Compare 2014 Audi A6 vs 2014 BMW 5-Series vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2014 Audi A6
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2014 BMW 5-Series
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2014 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 $40,084 $43,100
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $40,084 $43,100
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 29 $42,036 $45,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $42,036 $45,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 24 38 $53,477 $57,500
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige 24 38 $53,477 $57,500
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $51,244 $55,100
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $51,244 $55,100
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 17 27 $68,262 $73,400
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4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i RWD 23 34 $45,540 $49,500
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 22 33 $47,655 $51,800
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d RWD 26 38 $52,070 $56,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d xDrive AWD 26 37 $54,190 $58,900
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 20 29 $52,810 $57,400
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 17 25 $58,790 $63,900
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 24 $60,905 $66,200
5 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 5 RWD 23 30 $56,490 $61,400
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 19 28 $55,385 $60,200
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 18 26 $57,500 $62,500
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i Gran Turismo RWD 16 25 $62,650 $68,100
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 16 24 $64,770 $70,400
M5 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $85,470 $92,900
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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 $55,986 $60,200
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 17 26 $62,589 $67,300
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 21 29 $50,871 $54,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 21 30 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 18 26 $54,870 $59,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 4MATIC 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury RWD 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport 4MATIC 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 Sport Hybrid RWD 24 30 $52,731 $56,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 17 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG 4MATIC 16 23 $86,276 $92,770
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC 16 23 $92,786 $99,770
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 21 $95,204 $102,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,084
$45,540
$55,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,100
$49,500
$60,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$718 / month
$825 / month
$1003 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Brilliance takes many forms in the Audi A6: the diesel-driven TDI, the supercharged A6, or the turbocharged S6 all stand out in ways the sedate body doesn't quite match. The 2014 BMW 5-Series is simultaneously a classic sport sedan and a technology-packed grand tourer. What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.5 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.3 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.3 30.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 116.9 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.2 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - -
Length, Overall (in)
193.9 193.4 185
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6 55
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.1 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 14 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.3 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.2 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/55VR17 P255/35HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P225/55VR17 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3814 3883
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 850
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 260 @ 1250 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 302 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63 3.29 3.42
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 - 0.60 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.23 2.82
Trans Type
8 8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.48 0.84 0.73
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.11 1.92
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.29 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.67 1.37
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 0.82
Summary
Body Style
FrontTrak Sedan Sedan Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 (Est) 6.7 (Est) 8.3 (Est)
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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