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Audi RS4 Avant vs Mercedes C63 AMG Estate

 Audi RS4 AvantMercedes C63 AMG Estate
On the road price/total as tested£54,925/£67,535£58,130/£62,145
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£29,769/54.2%£27,844/47.9%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£3,784/£7,568£3,968/£7,937
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£5,012/£8,353£5,418/£9,031
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost41/TBA/L/£46045/£985/M/£475
Servicing costsN/A£40 a month (3yrs)
Peak power/revs444/8,250 bhp/rpm451/6,800 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs430/4,000 Nm/rpm600/5,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission7-spd d’l-clutch/4wd7-spd d’l-clutch/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel61 litres/sealant66 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)490/1,430 litres480/1,500 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.6 metres/0.28Cd11.1 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/4yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/121Variable/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.15th/18th8th/10th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./starsN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph4.4/3.8 secs4.4/3.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.9/3.9 secs2.6/4.0 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th5.4/7.0/10.2 secs5.8/7.9 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph155mph/2,200rpm155mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph49.3/35.3/10.3m45.8/33.4/9.2m
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph68/46/58/67dB67/47/59/66dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range16.0/3.7/215 miles14.8/3.3/215 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined19.3/33.2/26.4mpg15.2/33.2/23.2mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined4.3/7.4/5.9mpl3.4/7.4/5.2mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket408/249g/km/35%441/285g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£300Yes/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/ceramic brakes£615/yes/£4,000Yes/yes/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Variable active damping/cruise ctrl£1,710/yesNo/yes

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