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2008 Audi TT Front
2008 Audi TT Rear
2008 Audi TT Interior
2009 Audi TT Front
Revamped for 2008, the Audi TT is a luxury tourer that’s closer to qualifying as a true sports car than its pre-2007 forerunners were. While Porsche’s Boxster and Cayman might ultimately be sportier, the TT’s more-civilized demeanor might be just the ticket for most casual motoring. Available all wheel is an added bonus, especially in wintry climates. Note that new-car prices rose quickly as equipment was added, but such options don’t necessarily add so much to the price of secondhand models
Introduction of the 2008 Audi TT marked the return of this sporty performance car. Following a hiatus in the 2007 model year, the TT was revived with fresh styling and new powertrains. As before, four-passenger hatchback Coupe and two-seat Roadster convertible models were available. Base Coupes and Roadsters had front-wheel drive and were called 2.0T models. They used a turbocharged 200-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Both body styles also were available as the all-wheel-drive 3.2 quattro, using a 250-horsepower 3.2-liter V6. A six-speed manual transmission was standard on 3.2s. Optional on those and standard on the 2.0T was a six-speed automatic transmission–actually an S tronic dual-clutch manual gearbox, which could function either as an automatic or be shifted manually
Standard safety equipment on all TTs included front side airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, and an antiskid system. Each 2008 Audi TT had standard leather upholstery and automatic climate control. An optional adjustable suspension system allowed drivers to alter suspension settings for comfort or high-performance driving. TT rivals included the BMW Z4 and 1-Series, Porsche Boxster and Cayman, and the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.
A new TTS coupe and convertible joined Audi’s lineup for 2009. Offered only with an automatic transmission, the TTS got a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 265 horsepower–15 more than the V6 and 65 more than the basic turbo four. TTS models had standard adjustable suspension and 18-inch wheels along with slightly sportier exterior styling and unique interior trim.
The 2010 Audi TT lineup got trimmed, with the elimination of front-wheel drive and V6-powered models.
The 2011 Audi TT lineup received slightly freshened exterior styling and more power for the base 2.0T model, which went from 200 horsepower to 211.
A high-performance RS model was added to the TT lineup for 2012. It was offered only in hatchback form and came with a 340-horsepower 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission.
The Audi TT was little changed for 2013.
The high-performance RS model was dropped for 2014.