It's fun to be middle class

Test upper class against middle class

Downsizing, i.e. shrinking, is not a chicane and certainly not a fashion. It's a necessity, at least as far as the car is concerned. Common sense should suffice for insight. Incidentally, it is less the responsibility of the Rolls-Royce and Ferrari owners than we, the masses. Because the mass does it. And the A6, 5 Series and the E-Class are not insignificantly involved. The diet presented here proves: You can also do it a size smaller, and surprisingly well. We just have to overcome ourselves. The thing makes sense above all if the class change also takes place under the hood; smaller car, smaller engine. The fact that not only the environment but also the wallet is laughing is not bad either.
MODELAudi A4 2.0 TDI ambitionAudi A6 2.7 TDI
Displacement1968 cm32698 cm3
kW (PS) at rpm105 (143)/4200132 (180)/3300
Nm at rpm320/1750380/1400
Consumption (test value)6.6 liters8.1 liters
Exhaust CO2 (test value)172 g / km214 g / km
Top speed215 km / h225 km / h
0-100 km / h (test value)9.9 seconds8.5 seconds
Braking distance from 100 km / h (cold / warm)36.2 / 35.8 meters37.0 / 37.1 meters
Trunk volume480 liters546 liters
Empty weight / payload1590/420 kg1802/433 kg
Costs per km (4 years / 60,000 km)0.50 euros / km0.61 euros / km
price32,350 euros41,300 euros *
* including Multitronic 2200 euros
Comparison of the leasing offers from Audi
Special leasing payment6470 euros8,260 euros
Monthly rate336 euros443 euros
Total payment18,566 euros24,208 euros
Private leasing (kilometer leasing), 20 percent special leasing payment, 36 months term, 15,000 km annual mileage; Monthly rates rounded; Information according to the manufacturer's banks, without guarantee.
MODELBMW 318dBMW 530d
Displacement1995 cm32993 cm3
kW (PS) at rpm105 (143)/4000173 (235)/4000
Nm at rpm300/1750500/1750
Consumption (test value)5.9 liters7.8 liters
Exhaust CO2 (test value)154 g / km208 g / km
Top speed210 km / h248 km / h
0-100 km / h (test value)9.4 seconds7.1 seconds
Braking distance from 100 km / h (cold / warm)36.4 / 36.3 meters36.9 / 36.6 meters
Trunk volume460 kg520 kg
Empty weight / payload1528/422 kg1705/455 kg
Costs per km (4 years / 60,000 km)0.48 euros / km0.76 euros / km
price31,520 euros *48,060 euros **
* including 17-inch tires, ** including automatic 2300 euros
Comparison of the leasing offers from BMW
Special leasing payment6304 euros9612 euros
Monthly rate361 euros586 euros
Total payment19,300 euros30,708 euros
Private leasing (kilometer leasing), 20 percent special leasing payment, 36 months term, 15,000 km annual mileage; Monthly rates rounded; Information according to the manufacturer's banks, without guarantee.
MODELMercedes C 200 CDI avant-gardeMercedes E 300 Bluetec
Displacement2148 cm32987 cm3
kW (PS) at rpm100 (136)/3800155 (211)/3400
Nm at rpm270/1600540/1600
Consumption (test value)6.6 liters8.2 liters
Exhaust CO2 (test value)173 g / km218 g / km
Top speed215 km / h245 km / h
0-100 km / h (test value)10.3 seconds7.7 seconds
Braking distance from 100 km / h (cold / warm)36.8 / 37.2 meters37.3 / 38 meters
Trunk volume475 liters540 liters
Empty weight / payload1610/435 kg1808/452 kg
Costs per km (4 years / 60,000 km)0.54 euros / km0.72 euros / km
price34,010 euros50,397 euros
* including Multiktronic 2200 euros
Comparison of leasing offers from Mercedes
Special leasing payment6802 euros10,079 euros
Monthly rate387 euros562 euros
Total payment20,734 euros30,311 euros
Private leasing (kilometer leasing), 20 percent special leasing payment, 36 months term, 15,000 km annual mileage; Monthly rates rounded; Information according to the manufacturer's banks, without guarantee.