Compare 2015 Audi A6 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2015 Audi A6
2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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 $41,664 $44,800
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $41,664 $44,800
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 29 $43,618 $46,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $43,618 $46,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $52,360 $56,300
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $52,360 $56,300
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 38 $54,592 $58,700
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 38 $54,592 $58,700
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 21 30 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Sport 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 350 21 29 $50,871 $54,700
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E 400 Sport 24 30 $52,731 $56,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 18 26 $54,870 $59,000
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 19 28 $55,986 $60,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 17 26 $57,102 $61,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 17 26 $62,589 $67,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 63 AMG 16 23 $86,276 $92,770
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 63 AMG S-Model 16 23 $92,786 $99,770
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 63 AMG 15 21 $95,204 $102,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,664
$47,802
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,800
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$747 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A6 may look a little sedate, but it's a brilliant performer–thanks to its diesel-driven TDI, the supercharged A6, or turbocharged S6 versions. What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 45 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
193.9 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.7
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)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 36.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 195 @ 3800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 45
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - 0.60 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 2.23
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63 3.42
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
FrontTrak Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.2 (Est)
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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