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72mpg, but is it enough? (Audi A5 Sportback long-term test month 6: end of test)


SO THIS is it; the end of my time with the A5 Sportback. Time to sum up how it performed – and more specifically, give my verdict on the engine. It's not usual to take an outgoing model for a long-term test, and the A5 is being replaced by an all-new version by the time Spring arrives. Why, then, did I choose this one? The whole point was to examine the potential in the newest eco-biased 2.0-litre diesel engine, which comes with its own model sub-designation: Ultra. Ultra engines are generally detuned, possibly downsized and always the most efficient options in their ranges. You'll find them all over the Audi stable, and they're selling well because their CO2 emissions earn them the lowest road tax ratings. The A5 Sportback is a five-door saloon-styled hatchback with all the practicality most p...

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