Audi RS5 review – MPG and running costs
Audi’s efforts to make the RS5 as efficient as possible have had a positive effect on running costs
In our long-term RS5 we’ve managed to exceed the claimed 29.7mpg on a combined cycle, achieving 34mpg on a cruise up to Scotland. This instance aside, the mpg has failed to escape the twenties, with the poorest return of 22.3mpg over 884 miles and a best of 28.1mpg.
This is despite the increased fuel-saving elements introduced during the facelift, such as engine-off coasting and new fuel-sipping tricks from the gearbox.
You’d hope the tyres would wear more evenly compared to those on its rear-driven competitors, but when a new set of boots is required you should budget about £1000 for Hankook Ventus S1 evo2s fitted to our long-termer.