Audi A5 Coupe review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
The A5 diesel models deliver strong economy, although top-spec petrol cars offer poor residual values
The most efficient A5 is the 35 TDI diesel, which returns up to 58.9mpg and emits 125g/km of CO2, while the 40 TDI delivers 50.4mpg and from 147g/km. Audi claims the 40 TFSI petrol will manage 42.8mpg and 150g/km, while the 45 TFSI manages 36.7mpg and 166g/km.
A number of Audi A5s will be run as company cars; but Benefit-in-Kind will be fairly expensive given its CO2 emissions – the 45 TFSI sits in the highest 37 per cent bracket.
The Audi A5’s insurance ratings start at group 27 (out of 50) for a 30 TDI in entry-level Sport trim, while the most expensive standard model is the S-Line fitted with the 45 TFSI petrol engine – this particular version resides in group 40. Opting for the high-performance RS 5 pushes insurance up to group 44.
Our experts predict that the A5 will hold onto around an average of 46-52 per cent per cent of its value come trade-in time, after three years and 36,000 miles. Petrol-powered Sport and S-Line models find themselves at the higher end of the scale, while the optional Technology Pack helps to boost residual values a bit further.
In this review
- 1Audi A5 Coupe reviewThe Audi A5 is a talented premium coupe that's well-built and comfortable, but it's beginning to feel its age
- 2Engines, performance and driveSmooth and comfortable, but the A5 lacks the excitement you get from a BMW 4 Series
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingThe A5 diesel models deliver strong economy, although top-spec petrol cars offer poor residual values
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe A5 is not all that exciting from the outside, but a state-of-the-art cabin makes up for it
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceDespite the coupe body, the A5 is still reasonably practical with the biggest boot in its class
- 6Reliability and SafetyTop marks from Euro NCAP and a raft of kit makes the A5 a safe family car