New 5-Series vs rivals - specifications

 BMW 5-SeriesMercedes E-ClassAudi A6
On the road price/total as tested£38,670/£48,010£36,170/£49,830£36,865/£39,055
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£18,252/47.2%£15,191/42.0%£14,230/38.6%
3yr depreciation £20,418£20,979£22,455
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,779/£3,558£2,025/£4,051£2,138/£4,276
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,485/£2,475£1,725/£2,874£1,638/£2,730
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost40/£798/G/£15541/£912/I/£20038/£678/J/£235
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£350 (Service Inclusive)£245/£360/£245£325/£183/£395
Engine6cyl in-line/2,993ccV6/2,987ccV6/2,967cc
Peak power 242/4,000 bhp/rpm228/3,800 bhp/rpm237/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 540/1,750 Nm/rpm540/1,600 Nm/rpm500/1,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission 8-spd auto/rwd7-spd auto/rwd6-spd auto/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/run-flat80 litres/space saver80 litres/full-size
Boot capacity 520 litres540 litres546 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.9 metres/0.28Cd11.2 metres/0.25Cd11.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/4yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/15415,500/136Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.8th/12th^^9th/16th^^11th/18th^^
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A86/77/59/55/4/1/75**
0-60/30-70mph5.8/5.4 secs6.5/6.4 secs6.6/6.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th/kickdown 2.3/2.9/2.3 secsN/A/N/A/2.7 secs3.0/4.4/2.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/kickdown 3.9/5.1/7.1/3.1 secs3.7 secs (in kickdown)3.5 secs (in kickdown)
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 155mph/1,500rpm155mph/1,700rpm155mph/2,200rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 8.6/34.3/46.4m8.8/33.9/47.0m8.9/35.8/49.6m
Auto Express economy/range37.4mpg/576 miles32.2mpg/567 miles33.9mpg/597 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 36.2/53.3/45.6mpg31.4/50.4/40.9mpg30.4/48.7/39.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket202/160g/km/23%235/181g/km/28%223/189g/km/29%
Airbags/Isofix/adaptive or air-suspSix/yes/£2,220*Seven/yes/£1,395Six/yes/£1,500
Climate ctrl/front/rear parking sensorsYes (£380+)/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/£575/£300
Lane dep/blind spot/tyre pres warning£390/£460/yes£1,595^/£1,595^/£285£400/£450/£85
Power-fold mirrors/cruise/adapt cruise £245/yes/£1,300£2,175/no/yes£125/yes/£1,100
Sat-nav/head-up display/xenon lights£1,960/£940/£900Yes/no/£1,325


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