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
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
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"

Most Popular

Cupra Formentor vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Porsche Macan
Cupra Formentor vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Porsche Macan
Porsche Macan SUV

Cupra Formentor vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Porsche Macan

Can the new Cupra Formentor stack up to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Porsche Macan in this sporty SUV battle?
17 Apr 2021
New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron on sale now, priced from £40,750
Audi Q4 e-tron - front
Audi Q4 e-tron

New 2021 Audi Q4 e-tron on sale now, priced from £40,750

Two body styles, three powertrains and four trim-levels confirmed for Audi’s compact Q4 EV, including a 295bhp quattro option
15 Apr 2021
New Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 review
Volkswagen Touareg R - front
Volkswagen Touareg

New Volkswagen Touareg R 2021 review

Our verdict as the Volkswagen Touareg R performance SUV gets plug-in hybrid tech
16 Apr 2021