A visual comparison between the all-new third generation 2016 Audi TT and the BMW Z4 may help you select the best compact sports car Germany has to offer. The TT has the advantage of being the newer product so it comes with the latest technological developments but the Z4 comes with a rear-wheel drive layout which will be more appreciated by driving enthusiasts.
In terms of pricing, the base BMW Z4 sDrive28i kicks off in United States at $48,950 while the Audi TT’s pricing for the 2016 model year still hasn’t been disclosed but it will likely be cheaper than the Z4 taking into account the 2015 TT begins at $40,350. The US-spec base model will make use of a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine delivering at least 220 bhp and 270 lb-ft of torque compared to the Z4’s 2.0-liter turbo rated at 240 bhp & 260 lb-ft so the figures between the two are comparable.
As far as performances are concerned, the 2016 Audi TT in US specification and with the dual-clutch six-speed automatic will need 5.3 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) before topping out at 155 mph (250 km/h). The Z4 sDrive28i does 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h) when configured with the M Sport Package.
As a final note, the 2016 Audi TT is scheduled to reach U.S. dealerships in mid-2015.