Compare 1998 Audi A6 vs 1998 BMW 5-Series

1998 Audi A6
1998 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 28 $29,697 $33,750
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 17 26 $29,697 $33,750
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 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,697
$34,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,750
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$563 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 92.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.2 11.1
Brakes
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)
11.3 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 11.7 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3473 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 3200 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/169 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6000 190 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.096 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.999 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.409 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.665 4.20
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Four-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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