BMW 5-Series Touring vs. rivals - specifications

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On the road price/total as tested SE Touring £38,320/£54,820 £40,255/£42,660
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000) N/A 43.2/£16,554 39.3/£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/cost 45/£666/G/£155 41/£718/J/£235 37/£629/J/£235
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service £1,395 (5yrs/60k) £1,080 (3yrs/N/A) £50/month (5y/50k)
Length/wheelbase 4,907/2,968mm 4,895/2,874mm 4,927/2,843mm
Height/width 1,462/1,860mm 1,512/1,854mm 1,463/1,855mm
Engine 6cyl in-line/2,993cc V6/2,987cc V6/2,967cc
Peak power 242/4,000 bhp/rpm 228/3,800 bhp/rpm 237/4,000 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 540/1,750 Nm/rpm 540/1,600 Nm/rpm 500/1,500 Nm/rpm
Transmission 8-spd auto/rwd 7-spd auto/rwd 6-spd auto/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 70 litres/run-flat 89 litres/space saver 80 litres/full-size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 560/1,670 litres 695/1,950 litres 565/1,660 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight 1,790/650/2,000kg 1,925/575/2,100kg 1,845/630/2,100kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient 12.0 metres/0.31Cd 11.3 metres/0.29Cd 11.9 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery 3yrs (60,000)/3yrs 3yrs (unltd)/4yrs 3yrs (60,000)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable/154 Variable/136 Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos. 10th/17th 9th/12th 12th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars 95/83/78/5 86/77/59/5 5/4/1/75 (old test)
0-60/30-70mph 7.0/6.8 secs 7.1/7.0 secs 7.7/6.9 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th/kickdown 2.9/3.7/3.0 secs N/A/N/A/2.9 secs 3.5/5.1/2.8 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/kickdown 5.0/6.8/9.3/3.8 secs N/A/N/A/N/A/4.1 secs 8.6/N/A/N/A/4.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 150mph/1,400rpm 149mph/2,000rpm 152mph/1,800rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.4/35.2/9.6m 51.9/37.0/9.9m 47.8/34.8/9.6m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph 70/55/58/65dB 67/54/59/66dB 70/54/59/66dB
Auto Express economy/range 27.8mpg/428 miles 26.0mpg/509 miles 25.0mpg/440 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 35.3/53.3/44.8mpg 31.0/46.3/39.2mpg 30.4/48.7/39.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket 272/165g/km/25% 291/191g/km/30% 303/189g/km/29%
Airbags/Isofix/cruise/adaptive cruise Six/yes/yes/£1,300 Seven/yes/yes/£2,250^ Six/yes/yes/£1,100
Active dampers/self-levelling rear susp. £2,220/yes Yes/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/yes Yes/yes/yes £400/yes/yes
Sat-nav/heated seats/metallic paint £2,045/£300/yes £1,185/yes/£630 Yes/£300/£700


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