Citroen DS3 Racing vs rivals - specifications

 RS ClioMINI JCWDS3 Racing
On the road price/total as tested£17,810/£19,750£22,320/£26,010£23,100/£24,350
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£7,373/41.4%£10,803/48.4%N/A
Depreciation£10,437£11,517N/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£936/£1,872£973/£1,946£825/£1,650
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,497/£4,161£2,315/£3,859£2,505/£4,176
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost30/£627/J/£42536/£803/G/£15532/£627/F/£125
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£199 (3yrs/30k miles)£249 tlc (5yrs/50k)£199 (3yrs/35k)
Length/wheelbase4,017/2,585mm3,730/2,467mm3,962/2,464mm
Height/width1,484/1,769mm1,407/1,683mm1,443/1,717mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,998cc4cyl/1,598cc turbo4cyl/1,598cc turbo
Peak power/revs202/7,100 bhp/rpm208/6,000 bhp/rpm204/6,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 215/5,400 Nm/rpm260/1,850 Nm/rpm275/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sealant50 litres/run-flat48 litres/foam
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 288/1,028 litres160/680 litres285/980 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,240/450kg/N/A1,215/375kg/N/A1,165kg/N/A
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.35Cd10.7 metres/0.37Cd10.4 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k miles)/2yrs3yrs (unlimted)/3yrs 3yrs (60k miles)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealers12,000 miles (2yrs)/330Variable/14820,000/210
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.27th/15th19th/11th26th/23rd
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars5/4/1/81 points*5/3/2/76 points*87/71/35/5
0-60/30-70mph7.3/6.7 secs6.5/5.5 secs6.5/6.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.2/5.8 secs2.9/4.0 secs3.8/5.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 7.2/10.0 secs4.8/6.4 secs5.6/9.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 141mph/3,200pm148mph/2,800rpm146mph/2,400rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 43.4/33.1/7.9m52.7/35.1/8.9m46.5/34.6/8.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/43/43/67dB61/42/59/67dB60/41/42/63dB
Auto Express economy/range28.1mpg/340 miles30.3mpg/333 miles28.0mpg/296 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 25.2/43.5/34.4mpg30.1/48.7/39.8mpg32.5/57.6/44.1mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket232/190g/km/27%215/165g/km/22%233/149g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/£275Six/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlYes/£1,045/no£235/£1,300/£215Yes/Alcantara/no
Climate control/leather/heated seats£435/no/yes£340/£485/noNo/no/no
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless goNo/yes/yesNo/yes/£175No/yes/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£470/yes/£290£1,345/yes/£295£800/yes/yes

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