VW Golf Bluemotion vs BMW 118d SE - specifications

 VW Golf Bluemotion 1.9 TDI MatchBMW 118d SE
On the road price/total as tested£16,745/£16,815£20,830/£21,770
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£8,306/49.6 per cent£10,103/48.5 per cent
Running costs/contract hire45.8ppm/£32350.4ppm/£355
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£479/£870£595/£1,082
Annual fuel cost (12,000/20,000 miles)£1,491/£2,485£1,263/£2,104
Ins. group/quote/tax band/cost14/£290/B/£3511/£330/B/£35
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£110/£135/£110£415(Service Inclusive package)
Length/wheelbase4,204/2,578mm4,239/2,660mm
Height/width1,498/1,759mm1,421/1,748mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,896cc turbo4cyl in-line/1,995cc turbo
Peak power 104/4,000 bhp/rpm143/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 250/1,900 Nm/rpm300/2,000 Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd, man/fwd6-spd, man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/space saver51 litres/run flats
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 350/1,305 litres330/1,150 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,251/639/1,400kg1,395/435/1,200kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.9 metres/0.30Cd10.7 metres/0.30Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60,000)/1yr VW3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs BMW
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/259Variable/155
Driver Power car/dealer position16th/20th40th/11th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/pedes/pointsFive/four/three/89Five/three/one/70
0-60/30-70mph10.8/10.1 secs9.1/8.5 secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 4.6/7.7 secs4.0/6.5 secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 10.6 secs/N/A8.3/10.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 116mph/1,900130mph/1,900
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.6/37.5/9.5 metres 50.4/36.9/9.4 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph68/47/62/69dB65/47/62/67dB
Auto Express economy/range42.0mpg/508 miles49.6mpg/556 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 48.7/74.3/62.8mpg52.3/70.6/62.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket180/119g/km/13 per cent152/119g/km/13 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/£315/yesSix/yes/yes/£85
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/£695/£1,645*/£1,645*Yes/yes/£1,065/£230
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yes£1,460/yes/£180
Low-resistance tyres/met paint/xenonsYes/£365/noYes/£440/£560
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth£1,400*/£1,400*/yes/no£1,460/£295/yes/£535

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