Compare 2016 Audi A6 vs 2016 BMW 5-Series

2016 Audi A6
2016 BMW 5-Series
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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 24 34 $42,966 $46,200
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 34 $42,966 $46,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $45,012 $48,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $45,012 $48,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 25 38 $55,336 $59,500
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige 25 38 $55,336 $59,500
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $53,382 $57,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 20 29 $53,382 $57,400
S6 4-Door Sedan Premium Plus 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
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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 $46,685 $50,200
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD 22 34 $48,800 $52,500
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d RWD 26 38 $53,260 $57,350
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535d xDrive AWD 26 37 $55,380 $59,650
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD 20 31 $51,880 $55,850
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD 20 29 $54,000 $58,150
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i RWD 17 25 $61,495 $66,300
5 Series 4-Door Sedan 550i xDrive AWD 16 25 $63,610 $68,600
5 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 5 RWD 23 30 $57,630 $62,100
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD 19 28 $56,530 $60,900
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 535i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 18 26 $58,645 $63,200
5 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 550i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 16 24 $67,200 $72,500
M5 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $87,070 $94,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,966
$46,685
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$50,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$837 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi A6 builds on an already impressive set of features, abilities, and styling to yield a safe, fun, high-tech luxury sedan. The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 193.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 116.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 14
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)
13 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3803 3814
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 260 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.5 (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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