BMW 7-series vs Mercedes S-Class - specifications

 Mercedes S320 CDI LBMW 730d SE
On the road price/total as tested"£59,885/£87,715""£54,160/£57,670"
Residual value (after 3yrs/30k miles)"£25,631/42.8%""£20,310/37.5%"
Running costs129.9ppm130.1ppm
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£4,192/£8,384""£3,141/£6,282"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,307/£3,846""£2,125/£3,542"
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost47/£681/G/£40047/£643/F/£210
Cost of servicing"5yr/60k plan £3,450"5yr/60k inc in price
Length/wheelbase"5,206/3,165mm""5,072/3,070mm"
Height/width"1,473/1,871mm""1,479/1,902mm"
Engine"V6/2,987cc""6cyl in-line/2,993cc"
Peak power "231/3,800 bhp/rpm""242/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "540/1,600 Nm/rpm""540/1,750 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 7-spd auto/rwd6-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel90 litres/full size80 litres/run-flats
Boot capacity 560 litres500 litres
Kerbweight/payload"2,000/580kg""1,940/640kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.2 metres/0.26Cd12.2 metres/0.29Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (unltd)/30yrs3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers"15,000 miles/136 "Variable/154
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos13th/14th6th/12th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped/pointsN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph8.0/8.1 secs7.8/6.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.1 secs (kickdown)3.5/5.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.9 secs (kickdown)7.0/10.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "155mph/1,600rpm""153mph/1,700rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.8/33.9/8.9m49.7/36.4/9.1m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph69/44/56/65dB66/46/59/68dB
Auto Express economy/range25.7mpg/509 miles27.9mpg/491 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 24.1/43.5/33.6mpg29.7/47.9/39.2mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket295/228g/km/35%271/192g/km/29%
Leather/heated/massage seats"Yes/yes/£1,270"Yes/£300/£525
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless go"Yes/£1,120/£880"Yes/yes/£650
Night vision/airbags/parking sensors"£1,340/six/yes""£1,500/six/yes"
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/BluetoothY/£540/y/£430Yes/£405/yes/£70
TV/stability/adaptive cruise contro£820/yes/yes"£840/yes/£1,285"

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