Audi TT Roadster 45 TFSI S line quattro 2019 UK review

Audi TT Roadster 2019 UK first drive review - hero front

Twenty years on, Audi’s seminal convertible is still undeniably well rounded – and still not as thrilling as some rivals

The soft-top version of Audi’s ever-popular sports coupé, which has been given the mildest of design tweaks for 2019 along with some equipment upgrades and a massively simplified engine line-up.With diesel options now deleted from the range, and the old 1.8-litre petrol having been retired, the TT now has a single 2.0-litre four-pot in three states of tune: the 192bhp 40 TFSI, the 242bhp 45 TFSI driven here and the 302bhp TTS.You can still get a TT with a manual gearbox, but only in front-wheel-drive form. Our test car had quattro all-wheel drive and Audi’s new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Suspension stays the same as before, with MacPherson struts at the front and a four-link arrangement at the rear.An electrically folding fabric roof and a lack of rear seats are all that separate the Roadster from the Coupé, so it gets the same honeycomb-effect front grille and chunkier air intakes to keep its front end looking sharp. A full-length front splitter and redesigned rear diffuser are now standard on S line models, too.The Roadster tips the scales at 1455kg, some 90kg more than the Coupé. That results in a slightly less brisk 5.5sec sprint to 62mph compared with the hard-top’s 5.2sec, but what you give up in weight is made up for by having infinite head room just a button press away.

Source: Autocar Online

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