Compare 2016 Audi A6 vs 2016 BMW 5-Series vs 2016 Cadillac CTS

2016 Audi A6
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2016 BMW 5-Series
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2016 Cadillac CTS
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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
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
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,966
$46,685
$44,944
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$50,200
$47,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$837 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
8.4
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. The 2016 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunning luxury sedan that drives as well or better than its European rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 45.70
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2 54.80
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.5 40.40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 - 97.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.3 56.90
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.3 35.40
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.80
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 53.30
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.1 61.70
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 116.9 114.60
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.2 72.20
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63 61.40
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 193.4 195.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6 57.20
Liftover Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 14 13.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr
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 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA RHN
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA RHN
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3803 3814 3808
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8 17 x 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 260 @ 1450 295 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA LTG
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 240 @ 5000 268 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 3.04
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB M5N
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 0.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 4.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.23 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 2.07
Trans Type
7 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 1.26
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.66
Clutch Size (in)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.5 (Est) 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - 9.0
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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