New Audi A6 vs rivals - specifications

 Audi A6BMW 5-SeriesMercedes E-Class
On the road price/total as tested£30,145/£37,885£29,430/£30,085£30,010/£30,655
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£15,223/50.5%£14,656/49.8%£13,505/45.0%
Depreciation£14,922£14,774£16,506
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,083/£2,166£1,058/£2,115£1,134/£2,268
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,947/£3,245£2,057/£3,428£2,230/£3,716
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost26/£613/D/£9532/£651/D/£9532/£651/E/£115
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£149/£269/£149£400 (5yrs/60k)£299/£479/£299
Length/wheelbase4,915/2,912mm4,899/2,968mm4,868/2,874mm
Height/width1,455/1,874mm1,464/1,860mm1,470/1,854mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,995cc4cyl in-line/2,143cc
Peak power/revs 175/4,200 bhp/rpm181/4,000 bhp/rpm168/3,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 380/1,750 Nm/rpm380/1,900 Nm/rpm400/1,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/rwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel65 litres/space-saver70 litres/run-flats67 litres/repair kit
Boot capacity530 litres520 litres 540 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,575/580/1,600kg1,695/555/2,000kg1,735/535/1,900kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres/0.26Cd11.9 metres/0.28Cd11.2 metres/0.26Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k miles)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/1yr3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/135Variable/154Variable/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.12th/18th*10th/17th*9th/12th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars5/4/1/75 points^95/83/78/5 stars86/77/59/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph9.0/8.3 secs8.1/8.0 secs8.4/8.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.7/5.4 secs3.9/5.9 secs 3.4 secs**
50-70mph in 5th/6th6.9/9.7 secs7.5/10.8 secs4.8 secs**
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 141mph/2,000rpm141mph/2,000rpm143mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.0/33.7/10.6m47.6/34.3/8.6m48.9/35.3/8.8m
Auto Express economy/range39.5mpg/565 miles37.4mpg/576 miles34.5mpg/508 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 47.1/64.2/57.6mpg47.9/65.7/57.6mpg40.9/64.2/53.3mpg
Noise (outside/idle/30/70mph)46/70/59/64 dB45/68/59/67 dB56/66/61/68 dB
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket192/129g/km/18%202/129g/km/18%219/139g/km^^/19%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yesNine/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,645/yes/yes£1,525/yes/yes£1,520/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£390Yes/yes/yesYes/no/yes
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£750/£1,240/yes£655/£920/no£645/no/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/£260/yes£1,580/yes/yes£1,210/£455/yes

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