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Long Term Test: Audi Q5 55 TFSIe

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Preview - 27th November 2019

Long Term Test - Audi Q5 55 TFSIe - Preview - 27th November 2019 - Main Image - Plug-in the Q5 to get the best from it

Having been in possession of the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe plug-in hybrid for less than a week, it would be a little premature to issue any sort of judgement.

Long Term Test - Audi Q5 55 TFSIe - Preview - 27th November 2019 - Image 2 - Hybrid Q5 is a tax winner

Hybrid Q5 is a tax winner

Instead, I’ll just mention the tax position. The petrol-electric hybrid Q5 emits 49g/km of CO2 so sits in the 16% Benefit-in-Kind company car tax band. For reference, a similarly trimmed Q5 40 TDI sits in the 37% BIK band. Ouch.

What’s more, from April next year the plug-in hybrid drops to the 14% band.

For a 40% taxpayer, this means a bill of £9,652 for the Q5 55 TFSIe, while the diesel (which is also slower) would receive a tax bill of £19,008 over three years.

The only question remaining, is how will the fuel costs compare?

Tristan Young

The stats

Audi Q5 55 TFSIe

P11D: £

Official combined mpg: mpg

Our combined mpg: n/ampg

CO2: g/km