2009 Audi TT S-line Review

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2009 Audi TT S-line

In this automotive day and age, is an overabundance of sporty coupes to any driver#8217;s appetite. Is a requirement to something fun, but budget-conscience? the Mazda RX-8 or the Hyundai Need something a bit more

Try a Chevrolet Corvette. If luxury is an part of the equation, BMW and Infiniti can with their gorgeous and G37 coupes.

So where does TT coupe fit into this Where does it fall on the spectrum? Does it even to be called #8220;sporty#8221;?

That#8217;s to be a tough question to answer.

The TT was a smash hit when it arrived Europe eleven years It offered the best interior promises of high-performance fun. It on the former, but not the latter, with its wheelbase delivering a harsh numb steering and dangerous stability issues.

This generation, which made its in 2006, promises to fix the complaints making it much more fun to

When this Aruba TT S-Line arrived at my door, my instantly began salivating. The takes the already good-looking Audi and gives the two-door a … and opulent appearance.

The TT lower to the ground and overall has been expanded by 5.4 inches with an extra 1.6 inches in the It#8217;s a noticeable increase with the car looking more and polished without being of a clown car.

The sheetmetal is new. The car incorporates the Audi smaller yet angular HID headlamps, and a chiseled front bumper. the side, the TT keeps the subtle flares and body-length character from the older car, but a nice body crease towards the bottom. The rear end much more gracefully the roof down into the bumper.

It even houses an spoiler.

The new TT is a very handsome car, but of as a bit sedate compared to the new Audi A4 and the Audi S5. With the optional package, which includes an front bumper and … wheels wrapped in high-performance the excitement is amped up. However, looking at a lesser model it looks almost too soft for

Inside, it is all Audi. Premium are found throughout the inside of the TT, the excellent and tight-fitting dash to the S-line#8217;s sumptuous black leather used for the terrific seats, center console and skins. There is so much inside this car.

I the square-bottomed, thick-rimmed steering the stylish touches to the air vents and controls for the ventilation were and the two big dials informing me of my speed and revs were right in my eye

Occupants sit feel like are sitting low in the car do to the high door and small windshield, but it is by no means inside. While headroom is a bit there is plenty of room up for any size person. With the dashboard, most controls to hand, which is vital in a car emphasizes control.

Just do not expect anyone than a small child to being in the upright rear for more than five Thankfully the seatbacks fold to expand the already impressive cu. feet.

There are plenty of as well in this fully-loaded for today#8217;s techno-wizards. From Multimedia In system controlling from the navigation to Bluetooth phone and 13-speaker Bose system with Sirius Radio, it is the mobile command My favorites, though, had nothing to do the MMI.

They were Magnetic Ride suspension and the rear spoiler.

In normal the TT is a capable daily driver. The is a bit on the firm side, but does a job of absorbing all major bumps little fanfare. Power is very good coming a 2.0-liter, directed-injection and turbocharged cylinder.

Sending 200 horses through quattro all-wheel-drive leaves no of tires. Just a good old surge of passing power the turbo spools, and it will hard all the way to 6,000 rpms it gives up and waits for the transmission to

Speaking of transmissions, the TT comes the company#8217;s quick-shifting S-tronic dual-clutch automanual transmission. it in D and shifts will come quick. Shift into to allow the car to hold gear in the or place it in Manual mode for tugs on the steering wheel paddles.

Either choice certainly be satisfactory, unless you are in traffic in D, in which case too aggressive with the throttle confuse the transmission and make the jerky enough to have of learning to drive a real transmission.

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Handling is another as well. As in the S5 tested last with the press of the button, little Audi goes a cruiser to a crusher. The suspension firms up and the steering becomes

You will notice a difference in roll (what little in normal mode is non-existent) and is almost go-kart quick.

The TT a level of grip that Glue is envious of. Drive the car into a corner and the combination of tires and the quattro system not falter. In a tight right-hander, a line, floor the gas in second and in the super stiff chassis, the strut front and four-link rear suspension, and proven system working in harmony to the car and its driver firmly planted on the

Even with the nose 60/40 weight balance hold the car back.

While the is aplenty and the engine is torquey, is no real link between the car and the While the enhanced steering and changes were appreciated and helpful, there was a disconcerting between everything, almost as if the car is of a great computer game. It may be a experience, but the game is being in someone#8217;s living room and not on the

The spoiler, while fun to entertain drivers at redlights, didn#8217;t make a difference in handling. I just wasn#8217;t going enough.

The Audi TT is an enjoyable It looks good, the build is excellent, and it is a good tourer. But a coupe? Not really.

Base $37,300

As Tested: $48,750

Front-engine, all-wheel drive passenger compact coupe.

DOHC, direct-injected, 2.0-liter cylinder with six-speed automanual

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