Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2008 Audi A6

2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2008 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L BlueTEC 23 32 $50,406 $54,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $53,242 $57,250
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $57,381 $61,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $58,776 $63,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 13 20 $81,561 $87,700
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 13 18 $82,305 $88,500
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $39,943 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro 17 25 $42,873 $46,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,476
$39,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,200
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$887 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family can be the right fit for a wide range of luxury buyers—even those who want the very frugal or the very fast. The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 97.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
191.0 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 11.9 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.3 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.0
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/35R18 - TBD -
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3740 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.7 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 255 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.2L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.38
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/3.07 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.48
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.82
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.51
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.10
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.64
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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