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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 22 32 $41,445 $45,050
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 19 28 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $57,500 $62,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,036
$41,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,200
$45,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$753 / month
$751 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Audi A6 still has elegance and agility in its corner, though 0-60 mph times and rear-seat room continue to lag the competition. The new 2011 BMW 5-Series might be a conservative evolution in terms of styling and design, but it’s a quite radical one with regard to how BMW’s most important model drives.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 100.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.7 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.9 116.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 193.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 14
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.0 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code H7E NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R17 225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code H7E NA
Front Tire Size P245/45R17 225/55R17
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) 3858 3792
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.1 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6500 240 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 243 @ 3250 230 @ 2600-3000
Engine Order Code NA N52
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 32
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.51 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.88 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.51-0.38 4.71
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.11
Trans Type 1 8
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Four-Link Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link Integral-V
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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