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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 57.6
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3814
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 - 6000 240 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 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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