Red devil - specifications

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On the road price/total as tested"£18,600/£20,000""£19,570/£21,370""£15,995/£20,010""£19,595/£22,420"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/N/A"£8,189/41.8 per cent""£7,853/49.1 per cent""£9,220/47.2 per cent"
Contract Hire per monthN/A£352£291£349
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,228/£2,232""£1,162/£2,114""£669/£1,216""£1,336/£2,430"
Running costs (pence per mile)N/A50.942.153.5
Ins. group/quote 17/£56517/£54615/£51717/£566
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£150/£180/£175£205/£230/£295£150 (tlc pack)£135/£135/£230
Length/wheelbase "4,276/2,635mm""4,228/2,617mm""3,714/2,467mm""4,362/2,640mm"
Height/width"1,445/1,785mm""1,437/1,777mm""1,407/1,683mm""1,447/1,840mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,998cc""4cyl/1,998cc turbo""4cyl/1,598cc turbo""5cyl/2,522cc turbo"
Peak power"198/7,800 bhp/rpm""230/5,500 bhp/rpm""175/5,500 bhp/rpm""222/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"193/5,600 Nm/rpm""310/3,000 Nm/rpm""260/1,700 Nm/rpm""320/1,600 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 50 litres/foam sealant60 litres/foam sealant50 litres/run-flat55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"485/1,352litres""330/1,190 litres"160/680 litres"385/1,247 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,267/433kg""1,345/475kg""1,205/375kg""1,437/528kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.8 metres/N/A11.2 metres/0.35Cd10.7 metres/0.33Cd11.7 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty/recovery"3yrs (90,000)/3yrs AA""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs AA"3yrs (unltd)/3 yrs Mini"3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC"
Service intervals/UK dealers "12,500 miles/198""12,000 miles/339"Variable miles/156"12,500 miles/714"
0-60/0-100mph6.8/17.0 secs6.5/15.9 secs6.7/17.0 secs7.0/17.5 secs
30-70 thru gears 5.9 secs5.6 secs6.0 secs6.4 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.8/5.2 secs3.1/4.8 secs3.2/4.4 secs3.0/4.1 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 7.5/10.9 secs6.3/9.4 secs5.8/7.4 secs5.6/7.2 secs
Top speed 146mph147mph140mph150mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 46.6/33.0/9.3 metres49.7/37.3/10.5 metres48.5/35.9/9.0 metres49.0/36.2/9.3 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/43/64/72dB60/47/65/72dB66/44/65/73dB64/46/63/72dB
Auto Express economy/range25.8mpg/284 miles26.1mpg/344 miles30.8mpg/339 miles23.9mpg/289 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 22.2/40.4/31.0mpg24.6/42.2/33.2mpg31.7/49.6/40.9mpg20.5/41.5/30.4mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket215g/km/30 per cent200g/km/27 per cent164g/km/19 per cent224g/km/31 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsEight/yes/£390/yesEight/yes/no/yesSix/yes/£210/£85Six/NCO/£300/£250
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heat seatsYes/yes/no/noYes/yes/no/no£660/£890/£930/£200Yes/no/no/£250
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£375/no"Yes/£1,200/£500"Yes/£280/£460Yes/£350/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yesNo/yes/yes"£1,060/yes/£170"No/yes/no
Elec sunroof/windows/folding mirrorsNo/yes/yesNo/yes/no£670/yes/£160£500/yes/no
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£170/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3 socket"£1,400/£475/£225"No/no/yes"£1,500/£290/yes""£2,000/yes/no"

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