You have to remember that Drive's audience is not what you'd call hard core car enthusiasts. In a short piece on the 335i in today's Herald Drive liftout, they carp about idrive, lack of storage space and the size of the side mirrors for god's sake.
They also reckon the auto "keeps the turbo (sic) on the boil a little better". Sure thing guys : did you actually bother changing gears
on the MT??
TT is no doubt a vastly improved car, now it's based on the latest and finest Golf GTI running gear, but there' still only one Audi that can convincingly take it to the best Bimmers, and that's the RS4 IMHO.