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VW Golf GTD Vs Audi A3 TDI - specifications

 VW Golf GTD TDIAudi A3 TDI Sportback
On the road price/total as tested£22,435/£25,890£22,120/£22,415
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£10,525/46.9%£11,000/49.7%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£808/£1,615£796/£1,593
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,632/£2,721£1,690/£2,816
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost30/N/A/E/£12026/£529/E/£120
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£195/£285/£385£190/£260/£340
Length/wheelbase4,213/2,578mm4,292/2,578mm
Height/width1,501/1,786mm1,423/1,765mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power 168/4,200 bhp/rpm168/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 350/1,750 Nm/rpm350/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd manual/fwd6-spd manual/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver55 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres370/1,100 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weightN/A1,335/560/1,400kg
Turning circle10.9 metres10.7 metres
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/223Variable^^/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.16th (09)/23rd (08)11th (09)/16th (08)
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points97/84/61/5 stars*4/3/1/72
0-60mph7.8 secs8.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.0/5.1 secs3.1/5.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 5.8/7.9 secs5.9/7.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 136mph/2,000rpm139mph/2,100rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.5/36.8/9.3m49.2/36.8/9.4m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph66/47/59/70dB67/45/61/71dB
Auto Express economy/range35.1mpg/425 miles33.9mpg/410 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 40.4/65.7/53.3mpg40.9/67.3/54.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket216/139g/km/18%223/139g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£540#Six/yes/£295
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,310/yes/£210£1,420/yes/£210
Bluetooth connectivity/sat-nav £380/£1,570£375/£1,615
CD changer/MP3 compatibility £350^/£350^£260/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,675**Yes/£980/£245
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£395/£1,025/no£490/£980/no
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