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Audi TT coupe - Interior & comfort

If you avoid the S line suspension, the Audi TT strikes a fine balance between comfort and driving fun

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If you’re buying the S line model, we recommend avoiding its standard sporty suspension and selecting the regular Audi TT suspension as a no-cost option instead. This suits the car much better and makes it much easier to live with on a day-to-day basis – especially on poor-quality UK roads.

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For the ultimate comfort, it's worth adding Audi's brilliant Magnetic Ride suspension, which smooths things out even more. If you can afford it, this is an option box that's well worth ticking. The TTS model has this as standard and it does a good job of being both comfortable and precise when needed.

The TT's seats are nicely sculpted and very comfortable. The driver’s seat and steering wheel offer plenty of adjustment to make finding the perfect driving position easy, too.

Road, wind and tyre noise are well suppressed, making the new TT a great long distance cruiser. The balance it creates between sports car fun and saloon car comfort is impressive – this is a feat that very few coupes manage.

Audi TT dashboard

The interior is simple yet elegant, with excellent build quality. All models of TT come with Audi's Virtual Cockpit system as standard. This replaces the car's conventional dashboard dials with a 12.3-inch high-resolution colour display. It houses crystal-clear stereo, trip computer and telephone controls as well.

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The Virtual Cockpit screen is altered for the TTS, where it can display a centrally positioned rev counter, which looks similar to the analogue set-up in its Porsche 718 Cayman rival.

Of course, you can switch this to show a prominent speedometer using either the central swivel dial or steering-wheel-mounted buttons. This clear and easy-to-use screen makes the Audi's cabin feel like nothing else in the coupe class. For an extra £1,500 or so it can be supplemented with Audi’s Technology Package, which features sat-nav, an upgraded stereo and access to online services for 36 months.
 

Equipment

All models come with DAB digital radio, leather seats, climate control as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Unlike elsewhere in the Audi range, there's no Audi TT SE model – customers could previously choose between Sport, Sport Edition or S line cars, but in 2023 this was changed to just S line, Black Edition or Final Edition. The Sport model was fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, bright xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights, while the Sport Edition version came with 19-inch wheels and black exterior trim for a more aggressive look. S line versions feature a different, five-spoke design of 19-inch alloy wheel, LED headlights and dynamic rear indicators, more aggressive bodywork and a set of sports seats in black Alcantara and leather.

Black Edition adds to this with 20-inch alloy wheels, black exterior trim, privacy glass and a fixed rear spoiler. The Final Edition trim takes things even further, with Alcantara interior trim, Tango Red accents and gloss black exterior add-ons, along with a unique wheel design and the inclusion of Audi’s Technology Pack.

But if performance is key, you'll need to step up to the range-topping Audi TTS, which has different bumpers and sporty touches throughout, including an embossed, flat-bottomed steering wheel. It also gets 20-inch alloys in Black Edition trim and a fixed rear spoiler, while Final Edition adds the Comfort and Sound pack along with red styling elements.

Options

The optional Technology Package adds 3D navigation to the Virtual Cockpit display, music streaming and internet access. Other features include online map updates with traffic updates, voice recognition and a 10Gb hard drive for storing music. The Comfort and Sound Package adds automatic climate control with digital temperature displays on the air vents. You can also add a rear-view camera, which isn't a bad idea given the TT's limited rear visibility.

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Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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