Compare 2003 Audi A6 vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2003 Audi A6
2003 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.7T quattro AWD 6-spd Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Sedan 2.7T quattro AWD 6-spd Manual 18 25 $37,126 $41,000
A6 4-Door Sedan 2.7T quattro AWD Automatic 18 25 $37,126 $41,000
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L CVT 20 27 $32,350 $35,850
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro AWD Automatic 18 26 $34,100 $37,600
A6 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro AWD Automatic 17 25 $43,312 $47,950
A6 4-Door Wgn Avant 3.0L 18 26 $35,168 $38,800
S6 4-Door Wgn Avant quattro AWD 15 21 $52,879 $58,700
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 27 $43,664 $46,950
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.0L 16 23 $51,011 $54,850
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 14 21 $70,680 $76,000
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 20 27 $45,803 $49,250
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.2L AWD 19 26 $48,453 $52,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,126
$43,664
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,000
$46,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$683 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.3 97.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 190.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x .867 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P235/45R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3759 3635
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5800 221 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1850 232 @ 3000-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.99 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Control Arm Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs

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