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Gasoline for Audi Q5 - Premium for sure?

dogterpdogterp Member Posts: 1
edited January 2014 in Audi
I just purchased a new Q5. While I love it, I'm not looking forward to always paying for the Premium Gasoline with each fill-up, as the dealer is recommending. My buddy said I will be fine doing the cheapest gas, as long as I am consistent. I'll be filling up for the first time in the next week. Any thoughts?


  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 236,942
    Don't listen to the dealer or your buddy...

    Right inside the gas cap, there will be a label that states either:

    Premium Fuel Recommended


    Premium Fuel Required

    I'll guess that it is required... .and, if you have the 2.0T model, I'd use it, no matter what..

    $40,000 vehicle... $100/year extra for premium won't hurt too bad... ;)

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  • spartacus_33spartacus_33 Member Posts: 4
    True story that the gas cap says Premium fuel... however the owners manual says you can go either way. I have been alternating between fill ups. I really haven't noticed any difference. It may be my imagination, but I seem to get better mileage with the Regular.
  • amkmeco90amkmeco90 Member Posts: 17
    so you mean that i can use for my 09 3.2L Q5 a regular gasoline without harming the engine?
  • jdadamsjrjdadamsjr Member Posts: 16
    edited August 2012
    Any late model car has knock sensors that will detune the before any knock is present.

    We have a car guy on Sat morning radio (Ed wallace - insideautoimotive.com) that has NEVER put premium in any of his acuras that all call for premium...

    you lose a few horses and maybe a mpg, but save a bunch....
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