Compare 2011 Audi A6 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 Audi A6
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Avant Wgn quattro 3.0T Prem Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn quattro 3.0T Prem Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 14 19 $70,774 $76,100
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2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Luxury 4MATIC 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Luxury RWD 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport RWD 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,578
$52,870
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,310
$56,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$889 / month
$948 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 185.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 55.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.7 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)
- TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
H6E NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
H6E NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 3948
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2500-5100 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5100-6800 268 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
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
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Strut
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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