Last post on Aug 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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#1 of 5 Gasoline for Q5 - Premium for sure?
May 01, 2012 (9:36 pm)
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?
#2 of 5 Re: Gasoline for Q5 - Premium for sure? [dogterp]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 02, 2012 (3:35 am)
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...
#3 of 5 Re: Gasoline for Q5 - Premium for sure? [kyfdx]
May 05, 2012 (6:29 am)
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.
#4 of 5 is that true?
Aug 21, 2012 (10:36 pm)
so you mean that i can use for my 09 3.2L Q5 a regular gasoline without harming the engine?
#5 of 5 regular is fine
Aug 27, 2012 (12:11 pm)
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....