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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Audi TT

Audi TT 2012

Audi can be depended upon to bring the ultimate in refinement to the table, along with quality, style, and performance. The TT is no exception to this rule – with its aerodynamic almost Porsche-like look and 360 turbocharged horses under the cover; sports and luxury cars come together in one beautiful, fluid package. Flexibility, visual attractiveness, and capability were never so alluring.

Key Features

Quattro all-wheel drive is standard on all 2012 TT models, a rarity in the luxury sports car segment. The 10-way power seats, flat-bottom steering wheel, and optional convertible soft top all make this car the enjoyable driving machine it is.

Changes for 2012

There are no significant changes to the base TT model in the 2012 model year.

What We Like

The dual-clutch automatic gearbox allows easy, automatic shifting in traffic, but then allows active driver participation out on the open road. The rear seat folds down, allowing for expanded cargo space, and the AWD offers sporty fun coupled with safety in any climate. The hill-hold assist is also useful – this safety feature keeps the car from rolling backward on inclines when switching from the brake to the gas pedal.

What Concerns Us

The rear seat in the coupe is best suited to transporting cargo or children, as it is not roomy enough to be comfortable for adults. In order to get a USB port and iPod connectivity, you must add the MMI navigation system – such a basic amenity in a car at this price point should be a given. The TT offers a slightly less visceral experience than competitors like the Porsche Boxster.

Available Models

Under the hood of the 2012 Audi TT you’ll find a 2.0L turbocharged in-line 4-cylinder automated manual with 258 lb.-ft. of torque and 211 HP, with a fuel efficiency of 23/31 mpg. The TTS version sports a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder 6-speed automated manual with 258 lb.-ft. of torque, 265 HP, and 23/31 mpg. The TT RS coupe variant comes with a 2.5L turbocharged in-line 5-cylinder manual with 343 lb.-ft. of torque, 360 HP, and 18/25 mpg.

Major Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2012 Audi TT.

Common Issues

There are no reported complaints on this model, however there have been several service bulletins issued for things like the coolant level warning light coming on, limp mode activating due to coolant migration, and an extension of the fuel injector and intake manifold warranties.

Audi TT 2012 Interior

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