We’ve driven the 2-seat future…and it’s the 2016 Audi TT.

Sure, this all-new Roadster - now based on the MQB architecture of the Volkswagen Golf – gets styling updates, and a bump in horsepower to 220…

…but it’s the thorough re-imagining of the interior controls that had us buzzing. All duties are handled in the gauge cluster, there’s a 12.3 inch TFT screen displays traditional speed and RPM readouts alongside audio and phone settings, and expandable navigation with Google Earth. This layout is customizable, and easy to switch on the go. 

And the going is quite good, as the TT retains, and actually improves upon its great driving reputation. The backroads near our Maryland office proved to be the perfect playground, and we squeezed every last bit of summer fun out of the season before the leaves, and the temperatures, drop.

When that happens, it’s time to bring the heat! And the TT’s clever HVAC controls make that a breeze, as they’re integrated into the vents. This frees up room in the center stack, and keeps the interior sleek, clean, and refreshingly simple.

With Quattro all-wheel drive standard, the 2016 Audi TT starts around $44,000, with this Roadster starting around $47,000. Both are on sale now.


  • Price: Starts around $44,000 / Roadster starting around $47,000
  • Horsepower: 220