X

Photos: 2008 Audi TT Coupe

The Audi TT has an upscale look and is a blast on twisty roads. It might seem impractical and pricey compared to other sports cars in the $50,000 range, but it is one of the best toys we can think of.

Wayne_Cunningham.jpg
Wayne_Cunningham.jpg

Wayne Cunningham

See full bio
32367692-2-440-0.jpg
1 of 15 CNET Networks
We previously tested the Roadster version of the TT, but were quite happy to drive the Coupe as well. These cars are incredibly fun to drive, although a bit pricey.
32367692-2-440-FRONT.jpg
2 of 15 CNET Networks
The Coupe version has a lighter structure than the Roadster, due to greater use of aluminum, but the overall weight of the Coupe is 40 pounds heavier.
32367692-2-440-SS01.jpg
3 of 15 CNET Networks
Our TT had a 3.2-liter six cylinder engine, with 250 horsepower. It doesn't sound like a lot, but the car is fast. The TT can also be had with a turbocharged 2-liter four cylinder. The 3.2-liter version also comes with Quattro all-wheel-drive standard.
32367692-2-440-SIDE.jpg
4 of 15 CNET Networks
The 2008 model is a significant change over the 2007 model, and the roofline shows it. The car doesn't look quite as unique as the previous model.
32367692-2-440-SS02.jpg
5 of 15 CNET Networks
The hatchback has a more gradual slope on the new TT, making it look a little more conventional than the previous year's model
32367692-2-440-SS03.jpg
6 of 15 CNET Networks
There isn't much cargo room in the TT Coupe, although you can fold down the rear seats and gain some space.
32367692-2-440-INTERIOR.jpg
7 of 15 CNET Networks
The interior of the TT is luxuriously appointed, more so than most other sports cars.
32367692-2-440-DT2.jpg
8 of 15 CNET Networks
Rear seat leg room is almost non-existent, making the back seats mostly for emergency use.
32367692-2-440-SS04.jpg
9 of 15 CNET Networks
With its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, the TT holds the road extraordinarily well. Although the steering is a little light, it handles almost perfectly.
32367692-2-440-DT4.jpg
10 of 15 CNET Networks
The DSG, double-clutch transmission on our test car made driving and performance substantially better than it would have been with the six speed manual. The DSG makes lightning fast shifts through its six gears.
32367692-2-440-DT3.jpg
11 of 15 CNET Networks
Sirius satellite radio is available on the TT. We found its user interface fairly intuitive with the standard head unit.
32367692-2-440-SS05.jpg
12 of 15 CNET Networks
The car's six disc changer can read MP3 CDs, and display ID3 tag information.
32367692-2-440-SS06.jpg
13 of 15 CNET Networks
The stereo makes navigation MP3 CDs easy, and offers this mix function.
32367692-2-440-DT1.jpg
14 of 15 CNET Networks
Without navigation present, we weren't impressed by the iPod interface. It doesn't show track information.
32367692-2-440-SS07.jpg
15 of 15 CNET Networks
The iPod dock is well-engineered, letting you slide the iPod onto the connection without the need for cables.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

81 Photos
The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

46 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos
2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

More Galleries

2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

35 Photos
Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

More Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

14 Photos