Audi A3 vs BMW 1-Series - specifications

 Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0T FSi sportBMW 125i SE convertible
On the road price/total as tested"£26,910/£32,995""£26,205/£28,570"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£14,397/53.5 per cent ""£15,120/57.7 per cent"
Running costs/contract hire67.9ppm/£477 74.5ppm/£500
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,421/£2,583""£1,557/£2,830"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)""£1,993/£3,322 ""£2,162/£3,603 "
Insurance grp/quote/road tax band/cost 29/£381/E/£16534/£562/F/£205
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250*£495*
Length/wheelbase "4,238/2,578mm""4,360/2,660mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,984cc turbo""6cyl in-line/2,996cc"
Peak power"197/5,100 bhp/rpm""218/6,100 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"280/1,800 Nm/rpm""270/2,500 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, S tronic/fwd""6-spd, man/rwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 55 litres/space saver53 litres/run-flats
Boot capacity260/674 litres (seats up/down)260/305 litres (roof down/up)
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,485/500kg""1,585/365kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.1 metres/0.34Cd10.x metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs Audi"3yrs (unltd)/3yrs BMW Assist
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/136Variable miles/153
Driver Power car/dealer position 23rd/16th40th/12th
0-60/30-70mph7.2/6.4 secs6.8/6.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.5/4.6 secs4.1/5.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.7/8.4 secs7.6/10.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "144mph/2,700rpm""148mph/2,500rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.9/35.7/8.8 metres45.9/33.4/8.5 metres
Noise levels 30/70mph/roof up/down59/68/63/74dB58/68/60/73dB
Time to lower/raise roof9.6/12.9 secs22.7/23.0 secs
Auto Express economy/range29.5mpg/357 miles27.2mpg/317 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 27.4/46.3/37.2mpg24.1/47.1/34.9mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket221/181g/km/24 per cent240/195g/km/27 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/£300/£325Six/yes/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/£215"£1,505/yes/£180"
Clim ctrl/leather/electric/heated seats"Yes/£1,200/no/£250"Yes/£965/£890/£230
Sat-nav/CD changer/aux input/Bluetooth"£1,650/£320/£150/£385""£1,460/£295/yes/£535"
Wind deflector/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£500/£215£220/£440/£560


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