Compare 2003 Audi A6 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2003 Audi A6
2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 27 $32,350 $35,850
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $34,100 $37,600
4-Door Wagon Avant 3.0L 18 26 $35,168 $38,800
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD 6-spd Manual 2.7T 18 25 $37,126 $41,000
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 2.7T 18 25 $37,126 $41,000
4-Door Sedan quattro AWD Automatic 4.2L 17 25 $43,312 $47,950
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $45,803 $49,250
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 26 $48,453 $52,100
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $70,680 $76,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,350
$43,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,850
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 97.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 190.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.2 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.64 x .39 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x .984 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P205/55R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3516 3635
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3200 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 6300 221 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.63 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.40 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-Beam Axle Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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