New C30 vs Audi A3 - specifications

 Volvo C30Audi A3
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£20,365/£21,795£22,855/£27,540
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£8,492/41.7%£11,450/50.1%
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£529/£1,059£594/£1,188
Ins grp/quote/road tax band/cost£1,458/£2,430£1,590/£ 2,650
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service17/£473/A/£019/£425/B/£35
£271/£271/£397£250/£330/£250
Length/wheelbase4,266/2,640mm4,238/2,578mm
Height/width1,447/1,782mm1,421/1,995mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,560cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power 107/4,000 bhp/rpm103/4,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 240/1,750 Nm/rpm250/1,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd7-spd auto/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel52 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 233/947 litres350/1,080 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,370/410/N/A1,300/560/1,400kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.6 metres/0.28Cd10.7 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs RAC
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles/136Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.15th/19th11th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points91/78/26/529/35/8/72^
0-60/30-70mph11.9/12.3 secs11.9/12.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 5.8/9.6 secs4.4/5.1 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th 13.1 secs/N/A/N/A8.2/10.2/13.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 118mph/2,200rpm121mph/2,200rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.8/35.6/8.4m49.9/34.3/8.9m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph70/45/63/68dB70/45/63/68dB
Auto Express economy/range44.6mpg/510 miles40.9mpg/495 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 61.4/85.6/74.3mpg62.8/72.4/67.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket170/99g/km/13%185/109g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£300
Auto box/stability/cruise controlSix/yes/£375Yes/yes/£215
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsNo/yes/yesYes/part/£250
Met paint/xenon lights/stop-startYes/yes/£265£500/£545/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£525/yes/yes£650/£320*/y/£245
£1,500/£80/£265

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