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2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2012 Audi A6

  2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Audi A6 4-door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus Side Exterior View
Invoice $46,314 $38,782
15/32 19/33
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Four body styles--including a wagon
  • Rich interior trims
  • Spacious interior
  • Available all-wheel drive (even on coupe)
  • Fuel-efficient BlueTec diesel


  • Somewhat busy styling
  • Learning curve to electronics
  • Clutter of buttons
  • Base vinyl upholstery


  • The small miracle of supercharging
  • Great four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Striking interior styling and materials
  • We're goggle-eyed over Google Earth mapping
  • In-car wireless Internet means quiet passengers


  • Four-cylinders are CVT-only
  • Nowhere near as appealing as the A7
  • Steering better, still not transparent
  • Fifth seat isn't, really
  • Are you ready for a $70,000 A6?
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