Compare 2013 BMW 5-Series vs 2013 Audi A6

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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,975
$39,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,800
$42,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$797 / month
$703 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission. Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.300
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.5 97.200
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.400
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.200
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.500
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.551 4.600
Length, Overall (in)
192.874 193.900
Height, Overall (in)
57.637 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.055 63.700
Wheelbase (in)
116.850 114.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.228 73.800
Track Width, Front (in)
62.992 64.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.363 14.100
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.992 x 0.787 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.700 x 1.181 12.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.492 19.800
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.206 39.000
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
225/55R17 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3714 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.615 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 180
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
245 @ 5000-6500 211 @ 4300 - 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1250-4800 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
N20 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 NA
Trans Type
8 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.295 4.633
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 NA
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.231 2.848
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 3.829-0.608
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Audi A6
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral-V Multi-Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Control Arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.5
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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