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Audi A7 review - stylish fastback provides A6 alternative - Audi A7 MPG and running costs

A7 Sportback is the stylish alternative to big saloons

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from £46,865
  • Striking appearance hides an appealing, classy executive saloon
  • It can feel dynamically inert at times

Strong numbers here from an entirely EU6-compliant engine range. The Ultra is the obvious eco-champ, offering 62.8mpg and 118g/km in standard specification. The 215bhp 3.0 TDI quattro manages 61.4mpg, while the more powerful 268bhp version returns 54.3mpg and 138g/km on 19s, or 52.3mpg and 142g/km on 20s/21s.

The BiTDI and TFSI models can’t be optioned with 19s, so their figures are 44.8mpg and 167g/km, and 36.2mpg and 182g/km respectively. The S7 does 29.7mpg and emits 220g/km.

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The diesel A7s are in insurance groups 38-45, with Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) of anything between 23 and 33 per cent for the 2016/17 tax year. The TFSI and S7 sit in insurance groups 44 and 45 respectively, with BIK figures of 33 and 37 per cent.

Audi offers either fixed or variable service schedules, depending on how you drive your car – we’re guessing the A7 will be picked for motorway miles, so an oil change is variable up to 19,000 miles or two years, with an inspection fixed at those figures. Audi’s standard warranty is three years/60,000 miles, with four years/75,000 miles (£730) and five years/90,000 miles (£1750) available. In all cases, the first two years are unlimited mileage, with the remaining year(s) subject to the mileage limits specified - and they are all transferrable to a new owner.

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