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Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI SE

BIK List Price
Audi A5 Sportback BIK list price
BIK Percentage
Audi A5 Sportback BIK Percent
Audi A5 Sportback CO2
Combined MPG
Audi A5 Sportback MPG


In my last report I mentioned that I had achieved 58.8mpg on a 210-mile multi-road trip, comfortably exceeding Audi’s official 54.3mpg combined figure.

Since then, with my foot planted a little heavier on the accelerator, the A5 Sportback has achieved around 48-49mpg on average.

Eco driving is fine, but sometimes you want to enjoy a car’s sporting qualities, and the A5 has those in abundance.

Well-balanced handling and a joy on winding roads, the car’s 170bhp diesel engine provides plenty of grunt to satisfy most drivers.

The A5 Sportback sits between a hatchback A4 and a four-door A5 coupé.

I’ve seen questions asked over the wisdom of filling a niche between the two with a four-seat model but I’ve had no cause to complain.

The Sportback is now back with Audi after running almost 10,000 trouble-free miles. 

However, Fleet News, like many fleet operators, has potentially fallen foul of damage recharges.

The car was returned with three scuffed alloys, a small ding in the rear door and some fine scratches on the rear boot lid.

It has been used by several members of the editorial team, but the Fleet News fleet manager – i.e. me! – needs to implement tighter controls on vehicle inspections and damage reporting to ensure cars are returned clean.

Top Speed
Audi A5 Sportback Top Speed
VED band
Audi A5 Sportback Ved
Fuel Type
Audi A5 Sportback Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £12,500
4 Year 80k : £9,725
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 63.17
4 Year 80k : 58.75

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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