Great estates - specifications

 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T FSi SEMercedes C180K SE
On-the-road price/total as tested"£23,400/£26,540""£24,630/£26,705"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£12,847/54.9%""£11,847/48.1%"
Running costs/contract hire55.2ppm/£36760.3ppm/£414
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,030/£2,059""£1,034/£2,069"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)""£2,752/£4,586""£2,324/£3,873"
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost24/£416/E/£17026/£425/E/£170
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£230/£330/£230£249/£245/£249
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,798cc""4cyl in-line/1,796cc"
Peak power "158/4,500 bhp/rpm""156/5,200 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "250/1,500 Nm/rpm""230/2,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission Six-spd man/fwdSix-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel65 litres/space saver66 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "490/1,430 litres""485/1,500 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,470/570/1,500kg""1,535/530/1,700kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.4 metres/0.31Cd10.8 metres/0.27Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs"3yrs (unltd)/30yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles/135Variable miles/136
Driver Power 2008 car/dealer positionN/A/16thN/A/14th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/2/895/3/2/79
0-60/30-70mph8.6/8.2 secs9.1/8.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.8/4.6 secs3.5/7.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 10.1/13.6 secs10.3/17.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "140mph/2,300rpm""135mph/2,150pm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 46.4/34.1/8.8m51.1/37.7/11.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph66/45/64/70dB66/45/65/71dB
Auto Express economy/range22.8mpg/326 miles27.0mpg/392 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 29.1/48.7/39.2mpg29.7/49.6/39.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket286/172g/km/22%242/168g/km/21%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£650Seven/yes/£605
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"£1,450/yes/£190""£1,125/yes/£145"
Climate control/leather/heated seats"Yes/£1,290/£250"Yes/340+/£320
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£550/no/no£620/no/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3"£1,975/£265*/Yes""£1,075/£245/y"

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