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Lexus GS 450h Luxury vs Audi A6 3.0 BiTDI Quattro S Line vs BMW 535d M Sport

 Lexus GS 450h LuxuryAudi A6 3.0 BiTDI Quattro S LineBMW 535d M Sport
On the road price/total as tested£44,995/£45,605£46,520/£52,260£47,595/£54,385
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£13,903/30.9%£17,259/37.1%£19,371/40.7%
Depreciation£31,092£29,261£28,224
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£1,703/£3,406£2,494/£4,989£2,181/£4,361
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£2,320/£3,867£2,038/£3,397£2,078/£3,464
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost42/£710/F/£13538/£698/H/£19542/£771/F/£135
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceTBC£149/£299/£149£400 (5yrs/60,000)
    
Length/wheelbase4,850/2,850mm4,915/2,912mm4,899/2,968mm
Height/width1,455/1,840mm1,455/1,874mm1,464/1,860mm
EngineV6/3,456ccV6/2,967cc6cyl in-line/2,993cc
Peak power/revs341/6,000 bhp/rpm309/3,900 bhp/rpm309/4,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs352/275^/4,500 Nm/rpm650/1,450 Nm/rpm600/1,750 Nm/rpm
TransmissionCVT/rwd8-spd auto/4wd8-spd auto/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel66 litres/space saver65 litres/space saver70 litres/run flats
Boot capacity (seats up/down)465 litres/N/A530/995 litres520 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight1,910/415kg1,790/610kg1,790/610kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.6 metres/0.27Cd11.9 metres/0.26Cd12.0 metres/0.28Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (60,000)/3yrs3yrs (60,000)/3yr3yrs (unltd)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealers10,000 miles (1yr)/51Variable/135Variable/154
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.2nd/1st*15th/26th*14th/18th*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./starsN/A91/83/41/5 stars95/83/78/5 stars
    
0-60/30-70mph5.9/5.3 secs5.6/4.8 secs5.5/4.7 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th2.6/3.0 secs2.5/3.1 secs2.0/2.6 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th4.8/5.7 secs/N/A3.8/5.2/6.5 secs3.6/4.5/5.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph155mph/N/A**155mph/1,500rpm155mph/1,500rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph50.0/36.9/9.2 metres^^44.4/32.5/8.9 metres49.8/35.2/9.2m
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range30.8/6.8/447 miles36.4/8.0/520 miles35.7/7.9/550 miles
Noise outside/idle/30/70mphN/A/43/54/64dB65/49/57/66dB65/44/54/64dB
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined42.2/51.4/46.3mpg35.3/50.4/44.1mpg42.2/56.5/50.4mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined9.3/11.3/10.2mpl7.8/11.1/9.7mpl9.3/12.4/11.1mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket212/141g/km/19%208/169g/km/27%212/148g/km/23%
    
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensors10/yes/yesSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Automatic gearbox/stability/cruise ctrlYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yesYes/yes/£300Yes/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£610/yes/yes£655/yes/£575Yes/£920/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/BluetoothYes/yes/yesYes/£260/yes£1,565/yes/yes

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