It’s no coincidence that the redesigned Audi TT was the first production model to sport the German automaker’s new design language; the TT means a lot to the brand. That’s why Audi drew inspiration for the redesign from its original, and highly praised first-generation.
Audi calls the 2016 TT a “modern take on the bold original,” and much like the all-new R8, some will love it or hate the design direction, and that’s OK. That said, now that Audi has released pricing information for the model range, it’s hard to hate what you can get for the money, if you can stay away from the options.
The entry level TT coupe starts at $42,900 and is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder developing 220 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. That power gets to all four wheels via a six-speed S-tronic automatic transmission. 0 to 60 mph takes 5.3 seconds and all models are electronically limited to 155 mph top speed.
Next up is the TT Roadster, which starts at $46,400 and receives the same hardware as the Coupe, including Audi’s Drive Select system which let’s users tune the steering, throttle response, and suspension dampening to suit their tastes.
Finally, the TT S kicks things up a notch in price and performance, checking in at $51,900 for a 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque TFSI four-cylinder. That setup is good for a 0 to 60 mph run of 4.6 seconds. They aren’t supercar figures, but the TT S shouldn’t have trouble keeping up with all but the quickest vehicles on the road.
Regardless of which flavor of TT you choose, each gets a generous list of standard features, including a full-LED instrument gauge, automatic climate control (which shows temperature readouts on the actual vents), Audi’s MMI touch infotainment system with Bluetooth music and calling, heated, 12-way power adjustable sport seats (which are more tightly bolstered in the TT S), leather interior, LED interior lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels on the TT and Roadster/19-inch wheels on the TT S, parking sensors, and LED headlights and taillights.
Those creature comforts could be enough to satisfy most consumers, but Audi is counting on buyers to option up their cars to ridiculous prices. Here’s how to do just that.
- Audi MMI Navigation System Plus
- Auto-dimming, power-folding exterior mirrors, heated
- Audi Connect, with online services
- Parking system plus
- Rear-view camera
- Audi side assist
Audi Design Selection Package (available on the TT Coupe and Roadster):
- Murillo brown fine Nappa leather
- Slate gray interior elements
- Extended leather package in stone gray
- Aluminum drift decorative inlays
- S Sport seats with contrast diamond stitching in steel gray
Launch Edition Package (TT S only):
- Mythos black metallic exterior
- Express red fine Nappa leather interior
- 19-inch five-arm forged wheels
- Bang & Olufsen sound system
- Piano black inlays
- Red brake calipers
- Extended leather package
- Technology package
Pricing for each package has yet to be revealed, but unless you crave that “extended leather,” I’d recommend sticking with the standard features of a stylish, sporty, and fair-priced ride.