Volvo S60 vs Rivals - specifications

 BMW 320d SE Business EditionAudi A4 2.0 Tdi Technik 170psVolvo S60 D3 SE premium
On-the-road price/total as tested£28,245/£29,325£27,815/£33,755£27,295/£30,595
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,017/£2,034£1,001/£2,003£1,037/£2,074
Residual value (3yrs/36,000)41.6%/£11,75043.4%/£12,072N/A
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,407/2,345£1,672/£2,786£2,134/£3,556
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost29/£480/D/£9026/£438/E/£11029/£490/E/£110
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£300 (5yrs)£900 (3yrs)N/A
Length/wheelbase4,531/2,760mm4,703/2,808mm4,628/2,776mm
Height/width1,421/1,817mm1,427/1,826mm1,484/1,899mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,995cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc5cyl in-line/1,984cc
Peak power 181/4,000 bhp/rpm168/4,200 bhp/rpm161/2,900 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 380/1,900 Nm/rpm350/1,750 Nm/rpm400/1,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission 6-spd man/rwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel61 litres/run-flats65 litres/space saver67.5 litres/sealant
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 460 litres/N/A480/962 litres339 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,505/520/1,600kg1,465/550/1,600kg1,611/479/1,600kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.27Cd11.4 metres/0.27Cd11.3 metres/0.28Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs 3yrs (60k)/1yr
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/154Variable/13518,000 miles/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/17th12th/18th16th/20th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points5/4/1/78*93/84/39/5N/A
0-60/30-70mph7.9/7.4 secs8.8/8.1 secs9.8/9.7 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.4/5.3 secs3.7/5.8 secs3.5/5.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.6/9.6 secs7.2/10.8 secs7.2/9.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 146mph/1,900rpm143mph/2,000rpm137mph/1,800rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.9/35.2/8.9m49.2/33.6/8.9m48.9/35.9/9.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph70/47/64/69dB70/49/64/70dB67/45/63/70dB
Auto Express economy/range46.1mpg/619 miles38.8mpg/555 miles30.4mpg/448 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 47.9/70.6/60.1mpg45.6/64.2/55.4mpg39.2/67.3/53.3mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket164/125g/km/18%195/134g/km/18%249/139g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control£1,495/yes/£190No/yes/yes£1,450/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£295Yes/yes/£275Yes/yes/£265
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£595/£690/no£600/£1,015^/£495£625/no/£650**
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth connectionYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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