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Mercedes C180 AMGAudi A5 1.8 TFSI S line
On-the-road price/total as tested£32,590/£42,670£30,565/£32,470
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£14,796/45.4%£15,374/50.3%
Depreciation£17,794£15,191
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,296/£2,592£1,033/£2,067
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)£2,097/£3,495£2,040/£3,400
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost32/£444/F/£13527/£353/E/£120
Servicing cost£972 (3yrs)£1,440 (3yrs)
Length/wheelbase4,633/2,760mm4,626/2,751mm
Height/width1,391/1,770mm1,372/1,854mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,595cc4cyl in-line/1,798cc
Peak power152/5,000 bhp/rpm168/3,800 bhp/rpm
Peak torque250/1,250 Nm/rpm320/1,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission7-spd auto/rwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel66 litres/space saver63 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)450litres/N/A455/829 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,505/470/1,800kg1,425/500/1,500kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.8metres/0.27Cd11.4 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/4yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/136Variable/121
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.8th/10th15th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars90/79/57/5 starsN/A
0-60/30-70mph9.1/9.0 secs8.0/7.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th4.2/5.8 secs4.0/5.9 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th9.8/11.8/13.6 secs7.4/9.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph139mph/2,000rpm143mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph46.1/33.8/8.6m46.8/34.3/8.4m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph63/43/58/67dB60/43/60/69dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range35.9/7.9/521 miles36.9/8.1/511 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined35.3/53.3/44.8mpg38.2/58.9/49.6mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined7.7/11.7/9.9mpl8.4/13.0/10.9mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket182/147g/km/20%177/134g/km/17%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSeven/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise ctrlYes/yes/yes£1,480/yes/£225
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,720/£330Yes/yes/£280
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£645/yes/£930£615/yes/£505
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£495/yes/yes£1,620/£255/yes
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