New E-Class estate vs rivals - specifications

 Mercedes E350 CDIBMW 535dAudi A6 3.0 TDI
On the road price/total as tested"£37,585/£47,145""£45,595/£52,915""£39,475/£40,655"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)"N/A"£17,736/38.9%""£15,040/38.1%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£2,180/£4,360""£2,462/£4,924""£2,211/£4,421"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,355/£3,926""£2,125/£3,541""£2,293/£3,822"
Ins. grp./quote/road tax band/cost41/£912/J/£21545/£904/I/£17535/£678/J/£215
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service"£1,350*""£1,395***"£325/£183/£395
Length/wheelbase"4,895/2,874mm""4,843/2,886mm""4,927/2,843mm"
Height/width"1,512/1,854mm""1,491/1,846mm""1,463/1,855mm"
Engine"V6/2,987cc""6cyl in-line/2,993cc""V6/2,967cc"
Peak power "228/3,800 bhp/rpm""286/4,400 bhp/rpm""237/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "540/1,600 Nm/rpm""580/1,750 Nm/rpm""500/1,500 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 7-spd auto/rwd6-spd auto/rwd6-spd auto/4wd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel89 litres/space saver70 litres/run-flat80 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) "695/1,950 litres""500/1,650 litres""565/1,660 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,925/575/2,100kg""1,835/560/2,000kg""1,845/630/2,100kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.3 metres/0.29Cd11.4 metres/0.29Cd11.9 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/4yrs "3yrs (60,000)/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/136Variable/154Variable/135
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.9th/15th8th/12th11th/18th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped/stars86/77/58/54/4/1/73 (old test)5/4/1/75 (old test)
0-60/30-70mph7.0/6.7 secs6.4/5.9 secs7.2/6.7 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th/kickdown N/A/N/A/2.8 secs3.1/4.6/2.5 secs3.2/4.7/2.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/kickdown N/A/N/A/4.1 secs5.9/9.1/3.4 secs7.6/N/A/4.1 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "149mph/1,750rpm""155mph/1,750rpm""152mph/1,800rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 50.5/37.4/9.3 metres50.0/36.0/9.0 metres50.2/33.4/9.7 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph65/44/60/69dB67/44/59/67dB66/47/61/69dB
Auto Express economy/range25.8mpg/505 miles28.6mpg/440 miles26.5mpg/466 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 31.0/46.3/39.2mpg30.7/50.4/40.9mpg30.4/48.7/39.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket293/191g/km/29%265/182g/km/27%286/189g/km/28%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsEight/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSix/yes/£300
Climate ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesYes/£835/£300Yes/yes/£280
Lane departure/blind spot/xenons£705^/£705^/yesYes/no/£800£400/£450/yes
Met paint/cruise ctrl/adaptive cruise"£620/yes/£1,595^^""Yes/yes/£1,310""£600/yes/£1,100"
Sat-nav/aux-in/Bluetooth"£1,175/yes/yes""£1,365/yes/£465"Yes/yes/yes

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