Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2013 Audi A6

2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport BlueTEC 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E350 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD E400 Sport 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Luxury 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E350 Sport 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E350 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E550 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
4-Door Wagon RWD E63 AMG 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,430
$39,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,000
$42,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$850 / month
$703 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights. Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.300
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.400
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.200
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.200
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.800
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 63.700
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 114.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.800
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 64.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 4.600
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 193.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.100
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.5 11.800 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 12.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.800
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 39.000
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
248 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1654 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1654 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3726
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 211 @ 4300 - 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500-5250 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 4.633
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.848
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.829-0.608
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 (2012)

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