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
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
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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

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars Mid-Size

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 53.30

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 53.80

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

194.2 193.4 195.50

Height, Overall (in)

57.8 57.6 57.20

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

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - - TBD -

Liftover Height (in)

- - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.1 14 13.7

Brakes

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

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

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

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- - 16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- - 2.8

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- - - TBD -

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P245/45R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA RHN

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P245/45R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA RHN

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3803 3814 3808

Wheels

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

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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 210 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - - TBD -

Engine

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

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 27 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 34 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 23 21

Transmission

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

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

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 0.66

Clutch Size (in)

- - NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Cadillac CTS Sedan

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone NA

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

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- - - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (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 Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- - 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- - NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- - 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer 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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