Compare 2013 Audi A6 vs 2014 BMW 5-Series

2013 Audi A6
2014 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $45,540 $49,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $47,655 $51,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $50,690 $55,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535d 26 38 $52,070 $56,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 20 29 $52,810 $57,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535d xDrive 26 37 $54,190 $58,900
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $58,790 $63,900
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $60,905 $66,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$45,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec. The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.400 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.200 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.500 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.200 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.700 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.600 116.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.800 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.100 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.600 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.900 193.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.100 14
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 13
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.800 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.100 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P225/55VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3814
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 - 6000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.633 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.829-0.608 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) -
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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