Audi RS3 Sportback review (2015-2017) - the definitive super-hatch? - MPG and Running Costs

A step up above its predecessor but still not as mighty as the spec sheet suggests

Evo rating
Price
from £40,795
  • Addictive noise, lighter on its feet than predecessor, quality
  • Not a big step up from Golf R or BMW M145i, still a shade sensible

MPG and Running Costs

The 2.5-litre five-cylinder direct injection engine is now EU6 compliant and delivers a promised 34.9mpg on the combined cycle. Real world use is slightly less than that, although not by much, with motorway runs on the RS3 sitting comfortable around 30mpg.

Being a performance Audi you can expect running costs to be a slight step above your standard hot hatch. Options like carbon ceramic brakes will be better if you intend to do a lot of track work, particularly given how quickly the standard cast iron setup fades. 

Tyres come in the form of Pirelli P Zeros which will set you back around £564 for the 235/35 R19's the RS3 requires.

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