When those old Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions were making 400 horsepower you’d be lucky to see 20mpg and the oil would need draining and replacing every 3000 miles.
Today, a car with that level of performance is slightly easier to look after - Mercedes-AMG claims up to 32.8mpg from the A45 S, it comfortably meets EU6 emissions standards, and while servicing is calculated by the car rather than being on a set plan, the old A45 had a 10,000-mile, 12-month schedule.
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It’s too early to make a call on the A45’s long-term appetite for consumables as yet. For reference though, a set of the A45’s 245/35 R19 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres comes in at approximately £750 fitted, delivered by Blackcircles.