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Our Fleet Test Drive: Audi TT - first report

Date: 03 June 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)

Audi is one of the hottest properties in the business car arena and can currently do no wrong, with four-ringed fleet sales soaring from 23,000 to 80,000 units in the past 16 years.

That time frame is important because it's when the first TT came to market. While that was originally only available as a petrol, the addition of a diesel in 2008 propelled the car into the user-chooser market.

The latest iteration is more attractive than ever thanks to a low CO2 figure, residual values that make fleets take notice, and a host of new technology to keep the driver safe and connected on the move.
Fortunately, I'm the lucky BusinessCar driver tasked with testing the car's capabilities.

If you hadn't guessed already, we've opted for the lowest-CO2 model, the TT TDI Ultra, which comes in at 110g/km and qualifies for the 20% benefit-in-kind tax band. The TT is in S-line trim, which means it's pretty well specified, with 19-inch alloys, Bluetooth, digital radio and Audi's selectable driving modes as standard.

However, part of the car's time with BusinessCar will be used to test Audi's latest Connect system, which for £1795 hooks the car up to the internet and should allow information about traffic, weather, parking, news and destinations all to be sent to the TT from a computer or even a phone that's elsewhere.

And just in case you think that this must mean the TT would be afflicted by button overload, Audi's engineers and designers have put together a cabin that's incredibly simple and clutter-free, with the lack of a central dashboard screen that's become the staple of all modern premium (and many non-premium) cars the biggest absence. Instead, Audi has moved all the functions to the driver's binnacle, which is all digital.

It means that in the space between the (digital) speedo and (digital) rev counter, information such as satnav directions, trip computer and audio controls can be displayed.

Other options include leather sports seats (£1390) - a must for those with any sort of recurring back pain because they add adjustable lumbar support - LED lights (£945), metallic paint (£550), auto-dimming rear-view mirror with light and rain sensor package (£110), heated front seats (£325), active lane assist (£650), rear parking sensors (£430), cruise control (£295), uprated sound system (£270), uprated phone system (£325).

The TT is on the BusinessCar fleet for the next six months, giving us plenty of time to go into more detail about these options in future reports.

Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI ultra

Mileage 615
Claimed combined consumption 67.3mpg
Our average petrol consumption 57.9mpg
P11D price £32,305
Model price range £29,095-£41,630
CO2 (tax) 110g/km (20%)
BIK 20/40% per month £107/£215
Service interval 2 years/19,000mls
Insurance group 35E
Warranty 3yrs/unlimited mls
Boot space (min/max) 305/712 litres
Engine size/power 1968cc/184hp
Top speed/0-62mph   150mph/7.1secs


  • Looks amazing, great official fuel and CO2 figures
  • The number of options that you'd think would be standard