Compare 1997 Audi A6 vs 1997 BMW 5-Series

1997 Audi A6
1997 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 19 24 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Wagon 19 25 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
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4-Door Sedan Manual 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 19 28 $34,490 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $43,700 $49,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $45,840 $52,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$34,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 92.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.8 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.8 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3,428 3450
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 5500 190 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 3000 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/169 2.8L/170
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.330 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.580 4.20
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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