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Hi everyone,

I am currently trying to decide on my next A5 Black Edition Plus. Considering the current fuel prices I’m leaning towards a smaller engine – 2.0 TDI. I am not sure however what the real life MPG looks like for some of the variants? Does anyone here have any of the following models and could shed some light on the actual, real life MPG, especially urban?

The variants I consider are:

2015 2.0 TDI Quattro 177 S Tronic
2016 2.0 TDI Quattro 187 S Tronic
2015 2.0 TDI FWD 177 Multitronic
2016 2.0 TDI FWD 187 Multitronic

Now, I found a very nice example of the 2016 2.0 TDI Quattro 187 S Tronic Black Editon Plus, but something doesn’t add up. I checked the trip computer and the average MPG shown is at around 25. I found a couple of websites that apparently shows the real world MPG and they seem to confirm that the MPG for this variant is actually around that number: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/by-vrm?vrm=dx16pne

Does anyone know why this particular variant has such terrible fuel efficiency? According to those values, the exact same year variant but in a 3.0 Version (also quattro, also s tronic) is more efficient than the 2.0 equivalent, which makes no sense at all? https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/by-vrm?vrm=rx16vpc

That same website also shows that the other variants are much more economical:

2015 Black Edition Plus 2.0 TDI Quattro 177 S Tronic - https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/by-vrm?vrm=px64zrg – 38 MPG
2016 Black Edition Plus 2.0 TDI FWD 187 Multitronic - https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/by-vrm?vrm=lc16wko – 41 MPG


Does anyone have any idea why there would be such a massive difference between those variants? I understand that the Quattro normally uses a bit more fuel, however the difference is too big to only attribute it to the quattro and the 10~ more horse power – especially when comparing to the quattro from previous year.

Additionally, I also found those 2 variants and I’m not sure why one of them has 47 MPG and the other only 38 – as they seem to be exactly the same models: https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/by-vrm?vrm=gd15mmu & https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/by-vrm?vrm=px64zrg

Responses from owners of any of those vehicles as to what the real world MPGs are would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Just for comparison I had a black edition 3.0tdi cab 245bhp which averaged 28mpg over the 5 years I owned it , mixed urban driving .
 

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The A5 is a well made car so quite heavy. A 2.0l engine works hard to pull the car. The 3.0l works much less hard so drinks less and drives better. Simple
 

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The A5 is a well made car so quite heavy. A 2.0l engine works hard to pull the car. The 3.0l works much less hard so drinks less and drives better. Simple
is it that simple though? it's not normal for a car to be using more fuel on a lower capacity engine than the larger one
 
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