Compare 2008 Audi A6 vs 2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2008 Audi A6
2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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 3.0L BlueTEC RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L BlueTEC RWD 23 32 $50,406 $54,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 13 20 $81,561 $87,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L 4MATIC 16 22 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD 17 24 $49,476 $53,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L 4MATIC 13 19 $58,776 $63,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 5.5L RWD 15 22 $57,381 $61,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.5L 4MATIC 16 21 $53,242 $57,250
E-Class 4-Door Wgn 6.3L AMG RWD 13 18 $82,305 $88,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,570
$50,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,000
$54,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$817 / month
$903 / 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 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family can be the right fit for a wide range of luxury buyers—even those who want the very frugal or the very fast.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.7 97.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 191.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 112.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.3 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.47 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4211 3860
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 120
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/191 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6500 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
FSI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 3250 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 32
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
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 3.42/3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link 4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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