Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2012 Audi A6

2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2012 Audi A6
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2-Door Coupe RWD E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $38,782 $41,700
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 19 28 $46,408 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,314
$38,782
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,800
$41,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$830 / month
$695 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks. It's the same V-6 blast to drive as the far more sexy A7, which makes the 2012 Audi A6 a little irrelevant for those not fixated on five seats or four cylinders.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
40.4 57.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.9 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.0 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 193.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 114.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.1
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 11.8 x - 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.8
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 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R17 225/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3759 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500-5250 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.83-0.61
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 4.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 2.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.7

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