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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

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  • Covers ground effortlessly; superb build quality and refinement
  • Lacks the excitement and precision of its rivals; muted soundtrack

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.

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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.

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