Compare 2009 Audi A6 vs 2009 BMW 5-Series

2009 Audi A6
2009 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 18 28 $42,135 $45,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 17 25 $44,250 $48,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $47,010 $51,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 16 25 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535i xDrive 16 23 $51,335 $55,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,570 $60,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,943
$42,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,100
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$752 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2009 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals—without giving up any comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 113.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr 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
16.1 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/191 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.38 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.51 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.66
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut-Type
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link 4-Link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Double-Pivot
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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