Facts and figures

Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 TDI DSG DesignAudi A1 2.0 TDI Contrast Edition
On the road price/total as tested£21,680/£22,565£19,515/£23,875
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£9,951/45.9%£10,226/52.4%
Depreciation£11,729£9,289
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£946/£1,892£584/£1,168
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,929/£3,216£1,639/£2,731
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost17/£321/E/£12020/£365/B/£20
Servicing pack£329 (3yrs/30k)£375 (5yrs/50k)
Length/wheelbase4,278/2,537mm3,954/2,469mm
Height/width1,486/1,808mm1,416/1,740mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power/revs138/4,200 bhp/rpm140/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs320/1,750 Nm/rpm320/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd DSG/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver45 litres/foam
Boot capacity (seats up/down)310/905 litres270/920 litres
Kerbweight/payload1,417/407kg1,190/450kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.8 metres/0.37Cd10.7 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.18th/25th15th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars92/90/53/590/79/49/5
0-60/30-70mph8.6/8.8 secs8.8/8.1 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.6/5.0 secs3.6/6.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th7.6/10.5 secs8.1/11.3 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph121mph/2,000rpm135mph/1,900rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph48.4/35.1/8.5m48.0/35.3/9.3m
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph65/44/60/65dB65/47/61/69dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range40.6/8.9/491 miles47.8/10.5/473 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined40.9/61.4/52.3mpg56.5/78.5/68.9mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined9.0/13.5/11.5mpl12.4/13.2/15.1mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket186/140g/km/22%158/108g/km/15%
Airbags/Isofix/cruise controlSix/yes/£235Six/yes/£235
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/£2,140/£240£330/£1,225/£255
Met paint/power-fold mirrors/sunroof£495/£100/£945£510/£125/£895
Parking sensors/xenon lights£335/£705£305/£765
Sat-nav/DAB radio/Bluetooth£300/yes/yes£875/£305/£300

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