The TT’s interior looks absolutely fantastic and comes with bundles of neat features. The cramped back seats are, however, almost completely useless
The Audi TT’s cabin is absolutely fantastic. It not only looks smart but everything feels well-built and comes trimmed in a wide range of soft materials – only the glovebox lid feels slightly scratchy.
A big part of the wow factor is the standard-fit slick digital display behind the steering wheel instead of a large infotainment screen on the dashboard. This Virtual Cockpit system replaces analogue dials with a customisable high-resolution display that feels more like something you’d find in a jet fighter than in a small sports car. You’ll wonder how you managed without it.
Another nice touch are the three central air vents with built-in digital screens showing the temperature. These metal turbine-like items look great but they’ll set you back a fairly eye-watering £495.
Both manual and automatic gearbox models come with a tall, sporty gear lever and, in S line guise, a small, flat-bottomed steering wheel with heavily sculpted leather grips. All TTs have aluminium interior trims and a set of supportive racy-looking bucket seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara as standard.
You don’t buy an Audi TT for its practicality, you buy it for its style. It’s a stunning looking thing, inside and out
The TT comes as standard with Audi’s excellent Virtual Cockpit display. This feature ditches conventional analogue dials and gauges in favour of a 12.3-inch digital display behind the steering wheel.
You can switch between customisable satellite navigation, instrument and media screens using buttons on the steering wheel or a rotary dial in the centre console. The menus are easy to navigate and the system responds rapidly to your inputs, whichever buttons you use.
DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity are standard on all models but satellite navigation is only available as part of the £1,495 Technology pack, which seems a bit mean of Audi. All TTs come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, however, so you can mirror your phone’s sat-nav app through the in-built screen instead.
The standard stereo system sounds pretty good but you can upgrade to a fantastic Bang & Olufsen system (standard on Black Edition models) as part of the Comfort and Sound pack. It’ll set you back a hefty £1,295 on Sport and S line models, however, so it’s only worth picking if you’re serious about sound quality.