Audi S4 Avant vs VW Passat R36 estate - specifications

 Audi S4 Avant S TronicVW Passat R36 Estate
On the road price/total as tested£36,825/£43,925£32,990/£38,265
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£14,583/39.6%£11,151/33.8%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£2,430/£4,860£2,309/£4,619
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,208/£3,680£2,484/£4,139
Ins. group/road tax band/cost36/F/£21536/G/£405
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£325/£450/£325£203/£279/£283
Length/wheelbase4,717/2,811mm4,774/2,709mm
Height/width1,415/1,826mm1,517/1,820mm
EngineS’chrgd V6/2,995ccV6/3,597cc
Peak power 328/7,000 bhp/rpm296/6,600 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 440/5,300 Nm/rpm350/2,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission 7-spd S tronic/4wd6-spd DSG/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel64 litres/sp. saver68 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 490/1,430 litres498/1,626 litres
Kerbweight/payload1,735/570kg1,747/603kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/N/A11.4 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/135Variable/254
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.11th (09)/16th (08)16th (09)/27th (08)
NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points/overall93/84/39/71/55/4/2/89/N/A*
0-60/30-70mph4.9/4.3 secs5.5/5.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.6/3.7 secs2.7/3.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th 4.7/6.3/9.1 secs5.3/7.1 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 155mph/2,200rpm155mph/2,700rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.7/33.4/8.4m49.4/34.3/8.7m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph62/43/57/69dB61/44/56/66dB
Auto Express economy/range23.4mpg/329 miles20.8mpg/311 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 20.6/39.2/29.4mpg19.2/34.9/26.9mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 279/224g/km/33%314/249g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsFour/yes/£345Six/yes/yes
Auto box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/£185Yes/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£970/£245Yes/£1,640/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£540/yes/£485£395/yes/£320
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth£1,955/yes/£635£1,725/yes/£600

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