Compare 2006 Audi A6 vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2006 Audi A6
2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak Automatic 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak Automatic 3.2L 21 29 $37,572 $40,820
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 27 $40,641 $43,970
4-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.2L 18 26 $43,280 $46,870
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L 17 23 $49,559 $53,770
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,572
$46,546
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,820
$50,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$680 / month
$834 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 97.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 189.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.47 11.8
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)
12.6 x 1.18 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P225/55R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
H1B NA
Spare Tire Order Code
H1B NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16 245/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
H1B NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R16 245/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3836 3703
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
DI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 258 @ 2400-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/191 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.38 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.51 3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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