Compare 2011 Audi A6 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 Audi A6
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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 Sport 3.5L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,036
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,200
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$753 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 97.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.9
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 - TBD -
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 - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P265/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
H7E NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
H7E NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3740
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6500 268 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51-0.38 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.51 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
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.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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