Compare 2013 Audi A6 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Audi A6
2013 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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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2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD 19 28 $54,935 $59,070
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 16 25 $61,585 $66,220
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 19 27 $49,867 $53,620
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 20 28 $47,542 $51,120
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 17 27 $53,903 $57,960
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 29 $49,755 $53,500
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 22 32 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 30 $47,430 $51,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 Sport Hybrid RWD 24 30 $51,894 $55,800
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 16 26 $56,172 $60,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 16 24 $83,514 $89,800
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 28 $53,661 $57,700
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $85,932 $92,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$54,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$59,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$985 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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. Better handling and interiors put the Mercedes-Benz E-Class back in benchmark status; a passel of new engines brings fuel economy to new heights.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.500 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.200 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.400 30.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.200 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.100 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.600 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.900 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 55.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.700 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.600 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.800 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.100 11.5
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 - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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 - 12.7 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.800 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.100 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P255/35R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3883
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 - 6000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.92
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.633 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.829-0.608 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.3

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