ABS and side air bags standard. ESC standard from 2001.
The TT is still not as agile or sporty as the Mazda RX-8 or Porsche Boxster, but it is enjoyable to drive. The car displays responsive but not overtly sporty handling. The ride isn't as punishing as before. The coupe has two small rear seats while the convertible seats just two. Power comes from a punchy 2.0-liter four-cylinder also used in other Audis and Volkswagens. The 3.2-liter V6 is discontinued. The excellent S-tronic, a manual transmission that shifts automatically, works well. A high-performance TTS model is also available.