C-Class vs IS250 - specifications

 Mercedes C200K EleganceLexus IS250 SE-L
On the road price/total as tested"£26,407/£30,452""£29,627/£32,847"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£12,623/47.8 per cent""£13,006/43.9 per cent"
Running costs/contract hire63.2ppm/£47278.6ppm/£596
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£1,569/£2,852""£2,086/£3,792"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£1,763""£2,013"
Insurance group/quote14/£33114/£331
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£334/£457/£334£210/£366/£210
Length/wheelbase"4,581/2,760mm""4,575/2,730mm"
Height/width"1,444/1,770mm""1,425/1,800mm"
Engine"4cyl/1,796cc s’charged""V6/2,449cc"
Peak power"181/5,500 bhp/rpm""204/6,400 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"250/2,800 Nm/rpm""252/4,800 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"5-spd, auto/rwd""6-spd, auto/rwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 66 litres/space saver65 litres/space saver
Boot capacity475 litres378 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,490/485kg/N/A""1,600/455/1,500kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.8 metres/0.27CdN/A/0.27Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/30yrs"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs "
Service intervals/UK dealers "15,500 miles/136""10,000 miles/54 "
0-60/30-70mph9.0/8.6 secs8.1/8.2 secs
30-50mph in kickdown3.3 secs3.2 secs
50-70mph in kickdown 5.3 secs5.0 secs
Top speed 143mph141mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.8/43.3/10.1 metres52.1/44.4/9.5 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/41/60/69dB60/38/60/67dB
Auto Express economy/range29.8mpg/433 miles26.1mpg/373 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 25.7/46.3/35.8mpg22.2/40.4/31.0mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket187g/km/27 per cent214g/km/32 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSeven/yes/£605/yes"Eight/yes/£2,710^/yes"
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yes/£320Yes/yes/yes/yes
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£620/£725Yes/£510/yes
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"£1,095/yes/yes""£1,000/yes/yes"
Elec sunroof/windows/folding mirrors"£1,280*/yes/yes"£800/yes/yes
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,995/£245/yes/yes""£2,710^/yes/yes/£2,710^"

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