Compare 2011 Audi A6 vs 2011 BMW 5-Series

2011 Audi A6
2011 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
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 Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prem Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
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 AWD 535i xDrive 19 29 $48,210 $52,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $55,385 $60,200
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated. 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
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size NA
Front Tire Order Code
H7E NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3792
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 240 @ 6600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers
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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