New M-Class vs X5 - specifications

 BMW X5 35d SE Mercedes ML320 CDI Sport
On-the-road price/total as tested"£43,175/£48,010""£44,285/£49,670"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)""£23,116/53.5%""£18,950/42.8%"
Running costs75.9ppmN/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£2,935/£5,871""£3,099/£6,199"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,322/£3,870""£2,682/£4,470"
Ins group/quote/road tax band/cost47/£779/F/£21044/£601/G/£400
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£790 (5yrs/60k)"£2,700 (5yrs/60k)"
Engine"6cyl in-line/2,993cc""V6/2,987cc"
Peak power "282/4,400 bhp/rpm""221/3,800 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "580/1,750 Nm/rpm""510/1,600 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd auto/4wd7-spd auto/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel85 litres/run-flats95 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "620/1,750 litres""833/2,050 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"2,185/605/3,500kg""2,185/645/3,500kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient12.8m/0.34Cd11.6m/0.34Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs3yrs (unltd)/30yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/154Variable/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos6th/12th13th/14th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./points4/N/A/1/354/3/1/74
0-60/30-70mph6.6/6.4 secs8.8/8.9 secs
30-50mph in kickdown2.7 secs3.5 secs
50-70mph in kickdown 3.7 secs5.4 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "146mph/2,000rpm""134mph/2,000rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.7/25.0/9.1m48.0/34.6/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/44/58/65db65/42/54/65db
Auto Express economy/range26.1mpg/488 miles22.6mpg/472 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 27.4/40.4/34.4mpg23.3/35.8/30.1mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket290/216g/km/34%335/254g/km/35%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Auto box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seats"Yes/£1,510/£260"Yes/yes*/yes
Metallic paint/xenons/keyless goYes/£540/no"Yes/£1,270/£880"
Sat-nav/CD changer/Bluetooth"£1,845/£305/£540""£1,365/£245/yes"

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