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 37.7mpg and 170g/km.
Many Audi A5s will be run as company cars; but Benefit-in-Kind will be fairly expensive given its CO2 emissions, while the 45 TFSI is in the highest 37 per cent bracket.
The Audi A5 starts at group 27 for the entry-level 35 TFSI in Sport trim. The range rises to group 43 for a 40 TDI quattro in Vorsprung trim, while the 444bhp RS5 sits in group 44.
Our experts predict that the A5 will hold onto around an average of 40-45 per cent per cent of its value come trade-in time, after three years and 36,000 miles. S5 aside, lower-powered petrol examples hold their value best, while the higher-powered petrol options in expensive Black Edition trim are best avoided if residual values are a concern - these top-spec models are predicted to retain just 40 per cent over the same three-year period of ownership.
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