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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi TT - 7th report

Date: 28 September 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)

So, it turns out that the official mpg and CO2 figures for the Audi, which were originally supplied with the car when it arrived three months ago, weren't quite accurate.

When we first took ownership of the car, the paperwork provided with the delivery said the official fuel figure was 67.3mpg and the accompanying CO2 output was 110g/km. However, having suspected an admin error, we now know that those figures should have been 62.8mpg and 116g/km.

This is a bitter-sweet discovery. Bitter, because it means the benefit-in-kind tax band jumps from 20% to 21% and the monthly tax payments for a 40% earner rise by £11 to £226 per month, but sweet because it means I'm actually a lot closer to the official fuel figure than I thought.

While my overall average hasn't shifted much over my first 4000 miles and stands at a smidge under 50mpg, on any kind of motorway journey I'm now seeing figures just short of 60mpg, and on some occasions above the official figure.

This is the first time with any long-term test car I've seen figures that are that close to the official reading, for which Audi should be given high praise.

Audi has also stated I should expect the economy to improve as the odometer reading increases. So here's hoping that things get even better over the next three months of ownership.

Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI ultra

Mileage 4285
P11D price £32,305
Forecast/actual cost per mile 64.5p/65.2p
Our average consumption 49.9mpg
Official combined consumption 62.8mpg


  • Looks amazing
  • Seriously efficent
  • The number of options that you'd think would or should be standard