Audi A8 vs Rivals - specifications

 Mercedes S350CDIAudi A8 3.0 TDI Quattro SE ExecJaguar XJ 3.0D Portfolio
On-the-road price/total as tested£60,140/£91,755£58,600/£95,050£66,500/£68,748
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£25,860/43.0%£23,264/39.7%£28,529/42.9%
Depreciation£34,280£35,336£37,971
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£3,248/£6,495£3,047/£6,094£3,724/£7,448
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,834/£4,723£1,930/£3,217£2,812/£4,687
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost49/£1,103/I/£20043/£788/H/£18049/£1,055/I/£200
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£329/£399/£329£149/£269/£149£225/£380/£270
Length/wheelbase5,096/3,035mm5,137/2,992mm5,122/3,032mm
Height/width1,479/1,871mm1,460/1,949mm1,448/1,894mm
EngineV6/2,987ccV6/2,967ccV6/2,993cc
Peak power 258/3,600 bhp/rpm250/4,000bhp/rpm271/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 620/1,600 Nm/rpm550/1,500Nm/rpm600/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 7-spd auto/rwd8-spd auto/4wd6-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel94 litres/space saver90 litres/space saver83 litres/space saver
Boot capacity 560 litres510 litres520 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight2,060/580kg1,840/690kg1,796/569kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.2 metres/N/A12.3 metres/N/A12.3 metres/0.29Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/4yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/136Variable/135Variable/97
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.9th/12th12th/18th3rd/5th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/AN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph7.2/6.9 secs6.1/5.8 secs6.4/6.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1/5.2 secs2.6/3.5 secs3.1/4.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.3/9.7 secs4.1/5.8 secs5.9/9.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 155mph/1,600rpm155mph/1,500rpm155mph/1,600rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.0/35.1/9.1m45.3/332.6/8.5m43.6/30.2/8.7m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/42/54/64dB65/44/58/66db63/44/58/66dB
Auto Express economy/range26.2mpg/542 miles28.8mpg/570 miles26.4mpg/482 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 30.4/53.3/41.5mpg35.3/48.7/42.8mpg29.6/50.0/40.1mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket289/177g/km/27%263/174g/km/26%287/184g/km/28%
Airbags/night vision/adaptive cruiseSeven/£1,690/£2,065*Six/£2,045/£2,045Six/no/£1,277
Heated/cooled/memory seatsYes/£690/£600Yes/£765/yesYes/yes/yes
Soft-close/power boot/keyless go£470/£1,230^/£1,230^£655/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Rear camera/lane assist/blind spot£395/£2,065*/£2,065*Yes/£510/£835Yes/no/£460
Sat-nav/digital TV/BluetoothYes/£855/yesYes/£1,330/yesYes/£511/yes

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