Audi A1 vs MINI Cooper vs Citroen DS3 - specifications

 Citroen DS3 1.6THP DSPORTAudi A1 1.4 TFSI SportMINI Cooper Chili Pack
On the road price/total as tested£16,000/£18,485£15,357/£18,605£16,635/£17,665
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£6,272/39.2%£7,863/51.2%£8,351/50.2%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£640/£1,280£461/£921£499/£998
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,090/£3,483£1,922/£3,203£1,850/£3,803
Insurance group/quote22/£485.2216/£405.5617/£477.34
Road tax band/costG/£155D/£90D/£90
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£199 (3yrs/30k)£250 (5yrs/50k)£200 (5yrs/50k)
Engine4cyl turbo/1,598cc4cyl turbo/1,390cc4cyl/1,598cc
Peak power 148/6,000 bhp/rpm120/5,000 bhp/rpm120/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 240/1,400 Nm/rpm200/1,500 Nm/rpm160/4,250 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel48 litres/£5045 litres/foam40 litres/run-flat (£75)
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 285/980 litres270/920 litres160/680 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.4 metres/N/A10.6 metres/0.33Cd10.7 metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/210Variable miles/135Variable miles/148
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos26th/23rd12th/18th19th/11th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points87/71/35/5 starsN/A5/3/2/76
0-60/30-70mph7.3/7.1 secs9.0/9.0 secs9.4/10.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.8/4.9 secs4.7/6.6 secs5.6/8.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.0/9.3 secs9.2/12.2 secs11.6/15.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 133mph/2,300rpm126mph/2,400rpm126mph/2,800rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph47.0/34.6/9.3m46.6/30.9/9.7m45.1/32.9/8.6m
Auto Express economy/range30.8mpg/325 miles33.5mpg/332 miles34.8mpg/306 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 30.1/55.4/42.2mpg41.5/64.2/53.3mpg40.9/61.4/52.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket246/155g/km/20%195/124g/km/15%188/127g/km/15%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£1,100^Six/yes/£305Six/yes/£245
Air-con/heated seats/leather trimYes/no/£800Yes/£255/£1,225Yes/£215/£1,000
Metallic paint/multifunction wheel£410/no£425/yes£335/yes/£480
Sat-nav/Bluetooth/aux in/xenons £800/yes/yes/no£875/yes/yes/no£1,320/yes/yes/£480
Split-fold seats/power-fold mirrorsYes/£1,100^Yes/£225Yes/£210


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