BMW M3 vs Audi S5 vs Porsche Cayman S vs Vauxhall VXR8 - specifications

 BMW M3Audi S5Porsche Cayman SVauxhall VXR8
On the road price/total as tested"£50,625/£55,500""£39,825/£46,355""£44,080/£53,333""£35,105/£35,105"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A"£23,337/58.6 per cent"N/AN/A
Running costs/contract hire"131.2ppm/£1,034"97.8ppm/£726117.4ppm/£935114.5ppm/£842
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£3,898/£7,088""£3,066/£5,576""£3,394/£6,171""£2,703/£4,915"
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£2,804""£2,850""£2,349""£2,716"
Insurance group/quote 20/£87417/£49220/£73220/£744
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceN/A£280/£320/£280£412/£559/£412£195/£265/£345
Length/wheelbase "4,615/2,761mm""4,635/2,751mm""4,341/2,415mm""4,941/2,915mm"
Height/width"1,424/1,804mm""1,369/1,854mm""1,305/1,801mm""1,648/1,899mm"
Engine"V8/3,999cc""V8/4,163cc""Flat six/3,387cc""V8/5,967cc"
Peak power"414/8,300 bhp/rpm""349/7,000 bhp/rpm""295/6,250 bhp/rpm""411/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"400/3,900 Nm/rpm""440/3,500 Nm/rpm""340/4,400 Nm/rpm""550/4,400 Nm/rpm"
Transmission6-spd man/rwd6-spd man/4wd 6-spd man/rwd 6-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 63 litres/foam sealant63 litres/space saver64 litres/foam sealant73 litres/full size
Boot capacity430 litres455 litres410 litres§496 litres
Kerbweight/payload"1,655/425kg""1,630/500kg""1,340/290kg""1,831/430kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient11.7 metres/0.31Cd11.4 metres/0.31Cd11.1 metres/0.29Cd11.4 metres/0.36Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs ""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs"2yrs (unlimited)/2yrs"3yrs (60,000)/1yr"
Service intervals/UK dealers Variable/155 Variable/133"18,000 miles/32 ""10,000 miles/32"
0-60/30-70/0-100mph4.5/3.9/10.4 secs5.1/4.6/12.6 secs5.2/4.2/12.0 secs5.0/4.7/12.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 3.0/4.4 secs2.9/4.3 secs3.7/5.0 secs2.9/4.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 4.9/6.3 secs5.2/7.2 secs5.8/7.4 secs5.6/10.3 secs
Top speed 155mph155mph 171mphN/A
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 45.6/33.1/8.2 metres47.7/35.2/8.8 metres42.9/31.6/8.2 metres47.2/35.2/9.2 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph60/49/64/71dB59/39/59/68dB62/50/64/73dB60/49/59/68dB
Auto Express economy/range18.6mpg/258 miles 18.3mpg/254 miles22.2mpg/313 miles19.2mpg/309 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 15.8/30.7/22.8mpg 12.4/30.7/22.8mpg18.5/36.2/26.6mpg12.4/25.9/18.5mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket295g/km/35 per cent298g/km/35 per cent254g/km/35 per cent365g/km/35 per cent
Adaptive dampers/met paint/xenons"£1,295/yes/yes"No/£600/yes"£1,030/£543/£705"No/NCO/yes
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/yes**/yesSix/yes/yes†/yesSix/yes/£325/£353Six/yes/yes/no
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise controlNo/yes/yesNo/yes/£190"£1,760/yes/£294""£1,400/yes/yes"
Clim ctrl/elec/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/yes/£260Yes/yes/yes/£250"£308/£1,006/y/£278"Yes/yes/yes/no
Keyless/elec sunroof/trip computer£430/no/yes£495/no/yesNo/no/yesNo/no/yes
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£471/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/MP3/Bluetooth connectivityYes/£205/£535"£1,975/£200/£650""£1,921/no/no""£1,500/no/yes"

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