What used Audi A7 hatchback will I get for my budget?
Like other models in the Audi range, the A7 holds on to its value well, so there are few bargains. You’ll probably need around £10,000 to buy an A7 in good condition but with a high mileage, while with an average mileage for the year and a full service history expect to pay between £10,000 and £12,000. This will get you a 2011 car from an independent dealer. Up the money to between £12,000 to £15,000 and you’ll have your choice of good condition 2012 and 2013 cars, or maybe even the odd 2014 car from a trader. These will mostly be the 3.0 TDI diesel model, which has always been the best-seller in the range. Pay between £15,000 and £18,000 for good, clean 2014 cars from independent or franchised dealers, £18,000 to £20,000 for ace 2015/2016 models and over £20k and up to £30k for 2017 and 2018 cars.
How much does it cost to run a Audi A7 hatchback?
The sleek and aerodynamic styling of the A7 helps it to achieve reasonable fuel consumption figures, despite its speed and comparative weight. The 3.0 TDI 218 diesel achieves a claimed average of 60.1mpg in Ultra SE spec, and 53.3mpg in quattro four-wheel drive trim. The 3.0 272 diesel claims 52.3mpg, while the swift 3.0 Bi-turbo claims 44.8mpg. The 4.0 S7 petrol-powered version dips down to an average of 29.7mpg, while the rare RS7 versions are even worse.
All A7s cost more than £40,000 new, so expect examples registered after April 2017 to attract a premium in annual car tax. Those registered before that date will still carry quite a high tariff in VED car tax, as CO2 emissions for all models are relatively high.
Insurance groups range between 37 and 48, depending on performance, and servicing is known to be expensive, especially if carried out at an Audi dealership, which we would recommend. Servicing plans are available, with prices from £468 to cover two services, and direct debit payments available.