BMW 116d vs Audi A3 TDIe - specifications

 BMW 116d Sport 3drAudi A3 TDIe
On the road price/total as tested£18,415/£19,620£17,070/£18,755
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£8,475/46.0%£8,876/52.0%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£479/£958£444/£888
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,491/£2,485£1,290/£2,151
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost20/£501/C/£3518/£434/C/£35
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceSee cost panel£190/£135/£110
Peak power 116/4,000 bhp/rpm104/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 260/1,750 Nm/rpm250/1,900 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd/rwd5-spd/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel51 litres/run-flat55 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 330/1,150litres350/1,080 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.30Cd10.7 metres/0.33Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs 60,000/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/155Variable/133
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.8th (09)/20th (08)11th (09)/16th (08)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/3/1/704/3/1/72
0-60/30-70mph9.9/10.2 secs10.4/10.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 5.2/8.1 secs4.6/8.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 10.8/15.8 secs11.4 secs/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 124mph/1,900rpm120mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.4/36.9/9.4m52.1/38.7/9.9m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/47/62/67dBN/A
Auto Express economy/range36.7mpg/412 miles42.4mpg/513 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 52.3/70.6/64.2mpg48.7/74.3/62.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket206/118g/km/13%179/119g/km/13%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/£315Six/yes/£215
CD player/aux inYes/yesYes/yes
Air-con/folding door mirrorsYes/£165Yes/£115
Cruise control/xenon lights £180/£620£210/no
Stability control/stop-startYes/yesYes/no
Split fold seatsYesYes

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