Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2011 Audi A6

2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2011 Audi A6
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2-Door Coupe RWD E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prem Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,430
$42,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,850
$45,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$814 / month
$753 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process. The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
40.4 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.0 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 73.0
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 - TBD -
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)
12.7 x 1.3 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.74
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA H7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3683 3858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.51-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 NA
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-arm Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.5

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