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BMW 3 Series vs rivals - specifications

 BMW 320d SportAudi A4 2.0 TDI (177) S lineMercedes C220 CDI Sport
On-the-road price/total as tested£29,080/£38,935£30,130/£30,655£31,380/£34,785
Residual value (after 3yrs/30k miles)£13,871/47.7%£12,866/42.7%£14,560/46.4%
Annual tax liability (std/higher rate)£755/£1,509£782/£1,564£1,186/£2,372
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,135/£3,558N/A£2,366/£3,944
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost31/£572/C/£3028/£484/C/£3034/£640/D/£95
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£350 (5yrs/60k) £299/£149/£279£250/£373/£250
Engine4cyl in-line/1,995cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc4cyl in-line/2,143cc
Peak power 181/4,000 bhp/rpm175/4,200 bhp/rpm168/3,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 380/1,750 Nm/rpm380/1,750 Nm/rpm400/1,400 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd man/rwd6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel57 litres/run-flats63 litres/space saver67 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 480 litres/N/A480/962 litres475 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,495/475kg/N/A1,480/550/1,600kg1,600/515/1,800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.3 metres/0.27Cd11.4 metres/N/A10.8 metres/0.26Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs 3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (unlimited)/4yrs*
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/154Variable/13515k miles (1yr)/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.9th/18th7th/26th10th/10th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A93/84/39/5 stars93/84/39/5 stars
0-60/30-70mph7.3/6.7 secs8.4/7.4 secs8.7/7.8 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.3/5.3 secs3.6/5.3 secs3.9/6.1 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 6.2/8.7 secs6.9/9.7 secs7.5/10.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 146mph/2,000rpm143mph/2,000rpm144mph/1,700rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 47.1/34.4/8.6 metres44.7/32.4/8.5 metres53.2/39.3/10.1 mtrs
Auto Express economy/range36.8mpg/461 milesN/A33.2mpg/489 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 48.7/74.3/61.4mpg51.4/68.9/61.4mpg50.4/76.3/64.2mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket206/120g/km/13%N/A/120g/km/13%228/133g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSeven/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise control£1,525/yes/yes£1,480/yes/yes£1,500/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats Yes/£1,265/£300Yes/£1,250/£280Yes/£1,350/£330
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£610/£495/no£615/yes/£505£640/yes/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£1,550/yes/yes£1,620/£255/yes£495/yes/yes
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