What used Audi A5 hatchback will I get for my budget?
You’ll need around £16,500 to get behind the wheel of the latest A5 Sportback, this for an early 2017 example with low mileage and a full service history bought from an independent or franchised dealer. Petrol engines are rarer than diesel, so you'll need to spend at least £20,000 to buy one with all the same criteria applied. A 3.0-litre diesel A5 is even less common but can be found for between £22,000 and £25,000 for a 2018 model. Spend between £25,000 and £28,000 on a 2019 car, and nearer £30,000 on a 2020 car.
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How much does it cost to run a Audi A5 hatchback?
On paper, the most economical version is the 2.0 TDI 190 Ultra diesel with, in some trims, a combined fuel consumption of 68.9mpg. Some of the cooking versions of the 2.0TDI 190 can give as much as 62.8mpg, and the 2.0 TDI 150 67.3mpg. Don’t expect much more than the official average 51.4mpg from the petrol-engined cars, the best being the 2.0 TFSI 190 version. Just ignore the S5 is you don't like paying for fuel since this one only does 37.7mpg.
Under the later, more accurate WLTP tests, the 35 TFSI averages 44.8mpg, the 40 TFSI 44.8mpg, the 35 TDI 57.6mpg, the 40 TDI 54.3mpg and the S5 40.4mpg.
The most economical 2.0 TDI 190 Ultra A5 is also the best for CO2 at 108g/km, while the regular 2.0 TDI 150 emits 110g/km.
Petrol engines put out more CO2, but the best version is the 2.0 TFSI 190 at 124g/km, while the worst is the 3.0-litre S5 at 170g/km.
Annual car tax (VED) will be based for all cars registered after the changes of April 2017 came into force on a flat rate. On top of this, there is a supplementary luxury car tax to pay on all cars that cost over £40,000 new, a threshold that many A5 Sportbacks cross. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here. The current rate is £150 a year for the VED tax and £325 a year for the luxury car tax.
Insurance costs should be reasonable for a car of this type, with groups ranging from 29 to 42 for the S5.
As for servicing, though not cheap, should be less costly than the equivalent from Mercedes. Better yet, you can spread the cost of two consecutive services, although it does vary depending upon how old the A5 is, and what size of engine it has. Once your A5 is over three years old, it'll qualify for Audi’s fixed-price servicing plan that currently stands at £190 for an interim and £360 for a major service on engines up to 2.0-litres in capacity, or £220 and £414 for anything larger.
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