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Hi Guys
Not long owned my 2014 A5 Sportback Black Edition 2.0tdi Quattro 177bhp.
Could any owners of similar spec let me know what there average MPG is please.
I'm getting around 27 mpg town and then on a long run 33ish mpg, I realy expected it to be better than this and am a little dissapointed, surely should be hitting mid 40s on a run.
Trying to gauge if there is something wrong with car or is this the expected MPG for this car.
Thanks for any info.
 

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Good question mate. These cars are quite well built and heavy so the 2.0 engines do struggle to pull all that weight. I would suggest a fulll service so you have a good starting point???
 

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Good question mate. These cars are quite well built and heavy so the 2.0 engines do struggle to pull all that weight. I would suggest a fulll service so you have a good starting point???
Hi, Thanks for the reply, car just had a service and have taken it to guy that does work on my cars and he put diagnostics on it, hopeing there would be something but nothing, all good, suck it up as he put it 🤣 seen on other posts through searching some are getting high 40"s so I'm baffled, begining to grate me lol..
 

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Hi mate I think you should be getting more mpg than that. I had a A4 2.0 DTM 7 years ago that was getting those sort of figures and that was a 2.0 petrol with 270 bhp.
I have a A6 2.0 tdi 170 bhp at the moment and after a remap it is at 205 bhp currently and last weekend was showing 46.2 mpg at a constant 80 mph run from Warwick to Oxford.
My neighbour opposite me has a 2012 177 bhp 7 speed stronic A5 and he constantly sees over 45 mpg on a decent run.
My A6 is heavier than your sportback so you should be getting similar if not better mpg.
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Hi mate I think you should be getting more mpg than that. I had a A4 2.0 DTM 7 years ago that was getting those sort of figures and that was a 2.0 petrol with 270 bhp.
I have a A6 2.0 tdi 170 bhp at the moment and after a remap it is at 205 bhp currently and last weekend was showing 46.2 mpg at a constant 80 mph run from Warwick to Oxford.
My neighbour opposite me has a 2012 177 bhp 7 speed stronic A5 and he constantly sees over 45 mpg on a decent run.
My A6 is heavier than your sportback so you should be getting similar if not better mpg. View attachment 182903
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Thanks for the reply, Yeh your neighbour has same car by sound of it, I went a drive in it yesterday and decided to use the cruise control, sitting at 60, computer was showing 42mpg so an improvement, but surely the mpg should be about same when not using it, not been driving it like I stole it (yet) have been driving very casual to see if mpg would come up but when driving without cruise its it's around 32mpg, I'm confused and a bit Dissapointed.
 

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You could consider a remap. Your car can be mapped for more performance or more economy or a mixture of both. I chose a performance map+ egr delete on my A6 and it still delivers good figures.
 
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Yeh, it's in the pipeline, have 6 month warranty and lad that does it suggested waiting until warranty is out, any improvement be welcome. Going from what I've read about remap I'm looking forward to getting it done.
 

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I get high 30's around Town, & 50ish at cruising speeds.
Had a stage 1 remap yesterday 177bhp to 210bhp so will see if mpg improves further on normal driving.
Sounds like something isn't right with your car.
 
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I get high 30's around Town, & 50ish at cruising speeds.
Had a stage 1 remap yesterday 177bhp to 210bhp so will see if mpg improves further on normal driving.
Sounds like something isn't right with your car.
Thanks for the reply, keep me updated on what your mpg us once you've ran it a bit. Yeh think something not right, but had it plugged in and showing nothing, also if you might be able to help, if not will create a post, car was seviced when I bought it, checked oil today and oil level has dropped about a quarter, do they use oil ?
I've seen in forum about recall and piston and rings getting changed due to passing oil, did this affect the 2.0 tdi 177.
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Did they change the Air & Fuel Filters when it was last serviced? It's not always a given!
Oil consumption 2.0 TDI is not common in my experience.
 

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Did they change the Air & Fuel Filters when it was last serviced? It's not always a given!
Oil consumption 2.0 TDI is not common in my experience.
Hi, Yeh, checked the invoice receipt and it was done. Just bit strange it's used a quarter in approx 1500 miles. Cars begining to annoy me with the mpg/ lights and now the oil. Which is a shame as I love the car.
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I think most manufacturers consider up to 1Litre consumption in 1000 miles as within spec.
 

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I'm getting around 27 mpg town and then on a long run 33ish mpg, I realy expected it to be better than this and am a little dissapointed, surely should be hitting mid 40s on a run.
I have A5 3.0 TDI (218bhp) Quattro B9 model. I know it's a newer model, nevertheless...

My last run to Port of Dover gave me 57.6 mpg. M25 was a bit congested on the way back, the consumption dropped to 49mpg.

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I have A5 3.0 TDI (218bhp) Quattro B9 model. I know it's a newer model, nevertheless...

My last run to Port of Dover gave me 57.6 mpg. M25 was a bit congested on the way back, the consumption dropped to 49mpg.

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Think I should if went for the 3l 😂🤣
Think it's a case if suck it up as can't find anything wrong, nothing coming up on computer or plug in and it's had a service, just weird how some 20l tdi"s getting more mpg. Need to just stop looking now and just drive it 😂 and hope fuel comes down. 🤦‍♂️😁
 

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Think I should if went for the 3l 😂🤣
Think it's a case if suck it up as can't find anything wrong, nothing coming up on computer or plug in and it's had a service, just weird how some 20l tdi"s getting more mpg. Need to just stop looking now and just drive it 😂 and hope fuel comes down. 🤦‍♂️😁
You can try changing your driving style to see if it helps. In theory it should. This is how I drive it:
  • Use Auto-D, Don't exceed the legal limits (measured by the GPS, not by the car)
  • Accelerate and cruise with ACC, even in the city. Keeps my speed within the legal limits, useful for not loosing the license with this monster 6sec to 60mph numbers :)
  • Try to break/slowdown early whenever possible (good idea anyway), ACC breaking is great for emergencies, but I can do a better job by disengaging the ACC and letting the car to slow down with the engine before I hit the breaks
  • I floor it in S mode when I can reasonably justify it, to overtake, join motorways, run away from crazy drivers that want to push me out of my lane. Usually not more than 2-3 times on a long run. But I don't speed :)
I think I'm saving around 5-10 mpg that way, hard to tell.
 

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You can try changing your driving style to see if it helps. In theory it should. This is how I drive it:
  • Use Auto-D, Don't exceed the legal limits (measured by the GPS, not by the car)
  • Accelerate and cruise with ACC, even in the city. Keeps my speed within the legal limits, useful for not loosing the license with this monster 6sec to 60mph numbers :)
  • Try to break/slowdown early whenever possible (good idea anyway), ACC breaking is great for emergencies, but I can do a better job by disengaging the ACC and letting the car to slow down with the engine before I hit the breaks
  • I floor it in S mode when I can reasonably justify it, to overtake, join motorways, run away from crazy drivers that want to push me out of my lane. Usually not more than 2-3 times on a long run. But I don't speed :)
I think I'm saving around 5-10 mpg that way, hard to tell.
Thanks for the Info.
To be honest I've been nursing it since I've got it, just too see if I can get the mpg up, don't think I've ever driven so casual 😂🤣 so in a sense the poor mpg is helping lol..
Been using the efficiency setting mostly, only had it in S a couple of times.
Must admit though, when using the cruise control, don't think I have adaptive, the mpg does go up into the 40"s on a run out if town but I realy can't understand how it drops so much when using the foot and I'm not been heavy with it, realy am nursing it, not for much longer though, getting to point if it is what if is, thing is I had a type r before this and it loved to be reved, as hondas do and the audi isn't far off the mpg I was getting with it. I just expected/ hoped for more.
Thanks for the info though, it's appreciated.
 

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Thanks for the Info.
To be honest I've been nursing it since I've got it, just too see if I can get the mpg up, don't think I've ever driven so casual 😂🤣 so in a sense the poor mpg is helping lol..
Been using the efficiency setting mostly, only had it in S a couple of times.
Must admit though, when using the cruise control, don't think I have adaptive, the mpg does go up into the 40"s on a run out if town but I realy can't understand how it drops so much when using the foot and I'm not been heavy with it, realy am nursing it, not for much longer though, getting to point if it is what if is, thing is I had a type r before this and it loved to be reved, as hondas do and the audi isn't far off the mpg I was getting with it. I just expected/ hoped for more.
Thanks for the info though, it's appreciated.
Don't use Efficiency/Eco mode. You end up with pressing gas harder than you need and the mpg is actually worse. Try Comfort or Auto. I think Comfort is more efficient, but still feels lethargic. So it's Auto for me. 😁

And try using cruise control for acceleration on motorways.
 

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Nice 1 cheers for that,
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Don't use Efficiency/Eco mode. You end up with pressing gas harder than you need and the mpg is actually worse. Try Comfort or Auto. I think Comfort is more efficient, but still feels lethargic. So it's Auto for me. 😁

And try using cruise control for acceleration on motorways.
Nice 1, cheers for that, will give that a go, don't have to worry about motorways very often, I'm a just over 4hrs away from nearest one 😂😂
 
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