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BMW 330d Luxury Touring vs Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattro vs Merc C350 CDI Sport Plus Estate

 BMW 330d Luxury TouringAudi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI quattroMerc C350 CDI Sport Plus Estate
On-the-road price/total as tested£37,200/£48,505£38,545/£42,050£37,575/£46,080
Residual value (after 3yrs/30,000)£17,633£15,302£18,224
Depreciation47.4%/£19,56739.7%/£23,24348.5%/£19,351
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,555/£3,110£1,832/£3,664£1,942/£3,884
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,939/£3,232£2,511/£4,185£2,318/£3,863
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost38/£588/E/£12034/£523/G/£17041/£650/G/£170
Servicing costs£350 (5yrs/60k)£21pcm (3yrs)£27pcm (3yrs)
    
Length/wheelbase4,624/2,810mm4,699/2,808mm4,606/2,760mm
Height/width1,429/1,811mm1,436/1,826mm1,459/1,770mm
Engine6cyl in-line/2,995ccV6/2,967ccV6/2,987cc
Peak power255/4,000 bhp/rpm242/4,000 bhp/rpm261/3,800 bhp/rpm
Peak torque560/1,500 Nm/rpm500/1,400 Nm/rpm620/1,600 Nm/rpm
Transmission8-spd auto/rwd7-spd auto/4wd7-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel57 litres/run-flats61 litres/space saver59 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)495/1,500 litres490/1,430 litres485/1,500 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,680/550/1,800kg1,725/570/1,900kg1,760/530/1,800kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.3 metres/0.31Cd11.4 metres/N/A10.8 metres/N/A
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs3yrs (60k)/3yrs RAC3yrs (unlimited)/4yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable miles (1yr)/153Variable miles (1yr)/121Variable miles/136
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.14th/16th15th/18th8th/10th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars95/84/78/5 stars^93/84/39/5 stars^82/70/30/5 stars^
    
0-60/30-70mph5.8/5.3 secs5.9/5.5 secs6.3/6.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.3/2.7 secs2.7/3.8 secs2.4/3.7 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th/8th3.7/4.7/5.7/8.4 secs5.0/6.7/10.7 secs/N/A4.5/6.1 secs/N/A/N/A
Top speed/rpm at 70mph155mph/1,600rpm155mph/1,600rpm155mph/1,600rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph48.1/35.0/8.8m45.9/33.7/8.6m46.7/34.6/9.2m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph64/43/61/67dB66/44/58/68dB69/46/60/68dB
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range40.4/8.9/507 miles31.2/6.9/419 miles33.8/7.4/439 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined44.8/62.8/55.4mpg40.4/54.3/47.9mpg38.7/52.3/47.1mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined9.9/13.8/12.2mpl243/154g/km/24%8.5/11.5/10.4mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket187/135g/km/21%224/162g/km/26%
    
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSeven/yes/yes
Automatic box/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/£300Yes/yes*/£300Yes/no/£330
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless goYes/£495/£470£615/yes/£470£645/yes/£930
Sat-nav/DAB/USB/Bluetooth£1,550/£305/yes/yes£1,695/£305/£255/yes£495/£335/yes/yes

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