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2018 Audi R8 – Fuel Economy and Driving Range

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 8/16/2018 DREW DORIAN
Fuel Economy and Driving Range: The Audi R8 is not an economical choice. But does that really matter?© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Audi R8 is not an economical choice. But does that really matter?

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An economical choice it is not. But does that really matter? For the record, all-wheel-drive R8 variants, regardless of roof type or horsepower rating, have the same EPA estimates for fuel economy-and they’re among the worst in this comparison. In fact, its fuel economy is so low that all R8 buyers must pay a $1300 gas-guzzler tax as part of the sale price. So be it.

What’s New for 2018?

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All-wheel-drive models see no changes to their EPA ratings for 2018, but the new rear-wheel-drive R8 RWS earns a 25-mpg highway fuel-economy rating, which boosts that model’s combined rating to 18 mpg.

Fuel Economy Ratings Compared

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We’ve devised our own fuel-economy test in an attempt to replicate how most people drive on the highway. Our procedure entails a 200-mile out-and-back loop on Michigan’s I-94 highway. We maintain a GPS-verified 75 mph and use the cruise control as much as possible to mimic the way many drivers behave during long trips.

The all-wheel-drive coupe and convertible models earn the same EPA ratings this year as they did last year. For details about the fuel economy of the 2017 Audi R8, see our in-depth review.

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Continue Reading:

• 2018 Audi R8 Overview
• Engine and Transmission
• Fuel Economy and Driving Range
• Performance and Driving Impressions
• Interior and Passenger Space
• Audio and Infotainment
• Cargo Space and Storage
• Exterior Design and Dimensions
• Safety and Driver Assistance
• Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
• Video Overview: Interior, Infotainment, Cargo Space

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