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Audi RS6 Avant vs Mercedes E63 AMG Estate

 Audi RS6 AvantMercedes E63 AMG Estate
On the road price/total as tested£76,985/£101,020£75,535/£75,535
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£36,260/47.1%£34,595/45.8%
Depreciation£40,725£40,940
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£5,326/£10,653£5,225/£10,450
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£4,383/£7,304£4,310/£7,183
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost48/£1,446/L/£47547/£1,437/L/£475
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£450/£600/£4503yrs @ £45pcm
   
Length/wheelbase4,979/2,915mm4,905/2,874mm
Height/width1,461/1,936mm1,507/1,854mm
EngineV8/3,993ccV8/5,461cc
Peak power/revs552/5,700 bhp/rpm557/5,500 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs700/1,750 Nm/rpm720/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission8-spd S Tronic/4WD7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel75 litres/sealant80 litres/space-s’r
Boot capacity565/1,680 litres695/1,950 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,935/630/2,100kg1,955/585kg/N/A
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres11.3 metres
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs 3yrs (u’td)/3yrs 
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/121Variable/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/18th^5th/10th^
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./starsN/AN/A
   
0-60/30-70mph3.7/3.0 secs*4.5/3.5 secs*
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.1/2.8 secs2.3/3.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/8th3.3/4.8 secs4.3/6.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph7.0/11.5 secsN/A/N/A
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph155mph/1,800rpm155mph/1,800rpm
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph47.4/35.0/8.8m47.9/35.6/9.2m
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range17.8/4.0/294 miles18.1/4.0/319 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined20.3/37.7/28.8mpg20.3/36.2/28.3mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined4.5/8.4/6.4mpl4.5/8.0/6.3mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket367/229g/km/35%361/234g/km/35%
   
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSeven/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesYes/LED/yes
Met. paint/xenon lights/wind deflectoryes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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