BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 - specifications

 BMW 520d EDAudi A6 SE 2.0 TDI
On the road price/total as tested£30,435/£35,065£30,145/£31,580
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£14,122/46.4%£13,505/44.8%
Depreciation£16,313£16,640
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£790/£1,580£1,083/£2,166
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,966/£3,277£2,260/£3,767
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost32/£645/C/£3026/£596/D/£95
Service cost£400 (3yrs/30k)£1,548 (3yrs/30k)*
Length/wheelbase4,899/2968mm4,915/2,912mm
Height/width1,464/1,860mm1,455/1,874mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,995cc4cyl in-line/1,968cc
Peak power/revs 181/4,000 bhp/rpm175/4,200 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs 380/1,750 Nm/rpm380/1,750 Nm/rpm
Transmission6-spd man/fwd6-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel70 litres/run-flat65 litres/foam
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 520 litres/N/A530/995 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,695/610/2,000kg1,575/580/1,600kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.0 metres/0.27Cd11.9 metres/0.26Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/154Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.9th/18th7th/26th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars95/83/78/591/83/41/5
0-60/30-70mph8.4/8.2 secs8.2/7.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.8/6.3 secs3.4/5.0 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th7.5/11.2 secs6.3/8.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 144mph/1,800rpm141mph/2,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 53.6/39.4/9.9m48.9/36.7/9.0m
Auto Express economy/range39.2mpg/604 miles34.1mpg/488 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 50.4/72.4/62.8mpg47.1/64.2/57.6mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket193/119g/km/13%222/129g/km/18%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise ctrlNo/yes/yes£1,645/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesYes/yes/£390
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go£655/£920/yes£750/£1,240/£575
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£1,580/yes/yesYes/yes/yes

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