What used Audi A5 coupe will I get for my budget?
Prices for this generation of A5 start at around £18,000. This is for a low to average mileage car with a full history bought from a franchised dealer. Most will be the best-selling 2.0 TDI 190 diesel version, with the occasional four-wheel drive car up for grabs, too. Spend between £19,000 and £22,000 on a good 2018 model, or between £23,000 and £26,000 on a 2019 car. The latest 2020 models will set you back between £26,000 and £30,000, depending on trim, and over £40,000 for the latest S5 Coupe.
How much does it cost to run a Audi A5 coupe?
Not surprisingly, it’s the diesels that are the most economical, in particular the 2.0 TDI 190 Ultra version, with an average claimed figure of 68.9mpg under the older NEDC tests. The 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine claims an average 53.3mpg, in some trims, while the 2.0 TFSI petrol sees an average 50.4mpg. You’ll need deep pockets to fuel the 3.0-litre S5 version, which claims an average fuel consumption of only 36.7mpg.
Later versions were tested under the more realistic WLTP tests. The 35 TDI averages 54.3mpg, the 40 TDI 50.4mpg, the 35 TFSI 41.5mpg, the 40 TFSI 42.2mpg and the 45 TFSI 35.3mpg.
Insurance groups will naturally be on the high side for this swift coupe, ranging from 29 up to 42 for the S5.
Cars registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force will be taxed according to their CO2 emissions. Cars registered after that date will be charged road tax, at a current rate of £150 a year, and a supplementary luxury car tax if they cost over £40,000 new. This is currently £325 a year and is payable from years two to six.
The A5 comes from new with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty. Audis do tend to be expensive to service at franchised dealers, but once these models are three years old they will qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing deal, which costs from £164 for a minor service and £319 for a major one (based on a 2.0 diesel model).