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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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3.9 out of 5

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Interior & comfort Rating

4.5 out of 5

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.

For the ultimate comfort, you should choose 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 inside of the TT Coupe 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.

The Virtual Cockpit screen is altered for the TTS, where it features a centrally positioned rev counter, which looks similar to the analogue set-up in its Porsche 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 can choose between Sport or S line cars. The Sport model has 18-inch alloy wheels, bright xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights, while the S line version sports bigger wheels, LED headlights, more aggressive bodywork and a gloss-black grille.

There’s also a Black Edition trim above S line, with 20-inch alloy wheels, black exterior trim, privacy glass and a fixed rear spoiler. But if performance is key, you'll need to step up to the range-topping Audi TTS, which has aluminium-finish door mirrors, different bumpers and sporty touches throughout, including an embossed, flat-bottomed steering wheel. It also gets 19-inch alloys, adaptive dampers and lane-keeping assistance.

Topping the range is the Vorsprung model which gets matrix anti-dazzle LED headlights, upgraded navigation, a Bang & Olufsen stereo system and large 20-inch Audi Sport five-spoke alloys wheels.

To celebrate a milestone in the TT's history, a TT 20 Years Edition was available in 2019 and was priced at around £9,000 more than the Sport trim. This includes a lavish specification including unique badges, LED headlights and OLED rear lights, Nappa leather in unique colour combinations, a Bang & Olufsen stereo, and Audi’s Technology Package.

Options

The optional Technology Package adds sat nav, music streaming and internet access. 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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