Mercedes C-Class Estate vs BMW 3-Series Touring - specifications

 Mercedes C220 CDI Sport EstateBMW 325i M Sport Touring
On the road price/total as tested"£30,777/£39,117""£30,295/£34,140"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/50.3 per cent*"£14,723/48.6 per cent"
Running costs/contract hire67.5ppm/£477*73.8ppm/£515
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,490/£2,708""£1,400/£2,548"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£1,570/£2,616""£1,679/£2,798"
Insurance group/quote 14/£45316/£511
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£250/£500/£250"£496 (3yrs/36,000 miles inc)"
Length/wheelbase "4,596/2,760mm""4,520/2,760mm"
Engine"4cyl in-line/2,148cc turbo""6cyl in-line/2,996cc"
Peak power"170/3,800 bhp/rpm""218/6,100 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"400/2,000 Nm/rpm""270/2,400 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"5-spd, auto/rwd""6-spd, man/rwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 66 litres/space saver63 litres/run-flats
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"485/1,500 litres""460/1,385 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,605/530/1,800kg""1,565/465kg/N/A"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.8 metres/0.30Cd11.0 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/30yrs Mobilo Life""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs Mondial"
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable/136Variable/155
0-60/30-70/0-100mph9.8/10.0/30.9 secs^6.9/6.5/19.4secs^
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 4.2 secs/N/A4.7/6.6 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 8.3 secs/N/A9.0/12.4 secs
Top speed 139mph153mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.0/33.7/9.3 metres^46.2/33.8/9.0 metres^
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/47/62/67dB62/42/62/68dB
Auto Express economy/range37.6mpg/546 miles33.5mpg/464 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 34.9/57.6/46.3mpg28.5/50.4/39.2mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket161g/km/22 per cent173g/km/21 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSeven/yes/£605/yesSix/yes/yes^^/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes"£1,635/yes/yes"
Clim ctrl/leather/electric/heated seats"Yes/£1,295/£950/£320"Yes/£995/£890/£260
Electric roof/tailgate/multifunc steering"£1,295/yes/yes"£995/no/yes
Met paint/xenons/opening tailgate glass£620/£725/no£535/£430/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,995*/£1,995*/yes/yes""£1,970/£295/yes/£535"
Towbar/underfloor area/auto load cover£610/yes/no£625/yes/no


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