Used Audi A5 S5 (2007 - 2017) Costs

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 13 Jun 2013
The high performance Audi S5 is not the ultimate performance version of the Audi A5 range (that accolade belongs to the Audi RS5 which is the subject of a separate review) but it still offers scorching performance but with more real-world fuel bills and insurance costs. All three Audi S5 models are powered by a supercharged 3.

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Running costs

A high performance car with more than 300bhp is never going to be cheap to run and the S5 is no exception. The V8 coupe model averages just 23mpg and although the Cabriolet is better with 30mpg, it's far from economical. Audi servicing isn't particularly cheap, but it's on par with other premium manufacturers, while insurance is group 19.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable according to on board computer.


Three years/60,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£265.00 - £580.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

2 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

With V8 or 3.0-litre supercharged V6 engines, it's little surprise that the S5 isn't very enviro-friendly. The coupe emits 288g/km of CO2 - although opting for the automatic tiptronic gearbox sees this lower to 256g/km. The S tronic only 3.0 TFSI convertible emits 224g/km of CO2 and is capable of 30mpg

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