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BMW 5-Series Touring vs. rivals - specifications

 BMW 530dMercedes E350 CDI A’GARDE EstAudi A6 S LINE 3.0 TDI AVANT
On the road price/total as testedSE Touring£38,320/£54,820£40,255/£42,660
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)N/A43.2/£16,55439.3/£15,820
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£2,050/£4,101£2,299/£4,598£2,335/£4,670
Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)£2,194/£3,656£2,346/£3,910£2,440/£4,066
Ins. group/quote/VED band/cost45/£666/G/£15541/£718/J/£23537/£629/J/£235
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£1,395 (5yrs/60k)£1,080 (3yrs/N/A)£50/month (5y/50k)
Length/wheelbase4,907/2,968mm4,895/2,874mm4,927/2,843mm
Height/width1,462/1,860mm1,512/1,854mm1,463/1,855mm
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-flat89 litres/space saver80 litres/full-size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 560/1,670 litres695/1,950 litres565/1,660 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 1,790/650/2,000kg1,925/575/2,100kg1,845/630/2,100kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.0 metres/0.31Cd11.3 metres/0.29Cd11.9 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/4yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/154Variable/136Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th/17th9th/12th12th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars95/83/78/586/77/59/55/4/1/75 (old test)
0-60/30-70mph7.0/6.8 secs7.1/7.0 secs7.7/6.9 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th/kickdown 2.9/3.7/3.0 secsN/A/N/A/2.9 secs3.5/5.1/2.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/kickdown 5.0/6.8/9.3/3.8 secsN/A/N/A/N/A/4.1 secs8.6/N/A/N/A/4.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 150mph/1,400rpm149mph/2,000rpm152mph/1,800rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.4/35.2/9.6m51.9/37.0/9.9m47.8/34.8/9.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph70/55/58/65dB67/54/59/66dB70/54/59/66dB
Auto Express economy/range27.8mpg/428 miles26.0mpg/509 miles25.0mpg/440 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 35.3/53.3/44.8mpg31.0/46.3/39.2mpg30.4/48.7/39.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket272/165g/km/25%291/191g/km/30%303/189g/km/29%
Airbags/Isofix/cruise/adaptive cruise Six/yes/yes/£1,300Seven/yes/yes/£2,250^Six/yes/yes/£1,100
Active dampers/self-levelling rear susp.£2,220/yesYes/yes£1,500^^/no
Parking camera/sensors front/rear£320/yes/yes£375/yes/yes£950/£650/£330
Powered tailgate/leather/12V in boot£420/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£400/yes/yes
Sat-nav/heated seats/metallic paint £2,045/£300/yes£1,185/yes/£630Yes/£300/£700
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