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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi TT - 11th report

Date: 27 November 2015   |   Author: Tristan Young

Equipment: Powered and heated door mirrors, 19in alloys, manual aircon, 4 airbags, Bluetooth, digital radio,trip computer
Options: Audi Connect (£1795), fine leather sport seats (£1390), matrix LED headlights (£945), active lane assist (£650), metallic paint (£550), rear parking sensors (£430), heated front seats (£325), uprated phone system (£325), cruise control (£295), uprated sound system (£270), auto-dimming rear-view mirror with light and rain sensor package (£110)

One of the few small switches on the minimalist Audi TT dashboard is labelled 'drive select' and gives the driver access to different driving modes such as 'comfort', 'auto' and 'dynamic'.

In fact, the full list also includes 'efficiency' and 'individual', which are the two modes I use most.
The settings vary the throttle response, steering weight and engine noise in the 2.0 TDI Ultra version of the TT, although in other versions fitted with clever suspension, this can also be one of the changeable criteria.

Early on in the TT's life on the BusinessCar fleet I tried all the modes and quickly discovered that efficiency, comfort and auto all seemed to be very similar in terms of driver experience. As a result, of these, I stick with efficiency in the hope that it really does boost economy.

And on balance it does seem to deliver a slight uplift to the mpg figure, but then in that mode, I'm also driving at my eco best. On the flip side, when in dynamic or individual mode I'm driving less efficiently.

The dynamic mode makes the vehicle feel noticeably more eager and responsive; however, the piped-in louder engine noise is less welcome. Thankfully, the individual mode can be used to replicate the dynamic settings, but reduce the noise. And that's why the individual mode becomes the second-most used selection.

However, I have to admit that for 90% of the time I use efficiency and for only 10% of the time do I drive in individual.

Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI Ultra

Mileage 7115
P11D price £32,305
Forecast/actual cost per mile 65.7p/66.2p
Our average consumption 50.1mpg
Official combined consumption 62.8mpg


  • Looks amazing
  • Seriously efficient
  • Confusing Connected system