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Audi A5 vs Mercedes C-Class Coupe - specifications

 Audi A5 3.0 TDI S lineMerc C250 CDI Coupe Sport
On-the-road price/total as tested£39,955/£50,045£35,120/£45,060
Residual value (after 3yrs/36k miles)£19,698/49.3%£15,804/45.0%
Depreciation£20,257£19,316
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,750/£3,500£1,398/£2,796
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)£2,499/£4,165£2,116/£3,527
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost35/£672/F/£12541/£700/E/£110
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£37pm (3yrs/60k)£290/£320/£290
Length/wheelbase4,626/2,751mm4,633/2,760mm
Height/width1,372/1,854mm1,391/1,770mm
EngineV6/2,967cc4cyl in-line/2,143cc
Peak power 241/4,400 bhp/rpm201/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 500/1,400 Nm/rpm500/1,600 Nm/rpm
Transmission 7-spd S tronic/4wd7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel61 litres/sp. saver66 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity 455 litres450 litres
Kerbweight/payload1,640/500kg1,655/470kg
Turning circle11.4 metres10.8 metres
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/4yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/135Variable/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.7th/26th10th/10th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A90/79/57/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph5.7/5.6 secs7.5/7.6 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.7/3.9 secs3.0/3.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 5.2/7.1 secs5.8/7.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 155mph/1,650rpm149mph/1,700rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.0/34.2/8.6m54.3/40.3/10.3m>
Auto Express economy/range31.0mpg/416 miles36.6mpg/531 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 41.5/55.4/49.6mpg43.5/61.4/53.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket244/149g/km/22%207/139g/km/20%
Airbags/front/rear parking sensorsSix/£325/yesEight/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£280Y/£1,350**/£330
Lane departure/blind spot/cruise ctrl£460/£460/£225£1,895^^/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/damper ctrl£615/yes/£300*£645/yes/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£1,620^/yes/yes£2,245/yes/yes
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