The 2009 Audi TT Coupe is both attractive and packed with features. With an aerodynamic, elegant exterior and a wealth of technological advancements, the TT Coupe stands heads above the rest. Seating for up to four passengers gives the 2009 TT significantly more space than most of the comparables, and a choice of two generous engines gives buyers the opportunity to purchase a TT that meets their unique driving needs. While the luxury additions make the Audi TT well worth the money, some might still find the sticker price a bit too much.
Under the hood, the 2009 TT can be equipped with either a 200 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L I4 or a 250 horsepower 3.2L DOHC V6. The power is impressive, and the fuel economy is even better. The I4 engine can reach 23 city MPG and 31 highway MPG, while the V6 gets around 18 city MPG and 24 highway MPG. The six-speed automatic transmission is Audi’s signature S tronic edition which smooth, rapid shifting. Though this transmission is an automatic, the S tronic gives it the feel of a manual for a sportier ride. Premium MacPherson suspension, Servotronic power steering, and a dual circuit brake system add an extra touch of quality not seen in most other coupes.
Inside, consumers will be pleased with the number of amenities. Alcantara seating inserts, made of a material that feels like suede but is much more durable, are standard on all three trim levels. Automatic climate control, brushed aluminum trim, and power windows and locks are included on all trims also. The standard Audi sound system rivals added packages on most other models. Nine high-end speakers, a five-channel amplifier, and 140 watts of power make for a superior audio experience in the 2009 TT Coupe. The higher trims feature Bluetooth connectivity, a premium Bose sound system, and a HomeLink universal garage door opener. This unique opener also can be synced with the owner’s lighting and security systems in his or her home.
Several packages are available to be added to the Audi TT like the Enhanced Interior Package and the S Line Sports Package. Buyers can expect leather seating and accents with the interior package, and the sports package adds 19-inch wheels and S line black leather seating.
Safety is a focus in the new TT Coupe as well. An Electronic Stability Program keeps the model on its intended course in inclement weather or other adverse conditions. The Audi TT is also made with an exceptionally rigid body shell which will better protect passengers in the event of a collision.
Overall, the 2009 Audi TT Coupe is an eye-catching model that is both powerful and fuel efficient – a hard combination to find. Nevertheless, the intro price of $35,200 could be enough to turn off some buyers. Those looking for a sporty car that doesn’t lack any enhanced safety features will find that the 2009 TT is a good pick. However, an individual that is in search of super horsepower, as is found in the BMW M, might want to look elsewhere.