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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 29 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

With a 552bhp twin-turbo V8 petrol engine powering nearly two tonnes of car, Audi RS7 running costs were never going to be cheap. That said, a raft of clever tech including a start-stop system and ‘COD’ (Cylinder On Demand), which shuts down four of the cylinders when the engine’s not being worked hard, help to save fuel by around 5% according to Audi.

Drive carefully and Audi reckon you’ll average nearly 29mpg, an impressive figure for a car of this level of performance. Drive with a heavy right foot, however, and you can expect to see a frighteningly low figure on the trip computer.

The same technology also helps to cut CO2, pegging Audi RS7 emissions at an official rating of 229g/km. While that’s still quite a large figure, it’s not bad at all for a 552bhp V8.

That said, it still puts it towards the top of the VED scale for road tax at the time of writing.

Audi has a solid reputation for build quality and we’d expect there to be few issues with Audi RS7 reliability. Naturally, it’s a high-performance car and if driven hard repeatedly over many miles then extra strain on components is to be expected. If buying second-hand, find out if the car has been used on track as this will increase wear and tear.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360 - £615
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Insurance group 47 - 50
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