Compare 2016 Audi A6 vs 2016 BMW 5-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2016 Audi A6
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2016 BMW 5-Series
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2016 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 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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2-Door Convertible E 400 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 400 RWD 20 29 $57,893 $62,250
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 17 26 $63,891 $68,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 400 4MATIC 20 28 $52,731 $56,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 400 RWD 20 29 $50,406 $54,200
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 18 26 $56,079 $60,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 15 22 $94,581 $101,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 4MATIC 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury RWD 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport 4MATIC 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 4MATIC 20 28 $61,008 $65,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 RWD 20 29 $58,683 $63,100
E-Class 4-Door Wgn AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 15 21 $96,999 $104,300
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 20 27 $55,707 $59,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$42,966
$46,685
$57,893

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$46,200
$50,200
$62,250

Monthly Payment Estimate

$770 / month
$837 / month
$1038 / 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 23 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 34 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

194.2 193.4 185

Height, Overall (in)

57.8 57.6 55

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.7 64.1 60.6

Wheelbase (in)

114.6 116.9 108.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.8 73.2 70.3

Track Width, Front (in)

64.1 63 60.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.1 14 8.8

Brakes

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

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

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

Front Tire Size

P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P235/40HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P255/35HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3803 3814 4044

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 8 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Aluminum

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 17 X 8 18 X 8

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 210 150

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - 850

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 1600 260 @ 1450 354 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

252 @ 5000 240 @ 5000 329 @ 5250

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

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 20

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 4.71 4.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.23 3.23 2.82

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 2.11 1.92

Trans Type

7 8 7

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.28 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.29 3.42

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.14 2.86

Trans Order Code

NA 2TB NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.84 0.73

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.67 1.37

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 1.00 0.82

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Cabriolet

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Strut

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.3 6.5 (Est) 7.6

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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