Facts and figures

7 Nov, 2012 11:00am
BMW 330d Luxury Touring Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro Merc C350 CDI Sport Plus Estate
On-the-road price/total as tested £37,200/£48,505 £38,545/£42,050 £37,575/£46,080
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000) £17,633 £15,302 £18,224
Depreciation 47.4%/£19,567 39.7%/£23,243 48.5%/£19,351
Annual tax liability std/higher rate £1,555/£3,110 £1,832/£3,664 £1,942/£3,884
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles) £1,939/£3,232 £2,511/£4,185 £2,318/£3,863
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost 38/£588/E/£120 34/£523/G/£170 41/£650/G/£170
Servicing costs £350 (5yrs/60k) £21pcm (3yrs) £27pcm (3yrs)
Length/wheelbase 4,624/2,810mm 4,699/2,808mm 4,606/2,760mm
Height/width 1,429/1,811mm 1,436/1,826mm 1,459/1,770mm
Engine 6cyl in-line/2,995cc V6/2,967cc V6/2,987cc
Peak power 255/4,000 bhp/rpm 242/4,000 bhp/rpm 261/3,800 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 560/1,500 Nm/rpm 500/1,400 Nm/rpm 620/1,600 Nm/rpm
Transmission 8-spd auto/rwd 7-spd auto/4wd 7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 57 litres/run-flats 61 litres/space saver 59 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 495/1,500 litres 490/1,430 litres 485/1,500 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 1,680/550/1,800kg 1,725/570/1,900kg 1,760/530/1,800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient 11.3 metres/0.31Cd 11.4 metres/N/A 10.8 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs 3yrs (60k)/3yrs RAC 3yrs (unlimited)/4yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable miles (1yr)/153 Variable miles (1yr)/121 Variable miles/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos. 14th/16th 15th/18th 8th/10th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars 95/84/78/5 stars^ 93/84/39/5 stars^ 82/70/30/5 stars^
0-60/30-70mph 5.8/5.3 secs 5.9/5.5 secs 6.3/6.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 2.3/2.7 secs 2.7/3.8 secs 2.4/3.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/8th 3.7/4.7/5.7/8.4 secs 5.0/6.7/10.7 secs/N/A 4.5/6.1 secs/N/A/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 155mph/1,600rpm 155mph/1,600rpm 155mph/1,600rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.1/35.0/8.8m 45.9/33.7/8.6m 46.7/34.6/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph 64/43/61/67dB 66/44/58/68dB 69/46/60/68dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range 40.4/8.9/507 miles 31.2/6.9/419 miles 33.8/7.4/439 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 44.8/62.8/55.4mpg 40.4/54.3/47.9mpg 38.7/52.3/47.1mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 9.9/13.8/12.2mpl 243/154g/km/24% 8.5/11.5/10.4mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 187/135g/km/21% 224/162g/km/26%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensors Six/yes/yes Six/yes/yes Seven/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise control Yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes Yes/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats Yes/yes/£300 Yes/yes*/£300 Yes/no/£330
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go Yes/£495/£470 £615/yes/£470 £645/yes/£930
Sat-nav/DAB/USB/Bluetooth £1,550/£305/yes/yes £1,695/£305/£255/yes £495/£335/yes/yes
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