Overall, the TT is more about style and technology than outright performance.
The TT coupe and convertible use a 228-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; the TTS features a 288-hp version.
The six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission swaps gears quickly, but some vibration is noticeable at very low speeds.
The car feels nimble and entertaining, and dives into corners with enthusiasm and a dash of steering feedback.
The ride is quite firm but not punishing, and noise is kept at bay.
Inside the snug interior is Audi's digital instrument panel, which incorporates all gauges and displays, and eliminates the center-dash screen.
HVAC and seat-heating controls are incorporated into dash vents.
A 2.5-liter turbo five-cylinder RS performance version is also available.
The TT lacks most advanced safety systems, a disappointment for a car in this price range.