Audi A6 Avant vs rivals - specifications

 Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI SEBMW 520d M TouringMercedes E220 CDI Sport
On the road price/total as tested£32,100/£41,585£35,720/£42,480£36,145/£39,200
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£15,174/47.3%£17,349/48.6%£15,434/42.7%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,213/£2,427£1,351/£2,702£1,510/£3,021
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,956/£3,260£2,051/£3,418£2,056/£3,427
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost26/£996/E/11533/£1,052/E/£11532/£948/F/£130
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£272/£311/£272£400 (5yrs/60k)£235/£492/£270
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,995cc4cyl in-line/2,143cc
Peak power/revs 175/4,200 bhp/rpm182/4,000 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/fwd8-spd auto/rwd7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel65 litres/space saver70 litres/run flat67 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 565/1,680 litres560/1,670 litres695/1,950 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,640/710/1,600kg1,790/650/2,000kg1,845/595/2,100kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres/0.26Cd12.0 metres/0.31Cd11.3 metres/N/A
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60,000)/3 yrs3 yrs (unltd)/1yr3yrs (unltd)/4yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/165Variable/15415,500 mi (1yr)/136
Driver Power manuf./dealer pos.Jul-26Sep-1810-Oct
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars91/83/41/595/83/78/586/77/59/5
0-60/30-70mph9.4/9.0 secs8.7/9.0 secs9.3/9.7 secs
30-50mph4.0/6.1 secs3.3/3.8 secs3.8/5.3 secs
50-70mph7.5/10.2 secs5.5/7/8.7/14.6secs7.9/10.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 138mph/2,000rpm137mph/1,800rpm134mph/1,750rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 49.2/35.2/9.1m48.2/35.5/8.9m48.4/35.1/9.0m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/46/59/65dB63/43/58/66 dB68/45/62/68 dB
Auto Express economy/range39.0mpg/558 miles37.2mpg/573 miles37.1mpg/547 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 46.3/62.8/56.5mpg46.3/64.2/55.4mpg44.1/61.4/53.3mpg
Actual/Claimed CO2/tax bracket194/132g/km/19%203/133g/km/19%204/143g/km/21%
Airbags/adapt. dampers/park sensorsSix/£2,000/yesSix/£985/yesNine/yes/yes
Auto/electric tailgate/cruise control£1,530/£545/yes£1,640/£430/yes£1,520/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£390Yes/yes/yesYes/£1,370/yes
Met paint/xenons/keyless/stop-start£750/£1,240/yes/yes£655/£920/yes/yes*£645/yes/no/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/£260/yes£1,580/yes/yesYes/yes/yes


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