2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT VS 2018 Audi TT

There’s a class of luxury sports cars that caters to the demands of a loyal fan base and the models of both Mercedes-Benz and Audi deliver. We’re honing our razor sharp focus on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs 2018 Audi TT, to task ourselves with the impossible chore of picking a winner between the two. Sure it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it and we’re up for the challenge. Enjoy this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs Audi Corvette. We’ll get started by approaching the performance of the Mercedes-Benz and the Audi side-by-side.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs. 2018 Audi TT: Performance

The 2018 Mercedes AMG® GT delivers the thrilling performance you want from a high-end luxury coupe. It has powerful engines, a smooth-shifting transmission, and buttoned-down handling. Whether you’re jetting down the highway or carving up canyon roads, the GT feels like it always has an extra gear available. It comes standard with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that puts out 469 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, delivering blazing speed. The GT’s engine produces a respectable growl, and it gets better with the optional performance exhaust. Each successive trim has a few more performance-related features than the one below it, including things like a limited-slip differential, a race mode drive selector, and more. The GT feels planted around turns, and its sharp steering and strong brakes give you the confidence to attack corners with aplomb.

The 2018 Audi TT is lively with its four-cylinder engine and authoritative with its new five-cylinder engine. The standard Quattro all-wheel-drive system keeps the coupe glued to the pavement on twisty roads, with effortless steering and gratifying engine sounds adding to the enjoyment. The TT feels composed on the highway and is fun to drive. Its steering feels precise, and overall grip is excellent.This is not built to be an aggressive sports car. It is a composed car for cruising and touring, and the base model in particular lacks the verve offered by its more powerful rivals. All-wheel drive comes standard in every 2018 TT model. The powertrains base is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 220 horsepower. The engine is mated to a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission, but the acceleration with the base engine gets mixed reviews.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs. 2018 Audi TT: Feature Comparison

The 2018 Mercedes AMG® GT has a sleek, attractive cabin that uses plenty of top-quality materials. The confines are a bit snug, as this is a two-seater, but the seats are reasonably spacious. It comes standard with leatherette upholstery, power-adjustable seats, and heated seats. Standard features in the GT include dual-zone automatic climate control, Mercedes-Benzmbrace® Connect (which lets you control certain vehicle functions from your smartphone), a four-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, two USB ports, *Bluetooth®, the COMMAND® infotainment system with an 8.4-inch display screen, navigation, and Mercedes-Benz touchpad controller. Standard driver assistance features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, driver drowsiness monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. Though it’s primarily designed to go fast, the GT still comes with plenty of tech features. The infotainment system uses Mercedes-Benz touchpad controller, which is a mouselike device. There are also plenty of buttons and knobs, which are clearly marked and easy to see.

The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette may not have the opulent cabin sported by some competitors, but it still looks and feels pretty luxurious inside. Standard features in the 2019 Corvette include dual-zone automatic climate control, a proximity key, push-button start, *Bluetooth®, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a rearview camera, and the MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot. The MyLink infotainment system provides a user-friendly hub for much of the in-cabin technology. The touch screen generally responds well to inputs, but you may want to take advantage of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for some functions (like voice control and navigation) instead of using MyLink’s native systems. This Chevy doesn’t have much in the way of driver assistance features, and even the few that are there leave room for improvement, so you won’t have as much of a technological safety net as in some luxury cars.

*Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT vs. 2018 Audi TT: Overall Comparison

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT brings a lot to the table. It has loads of horsepower and outstanding handling, along with an upscale interior. Consequently, it enjoys a very high spot in the luxury sports car rankings. The GT features potent V8 engines and handling that you’d expect to see in a high-speed car chase scene in an action movie. Inside, the seats have a decent amount of space and the kind of high-end styling and top-notch materials that Mercedes-Benz is known for. The GT has a usable trunk and a generous list of standard features, which you can’t say about many cars in this class. This Mercedes-Benz is one of the most impressive cars out there, all things considered.

The Audi TT has a sophisticated interior with intuitive infotainment controls. Performance-wise, the new-for-2018 RS trim is the only TT model that doesn’t trail the competition. For that very reason, the Audi TT sits in the bottom third of the rankings. If you’re looking for a luxury sports car with a comfortable interior, elegant styling, and abundant high-tech features, the Audi TT is a great fit. It has standard leather seats, power-adjustable front seats, and a large trunk with enough space for a week’s worth of luggage for you and a guest. However, its performance falls behind the pack. Though the Audi TT’s powertrains have plenty of power for daily driving, lead-footed drivers will probably find it too laid back.

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