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2013 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 17 27 $66,868 $71,900
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 24 34 $43,975 $47,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 22 33 $46,090 $50,100
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 20 30 $49,130 $53,400
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 21 30 $51,245 $55,700
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 17 25 $57,685 $62,700
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 24 $59,800 $65,000
5 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 5 RWD 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i Gran Turismo RWD 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
M5 4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $82,985 $90,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$43,975
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$47,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec. The 2013 BMW 5-Series packs in the advanced technology and fuel-efficient powertrains, yet it manages to keep true to its sport-sedan mission.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.500 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.200 100.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.400 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.200 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.100 62.992
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.600 5.551
Length, Overall (in)
193.900 192.874
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 57.637
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.700 64.055
Wheelbase (in)
114.600 116.850
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.800 73.228
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.100 18.363
Brakes
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)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.992 x 0.787
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)
12.600 x - TBD - 13.700 x 1.181
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.800 18.492
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.100 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 39.206
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 225/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3714
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.615
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 258 @ 1250-4800
Engine Order Code
NA N20
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 - 6000 245 @ 5000-6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.106
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.285
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.633 3.295
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.143
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 3.231
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.667
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.829-0.608 4.714
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.667
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.839
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Integral-V Multi-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Control Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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