Why you should lease an Audi TT for £219pm: CAR+ March 2016

Published: 17 February 2016

► Lease a Audi TT coupe 1.8 TFSI from £219pm
► Part of CAR's guide to 2016's top leasing deals
► Eager 1.8-litre four-pot is good for sub-7sec 0-62mph 

Always a style icon, now a satisfying steer – the TT has finally come of age. And while it might not get under your skin in the manner of some more focused sports cars, not only is the high-tech interior a finely executed paragon of modern minimalist automotive design, super healthy residual values mean you can find some excellent leasing deals.

Punchy though the 181bhp diesel is, we still prefer the TFSI turbo petrols, and given the Mk3’s MQB platform these too can be economical if you’re saintly. The regular 2.0’s 227bhp means 0-62mph in 6.0sec or less (5.3 with Quattro), while the 306bhp TTS can do it in 4.6. But there’s no shame in the sweetly eager 1.8 if value’s your priority. S line spec available with standard suspension if you want the look but not the backache; entry Sport still packs 18s, DAB and the fancy Audi Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster.

One we found

Type of lease: Third party PCH
Deposit: £1316.59
Monthly fee: £219.43
Terms: 48 months /10,000 miles per year
Optional final payment: n/a

The specs: Audi TT 1.8 TFSI

Price: £27,150
Engine: 1798cc turbo 4-cyl, 178bhp @ 5100rpm, 184lb ft @ 1250rpm
Performance: 6.9sec 0-62mph, 149mph, 47.1mpg, 138g/km CO2

More from CAR’s top leasing deals of 2016:

From £423pm: Jaguar F-Pace

From £499pm: Volvo XC90

From £293pm: Mazda MX-5 1.5 Sport

From £349pm: Mercedes C250D Estate AMG Line

From £326pm: Jaguar XE 2.0D 180 R-Sport auto

From £289pm: Mini Clubman Cooper S

From £84pm: Citroen C4 Cactus

From £530pm: Porsche Cayman and Cayman S

From £299pm: Honda Civic Type R

From £179pm: Ford Fiesta ST

From £852pm: Porsche 911 Carrera S

Find hundreds of thousands of deals in our brand new leasing section - carmagazine.co.uk/car-leasing

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By CJ Hubbard

Former CAR magazine associate editor, road tester, organiser, extremely variable average wheel count