Audi TTS Roadster vs Mercedes SLK - specifications

 Audi TTS RoadsterMercedes SLK 280 auto
On the road price/total as tested"£34,550/£41,125""£34,145/£42,265"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£22,630/65.5%""£20,248/59.3%"
Running costs/contract hireN/A86.6ppm/£590
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,797/£3,593""£2,117/£4,234"
"Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)""£2,798/£4,664""£2,924/£4,874"
Ins. group/quote/VED band/cost38/£592/F/£21042/£527/F/£210
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£240/£420/£240£250/£450/£280
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,984cc""V6/2,996cc"
Peak power "268/6,000 bhp/rpm""228/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "350/2,500 Nm/rpm""300/2,500 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd man/4wd7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel60 litres/sp. saver70 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (roof up/down) 250/250 litres208/300 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.33Cd11.0 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3y (60,000)/3y Audi""3y (60,000)/30y"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/135Variable miles/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.11th/16th13th/14th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph5.9/5.5 secs6.8/6.2 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 2.8/4.5 secs2.6 secs*
50-70 in 5th/6th 5.1/7.8 secs3.6 secs*
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "155mph/3,250""155mph/3,000"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.9/36.3/9.3m49.5/37.0/9.3m
Noise levels 30/70mph roof up/down60/71/61/74dB57/69/67/80dB
Auto Express economy/range23.2mpg/306 miles22.2mpg/342 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 25.7/43.5/34.4mpg21.7/41.5/31.0mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket281/194g/km/26%294/216g/km/31%
Airbags/stability ctrl/parking sensorsSix/yes/£300Six/yes/£605
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£250£435/£930/£320
Met paint/xenons/wind deflector£500/yes/yes£620/£730/£215
Power-fold mirrors/cruise control£450/£215£335/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,650/£320/y/£385""£1,995^/y/£320 "

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