Megane GT diesel vs Golf GTD - specifications

 VW Golf GTDMegane GT
On the road price/total as tested£24,230/£28,400£22,975/£25,570
Residual (3yrs/36,000 miles)£11,703/48.3%£8,455/36.8%
Depreciation£12,527£14,520
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£872/£1,745£1,057/£2,114
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,760/£2,933£1,885/£3,141
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost30/£526/E/£11025/£480/G/£155
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250 (3yrs/30k)£230/£334/£230
Length/wheelbase4,213/2,578mm4,295/2,641mm
Height/width1,501/1,786mm1,471/1,808mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/1,995cc
Peak power 168/4,200 bhp/rpm158/3,750 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 350/1,750 Nm/rpm380/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver60 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres372/1,129 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,329/551/1,500kg1,384/475/1,300kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.31Cd10.9 metres/0.31Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60k)/1yr3yrs (60k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/22318,000 miles/330
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.17th/22nd27th/15th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points97/84/61/5 stars5/4/2/87 points^
0-60/30-70mph7.6/7.3 secs8.2/7.9 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.0/4.9 secs3.2/4.6 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.4/8.5 secs6.1/8.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 138mph/2,000rpm134mph/2,250rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.2/37.2/9.4m48.2/34.8/9.0m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph67/45/63/69dB66/45/65/70dB
Auto Express economy/range38.1mpg/456 miles35.2mpg/465 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 43.5/65.7/55.4mpg37.7/56.5/47.9mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket201/134g/km/18%215/155g/km/23%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSeven/yes/£420Six/yes/yes
Auto box/stability/cruise control£1,310/yes/£225No/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£1,815/£365*£410/£920/£305
Met paint/xenon lights/keyless go£430/£1,110/no£405**/£665/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£1,700/£295/y/£240£460/no/yes/yes

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