BMW 330d vs A4 3.0TDi vs C320 CDi vs Citroen C5 HDI

3-Series | November 3rd, 2008 by 10
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I hope you’re not tired of comparison articles since I have one more for you. We have pretty much seen all the reviews that involved …

I hope you’re not tired of comparison articles since I have one more for you. We have pretty much seen all the reviews that involved the 3 Series, M cars, Audi’s, MB’s, etc..What I haven’t seen so far was a review on some European only models, such as the BMW 330d or Mercedes C320CDi.

Since many of our readers live in Europe, I think it will be fair to cover some of their models as well. With that being said, the German folks at Autobild put together a comparison test drive between the previously mentioned BMW 330d, the Audi A4 3liter TDI, Mercedes Benz’s C320CDi and…..a new contestant, the C5 HDI from the French manufacturer Citroen.

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For those of us that don’t master the German language, I have a Google translation for you, not 100% accurate, but it will give you an idea.

But just to spoil the conclusion a little bit, all I want to say is that the 330d takes the trophy home.

BMW 330d

  • 245 PS @ 4,000 rpm
  • 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) @ 1,750 – 3,000 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 6.1 sec
  • 49 mpg hwy / 32 mpg city / 35 mpg combined
  • 152 g/km CO2

1: BMW 330d (0-60 6.3 sec)
2: Audi A4 3.0TDI  (0-60 6.6 sec)
3: Mercedes-Benz C320CDI (0-60 7.2 sec)
4: Citroen C5 HDI (0-60 9.6 sec)


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10 responses to “BMW 330d vs A4 3.0TDi vs C320 CDi vs Citroen C5 HDI”

  1. Lee says:

    “Clean diesel with Bums”

    Gotta love online translations.

  2. Lance says:

    love comparisons, please have more in future. Also I think the BMW is the best looking car as well. I must say that Audi is really getting more boring by the minute.

  3. divz says:

    i prefer the c 320 cdi

  4. Andrew says:

    Audi A4 3.0 TDi is best !!!!!

  5. Thue Kjærhus says:

    Haft både AUdi og Mercedes. Men ingen kører bedrer end Citroen. Citroen c5 overgår dem i komfort. Hvis Citroen fortsætter med at nærmere sig tysk ´kvalitet hvilket der er noget der tyder på , vil Citroen i det kommende årti overgå Audi, BmW og Mercedes i kvalitet. I komfort er det mange år siden at DS19 overgik tysk og engelsk bil industri.
    Rektor Thue Damgaard

  6. chris says:

    c5 for ever

  7. Rick says:

    Citroen C5 is the best quality/price

  8. athmane says:

    the A4 3.0 tdi is the best
    bmw,n engine ok, but ergonomy 0
    mercedes style not high
    C5, outside the game

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