alloys being that bit smaller, the high profile tyres help to increase the car’s performance. The drive is still just as comfortable and the handling is not compromised at all.
Lower weighted engine
The engine weighs less and is of a smaller size too. This allows the vehicle to remain firm and balanced when taking corners with speed. The steering is wonderfully weighted making the driving more enjoyable.
No Quattro technology available
There will be no Quattro four wheel drive available with the car unfortunately. The Audi TT TFSI will come available in just front wheel drive. During normal road conditions, the Quattro four wheel drive would not be much use anyway.
No S Tronic gearbox
There is also no S tronic dual clutch gearbox transmission to choose from either, which will come as a disappointment to some. However the six speed manual version more than makes up for it. The manual transmission suits the car perfectly.
The engine under bonnet is the same as that that is available within the Audi TT Roadster. It is smooth when required and can take heavy revs at the same time. The engine allows the car to reach 0 – 62 MPH in just 7.2 seconds. The car’s maximum torque is 250 NM which is reached in between 1,500 RPM and 4,500 RPM.
Brilliant economical benefits
Surprisingly the economical factors of the Audi TT 1.8 TFSI make for very beneficial. The car is able to achieve 44.1 MPG and emit 149g/km of C02.