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Volvo V70 vs BMW 525d vs Audi A6 Avant vs Mercedes E220 - specifications

Check out the full specs of Volvo V70 vs BMW 525d vs Audi A6 Avant vs Mercedes E220.

 Volvo V70 D5 SE LuxBMW 525d Touring SEAudi A6 Avant 2.7 TDI quat.Mercedes E220 CDI AV.
On the road price/total as tested"£32,095/£38,930""£34,615/£35,880""£31,785/£37,695""£35,112/£40,212"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/38.7 per cent+"£16,927/48.9 per cent""£15,384/48.4 per cent""£16,081/45.8 per cent"
Running costs/contract hire68.9ppm/£53275.6ppm/£60873.9ppm/£56283.6ppm/£676
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£2,047/£3,723""£1,904/£3,462""£2,317/£4,213""£2,106/£3,931"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£1,623""£1,366""£1,735""£1,520"
Insurance group/quoteTBC/£380+16/£53315/£380£14/£367
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250/£443/£250+£895 (3yrs Service Inc)£250/£461/£250£280/£400/£280
     
Length/wheelbase"4,823/2,816mm""4,843/2,886mm""4,933/2,843mm""4,884/2,854mm"
Height/width"1,547/1,861mm""1,491/1,846mm""1,463/1,855mm""1,506/1,822mm"
Engine"5cyl/2,400cc""6cyl/2,993cc""V6/2,698cc""4cyl in-line/2,148cc"
Peak power"182/4,000 bhp/rpm""197/3,750 bhp/rpm""178/3,300 bhp/rpm""170/3,800 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"400/2,000 Nm/rpm""400/1,300 Nm/rpm""380/1,400 Nm/rpm""400/2,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, auto/fwd""6-spd, manual/rwd""6-spd, auto/4wd""5-spd, auto/rwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/foam sealant70 litres/run-flats80 litres/full size80 litres/space-saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"575/1,600 litres""500/1,650 litres""565/1,660 litres""690/1,950 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,778/532/2,000kg""1,735/525kg""1,815/630/2,100kg""1,785/575/2,100kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.2 metres/0.31Cd11.4 metres/0.29Cd11.9 metres/0.32Cd11.4metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/1yr RAC"3yrs (unltd)/3yrs Mond."3yrs (60,000)/3y Audi"3yrs (unltd)/30y Mobilo
Service intervals/UK dealers"18,000 miles/149"Variable/155Variable/133Variable/169
 
0-60/30-70mph9.0*/8.9 secs7.1/6.9 secs9.4*/9.2 secs9.2*/9.3 secs
30-50mph in kickdown3.5 secs2.8 secs3.7 secs3.7 secs
50-70mph in kickdown5.5 secs4.1 secs5.5 secs5.7 secs
Top speed134mph144mph138mph135mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph49.6/36.4/9.1 metres*47.0/34.2/8.6 metres*48.9/35.8/9.2 metres*51.9/37.6/9.8 metres*
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/47/59/66dB65/46/60/67dB69/46/62/67dB68/46/59/70dB
Auto Express economy/range32.5mpg/500 miles38.6mpg/594 miles30.4mpg/535 miles34.7mpg/610 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined28.8/47.1/38.2mpg32.8/52.4/42.8mpg24.3/42.8/33.6mpg28.8/47.9/38.7mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket195g/km/29 per cent176g/km/25 per cent222g/km/35 per cent194g/km/28 per cent
 
Airbags/front/rear parking sensorsSeven/£300/yesSix/yes/yesSix/£575^/£300Six/£605±/£605±
Active susp/met paint/xenons"£1,100/£575/yes"No/£640/£720"£1,500/£600/£775"£810/yes/yes
Auto box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Boot retainers/tow bar/leatherYes/£510/yes"No/£805/£1,315""£125/£700/£1,250"£165/£665/£980
Electric/memory/heated seatsYes/yes/yes£770±/£770±/£255"£750/£250/£1,500"£665±/£665±/£320
Electric tailgate/opening rear glassYes/no£490/yes£400/no£410/no
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3"£1,850/£250/yes""£1,265/£295/yes""£1,850±/£1,850±/£200""£1,990/£360/no"
 
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