Facts and figures

Mercedes E300 B’TEC HybridBMW 520d E’Dynamics
On the road price/total as tested£39,645/£47,665£30,435/£35,065
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£16,809/42.4%£15,644/51.4%
Depreciation£22,836£14,791
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£950/£1,900£1,033/£2,066
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)£1,668/£2,781£1,971/£3,284
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost26/£358/B/£2032/£345/C/£30
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceTBC£350 (5yrs/60k)
Length/wheelbase4,868/2,874mm4,899/2,968mm
Height/width1,471/1,8541,464/1,860mm
Engine4cyl in-line/2,143cc4cyl in-line/1,995cc
Peak power/revs204/4,200bhp/rpm181/4,000bhp/rpm
Peak torque/revs500/1,600Nm/rpm380/1,750Nm/rpm
Transmission7spd auto/rwd6spd manual/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel59 litres/foam70 litres/run-flats
Boot capacity (seats up)505 litres520 litres
Kerbweight/payload/towing 1,845/550/2,000kg1,695/610/2,000kg
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.3 metres/0.26Cd12.0 metres/0.27Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs3yrs (unlimited)/3yrs
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/136Variable (1yr)/154
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.8th/10th14th/16th
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./stars86/77/59/595/83/78/5
0-60/30-70mph7.4/6.7 secs8.4/8.2 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.1/3.6 secs3.8/6.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th/7th5.2/8.3/10.2 secs7.5/11.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph150mph/1,550rpm144mph/1,800rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph55.3/39.5/11.2m53.6/39.4/9.9m
Auto Express econ (mpg/mpl)/range46.3/10.2/60139.2/8.6/604
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph63/45/58/68dBN/A
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined67.3/67.3/67.3mpg50.4/72.4/62.8mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined14.8/14.8/14.8mpl11.1/15.9/13.8mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket163/109g/km/12%193/119g/km/17%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/yesSix/yes/yes
Clim control/leather trim/heated seatsYes/yes/yesyes/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£645/£1,290^/no£655/£920/yes
Automatic/stability/cruiseYes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth£1,200^/yes/yes£1,580/yes/yes

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