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Compare 2008 Audi A6 vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2008 Audi A6
2008 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Avant Wgn 3.2L quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.2L quattro 17 25 $45,570 $49,000
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $39,943 $42,950
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.2L quattro 17 25 $42,873 $46,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro 16 23 $52,361 $56,300
S6 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $67,285 $72,350
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528xi AWD 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535xi AWD 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan M5 RWD 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
5 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 535xiT AWD 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,570
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,000
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron. The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.7 99.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.2 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.47 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 12.8 x 1.18
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 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P225/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4211 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
FSI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/191 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link 4-link Integral

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