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Audi RSQ8 review - MPG and running costs

Audi Sport’s RSQ8 is its biggest and heaviest model yet, but the brand is on form recently so could this actually be an entertaining SUV?

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from £103,750

The RSQ8 is unlikely to be on Greta Thunberg’s shopping list, let’s just say that. Despite a shedload of clever fuel-saving tech such as cylinder deactivation, a 48V mild-hybrid electrical system and all the rest, Audi quotes a WLTP consumption figure of 20.5mpg on the smaller 22-inch wheel (figures on the 23-inch wheel have yet to be released). Emissions are an equally scary 277g/km, although beyond the first year, yearly road tax isn’t really an issue any more…

Supplementary running costs are also likely to be high – you’ll likely jump right to the top of your local tyre supplier and fitter’s Christmas card list, although it might be worth considering what it’d be like to change a 23-inch wheel and tyre package over a very expensive set of carbon-ceramic brake discs before you ask for a discount.

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