Oil barons - specifications

 BMW 335d SE CoupeMercedes CLK 320 CDI Sport
On the road price/total as tested"£35,870/£39,955""£37,065/£44,950"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£19,800/55.2 per cent""£18,310/49.4 per cent"
Contract Hire per month£639£746
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£2,367/£4,304""£2,365/£4,300"
Running costs (pence per mile)8192.3
Insurance group/quote 18/£68318/£683
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£695 (5yrs Service Inclusive)£190/£300/£190
Length/wheelbase "4,580/2,760mm""4,638/2,715mm"
Height/width"1,375/1,782mm""1,415/1,740mm"
Engine"6-cyl in-line/2,993cc twin-turbo""V6/2,987cc turbo"
Peak power"286/4,400 bhp/rpm""224/3,800 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"580/1,750 Nm/rpm""510/1,600 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"6-spd, auto/rwd""7-spd, auto/rwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 61 litres/run-flat62 litres/space saver
Boot capacity430 litres435 litres
Kerbweight/payload"1,645/480kg""1,660/455kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.0 metres/0.30Cd10.8 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs BMW"3yrs (60,000)/30yrs Mobilo"
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable miles/159Variable miles/169
0-60/0-100mph5.7/13.6 secs6.8/17.6 secs
30-70 thru gears 4.9 secs6.1 secs
30-50 in kickdown2.0 secs2.3 secs
50-70 in kickdown 2.9 secs3.8 secs
Top speed 155mph153mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.6/32.9/8.1 metres46.3/33.9/6.9 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/43/58/64db63/43/58/67db
Auto Express economy/range32.2mpg/432 miles30.9mpg/421 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 27.4/47.9/37.7mpg26.9/46.3/36.7mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket200g/km/30 per cent195g/km/29 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/£285/yesSix/yes/£605/yes
Air-con/clim control/leather/heat seats"Yes/yes/£1,295/£260""Yes/yes/£1,275/£320"
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/yes/yesYes/£620/£575
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Elec sunroof/windows/folding mirrors£675/yes/£165£910/yes/yes
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,970/£295/yes/£535""£1,990/£360/yes/no"

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