Audi are one of the most innovative car manufactures when it comes to engine technologies that maximise performance whilst keeping Co2 emissions and fuel usage to a minimum.
The entry level 2.0TDI ultra Audi A5’s return an impressive 67MPG+ whilst keeping Co2 emissions to an exceptional 109 g/km (according to Audi). This puts the Audi A5 in the same fuel-economy league as a typical 1.0 litre petrol super-mini, which is extremely impressive given the size and weight of the Audi A5. Even the 1.8TFSI petrol A5 is said to delver almost 50MPG, clearly Audi’s engineers are doing something right.
Other running costs such as insurance and Tax are reasonable, servicing costs are on par with those of other cars in the same class and Audi centres offer a range of reasonable fixed price servicing packages that allow such costs to be budgeted for in advanced.
The largest running cost with any car is depreciation, and the Audi A5 is no different in this respect. To keep depreciation to a minimum, it is best to buy a diesel (preferably the 2.0TDI), ensure that the dealer gives a reasonable discount and get them to throw in some extra options for free. Audi A5’s tend to hold their value better if they are fitted with satellite navigation and perhaps a few other niceties, but it’s best not to get to carried away with the options (things such as rear heated seats are unlikely to retain any value). If buying new is not a priority, some fantastic deals can be found at Audi approved dealerships (a 6 month old Audi A5 with 5000 miles is likely to be 20-30% cheaper than brand new, and it will still have the Audi warranty)