Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Sport vs BMW 116i ES vs Mercedes A170 Elegance SE - specifications

 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI SportBMW 116i ESMercedes A170 Elegance SE 5dr
On the road price/total as tested"£17,600/£18,695""£17,475/N/A""£17,782/£21,157"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/AN/A"£7,077/39.8 per cent"
Running costs/contract hire48.8ppm/£30846.6ppm/£32054.4ppm/£388
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£658/£1,197""£576/£1,048""£704/£1,280"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£2,055""£2,006""£2,427"
Insurance group/quote 9/£37110/£3436/£284
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£290/£330/£290£415^£238/£374/£238
Length/wheelbase "4,214/2,578mm""4,239/2,660mm""3,338/2,568mm"
Height/width"1,421/1,765mm""1,421/1,748mm""1,593/1,764mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,390cc turbo""4cyl/1,599cc""4cyl/1,699cc"
Peak power"123/5,000 bhp/rpm""122/6,000 bhp/rpm""116/5,500 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"200/1,500 Nm/rpm""160/4,250 Nm/rpm""155/3,500 Nm/rpm"
Transmission6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/rwd5-spd CVT/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 55 litres/space saver53 litres/run-flats54 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"350/1,080 litres""330/1,150 litres""435/1,995 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,260/560kg""1,340/405kg""1,240/465kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.33Cd10.7 metres/0.29Cd10.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs Audi""3y (60,000)/3yrs Mondial""3yrs (60,000)/30yrs Mobilo"
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable miles/133Variable miles/155Variable miles/136
0-60/30-70mph8.6/7.8 secs11.7/11.7 secs+10.2/9.1 secs*
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.4/5.5 secs5.6/7.7 secs+3.5 secs*
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.3/11.0 secs9.5/14.0 secs+5.6 secs*
Top speed 126mph125mph117mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.1/38.7/9.9 metres52.6/38.3/9.6 metres52.3/39.6/9.7 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/37/60/68dB63/41/59/67dB59/43/57/67dB
Auto Express economy/range28.6mpg/346 miles29.3mpg/322 miles+26.2mpg/311 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 32.8/53.3/43.6mpg37.7/58.9/48.7mpg32.8/51.4/42.8mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket154g/km/17 per cent139g/km/15 per cent157g/km/18 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/£260/£190Six/yes/£290/£85Six/yes/£460/yes
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heated seats"Yes/yes/£1,200/£250""Yes/£390/£1,065/£230""Yes/£410/£1,000/no"
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£485/£675Yes/£440/£560Yes/£340/£675
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/£240"£1,460/yes/£180""£1,390/yes/£205"
Electric sunroof/power-fold mirrors£540/£120No/£165£780/£145
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rake£160/yes/yes£110/yes/yesYes/£115/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£2,175/£320/£175/£385""£1,925/£295/yes/£535""£1,665/£360/£200/£350"

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