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Compare 2009 Audi A6 vs 2009 BMW 5-Series

2009 Audi A6
2009 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 14 19 $70,588 $75,900
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 18 28 $42,135 $45,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 17 25 $44,250 $48,100
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 17 26 $47,010 $51,100
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 16 25 $49,130 $53,400
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 15 22 $55,570 $60,400
5 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 535i xDrive AWD 16 23 $51,335 $55,800
M5 4-Door Sedan 11 17 $78,660 $85,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,579
$42,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,310
$45,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$889 / month
$763 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2009 BMW 5-Series is a distinctly sportier, tech-savvy alternative to luxury rivals—without giving up any comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.7
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)
- 14.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.8 x 1.18
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)
- TBD - 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr 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
16.1 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS P225/50R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5100 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2500 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link 4-Link Integral
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 Strut-Type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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