Compare 2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2004 Audi A6

2004 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2004 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $44,710 $48,075
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 27 $47,012 $50,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 18 24 $47,035 $50,575
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 18 23 $49,337 $53,050
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 20 $52,382 $56,325
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 24 $54,707 $58,825
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 22 $55,754 $59,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $73,052 $78,550
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 27 $33,552 $37,200
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 25 $35,802 $39,450
4-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 25 $36,870 $40,650
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 2.7T 18 25 $38,650 $42,650
4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 2.7T 18 25 $38,650 $42,650
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 2.7T S-Line 18 25 $39,095 $43,150
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L 17 24 $44,746 $49,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,710
$33,552
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,075
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$620 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.3 95.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 192.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 17.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.34 x .984
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 9.64 x .39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.3
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3691 3561
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 120
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
221 @ 5600 220 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
232 @ 3000-4800 221 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 0.92
Trans Type
5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.51
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.42 1.34
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 5.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.40
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.95 2.40
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Torsion-Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Four-Link

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