Compare 1997 Audi A6 vs 1997 BMW 5-Series

1997 Audi A6
1997 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 19 24 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Wagon 19 25 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 92.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.8 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.8 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3,428 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 5500 190 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 3000 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/169 2.8L/170
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.330 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.580 4.20
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent

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