Facts and figures

Mercedes A250 AMG SPORTBMW 125i M SportAudi A3 1.8 TFSI S Line
On the road price/total as tested£26,855/£37,825£26,070/£33,460£26,560/£28,375
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£11,924/44.4%£11,679/44.8%£10,385/39.1%
Depreciation£14,931£14,391£16,175
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,067/£2,133£1,085/£2,171£901/£1,802
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,928/£4,880£2,173/£3,621£2,462/£4,103
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost34/£326/F/£13530/£507/G/£17024/£326/D/£100
Servicing costTBC£300 (5yrs/60,000)£399 (3yrs/30,000)
Length/wheelbase4,292/2,699mm4,324/2,690mm4,237/2,601mm
Height/width1,433/1,780mm1,462/1765mm1,421/1,777mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,991cc4cyl in-line/1,997cc4cyl in-line/1,798cc
Peak power/revs208/5,500 bhp/rpm216/5,000 bhp/rpm178/5,100 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs350/1,200 Nm/rpm310/1,350 Nm/rpm250/1,250 Nm/rpm
Transmission7-spd auto/fwd6-spd man/rwd7-spd auto/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/run-flats52 litres/run-flats50 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)341/1,157 litres360/1,200 litres365/1,100 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,445/525/1,445kg1,420/530/1,200kg1,250/560/1,600kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.27Cd10.9 metres/0.31Cd10.7 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/4yrs3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/136Variable/154Variable/121
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.8th/10th14th/16th15th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./starsN/A91/83/63/5 stars95/87/74/5 stars 
0-60/30-70mph6.8/5.8 secs*6.4/6.3 secs*6.9/6.2 secs*
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.4/3.6 secs3.4/4.5 secs3.0/3.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th5.2/7.1/10.0 secs6.1/7.7 secs/N/A5.7/7.3/9.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph149mph/1,900rpm149mph/2,300rpm144mph/2,200rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph48.5/35.2/10.1 metres*52.4/34.4/10.1 metres*45.2/33.4/9.8 metres*
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph73/53/65/71dB72/55/65/72dB70/50/64/71dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range25.9/5.7/285 miles34.9/7.7/399 miles30.8/6.8/339 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined33.6/56.5/45.6mpg32.8/52.3/42.8mpg40.4/58.9/50.4mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined7.4/12.4/10.0mpl7.2/11.5/9.4mpl8.9/13.0/11.1mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket252/145g/km/20%187/154g/km/21%212/130g/km/17%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSeven/yes/£690^Seven/yes/£345Seven/yes/£345
Automatic box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes£1,490/yes/£500^Yes/yes/£225
Climate control/leather/heated seats£530/£1,080/£300Yes/£800/£265Yes/£795/£260
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£570/£995^/no£515/£1,140^/£310£525/yes/£425
Sat-nav/DAB/USB/Bluetooth£495/£420/yes/yes£1,550/£295/yes/yes£495/£305/yes/yes

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