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i have read up on the fuel consumption for the A5 3.2 fsi and it states that it is 8-9l/100klm. I have just bought one and it seems to be around 15-17l/100klm does anyone have the same readings or will it eventaully drop down to the stated 8/9 liters??? Is the because it is a new car???:mad:
 

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Your post confused me for a second, because "going down" in l/100k is good for fuel economy, while smaller numbers in mpg is bad. I wondered why you thought the gas mileage would get worse as the car broke in, but now I understand.

All i can say is that I have found the mileage on the A5 to vary much more between city and highway driving than I'm used to. That's mostly because it's such a heavy car, and the effort to accelerate it is a big drain on fuel economy. Lighter cars don't punish you as bad every time you leave a stop light.

On the highway, I get around 30 mpg (7.8 l/100km). Around my low-traffic town, it's been more like 20 mpg (11.8 l/100km). TYhat's all after 1000 miles.

By the way, please update your profile to include your location. It helps us answer questions that may be based on the differences between our cars in different markets. I can tell by your choice of units that you're not from the US or UK, but that's about it.
 

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i have read up on the fuel consumption for the A5 3.2 fsi and it states that it is 8-9l/100klm. I have just bought one and it seems to be around 15-17l/100klm does anyone have the same readings or will it eventaully drop down to the stated 8/9 liters??? Is the because it is a new car???:mad:
I am averaging 9L/100 km, but I drive on the highway about 80% of the time. My experience with my last 3 Audis has been that the fuel consumption improves as the engine breaks in. On my A3 3.2 (a different V6 than in our A5's) it took well over 10 000 km before the mileage improved.
 

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Thanx

Well I hope u guys r right cause at this rate I am goin backrupt and I aint sellin the car so its back to strippin and pimpin...how u think i manage to get it in the first place...:D
 

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I'm at 1000 miles on my A5. I do a mixture of about 70% hiway and 30% in town. The in town driving has very little stop and go. Hiway speed is 70 to 75 mph and in town speed is generally between 30 and 35 (which is the posted limited for where I'm driving). During hiway driving the instantaneous mpg readout at a steady cruise is around 32 mpg, which I think is optimistic by quite a bit. The average readout tells me I'm running around 20-21 mpg. This agrees with the value that I hand calculate when I fill her up. So, with high confidence, I think I'm getting 20-21 mpg, same that I got with my 2002 A4 with the 3.0 liter V6. My A4 got the same mpg during the 6.5 years that I had it. In the units which started this thread, I'm averaging 11.8 to 12.4 liters per 100 km. I was hoping for better.
 
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