Review of used Audi TT Coupe
It’s hard to believe it has been 10 years since Audi revealed its TT Coupe as a concept. It is still a striking design.
The pointless lines of the Audi TT Coupe may have been carved out of granite. Sharp and clean, they are a break from common soft edges and circles.
The TT Coupe’s body is made entirely of galvanized steel, although the aluminum doors, bonnet and boot lid have helped reduce the weight of 2 + 2 coupes to 1220kg. At first, the TT Coupe was only available in front-wheel drive, joined a few months after its launch in 1999 by a four-wheel drive Quattro.
Audi has used its considerable experience in turbocharging to greatly influence the TT Coupe’s engine. The base engine is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharger unit with five valves per cylinder, developing 132kW and 235Nm over a wide range between 1950 and 5000 revs.
The more powerful version has a booster piston, connecting large rods and bearings to withstand the extra inductive pressure of the larger turbocharger needed to increase power to 165kW and 280Nm, flowing from 2200 to 5500 rpm. turned.
The performance of both is fast, the front-wheel drive TT can accelerate from 0 to 100km / h in 7.4 seconds, while its Quattro brother needs less than a second for the same sprint. Maximum speed is more than 220km / h. A five-speed gearbox linked to a 132kW engine; The more powerful 165kW motor is powered by a six-speed unit.
Inside, TT Coupe is equipped with air conditioning, electric windows and mirrors, six-compartment CD, leather upholstery and remote central locking.
IN THE STORE
The earliest Coupes are approaching the time of the cam belt change, so checking service records to confirm belt service has been carried out on vehicles that have done more than 100,000km. important.
Regular service is important on any engine, but even more so today with tight tolerances the manufacturer uses. The missing oil change can result in oil galleries clogged when mud accumulates. For long enough, it can cause great internal damage when the oil can no longer reach where it is meant to be. A service record can be guaranteed that the correct service has been performed, but it is worth looking inside the oil cover for mud testing.
Make sure the clutch is smooth when you press and release the pedal, and the gearbox moves smoothly. When driving, listen attentively to any cries or noise during a collision or turn, and investigate for any noise.
With its handling of sports cars, the TT Coupe is well equipped to avoid collisions, especially the Quattro, with the all-wheel drive system. It has significant protection of dual front airbags and front airbags.
VIEW OF THE INVESTOR
Monty Stephens’s TT Coupe made 60,000km. During the warranty period, a headlamp was blown twice, the battery died after six months and the entire $ 2000 kit was dead on the day before the warranty expired. Since then, the driver’s power window has failed ($ 600 to fix it). He gets 9-10 liters / 100km around town and an average of 7.5 liters / 100km on one trip.
15/20 TT Coupe is a fashion statement on wheels. It is looking good, has good performance and good handling.