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
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 34 $42,966 $46,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 34 $42,966 $46,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $45,012 $48,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $45,012 $48,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $53,382 $57,400
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus 25 38 $55,336 $59,500
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige 25 38 $55,336 $59,500
4-Door Sedan Premium Plus 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
4-Door Sedan Prestige 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 23 34 $46,685 $50,200
4-Door Sedan AWD 528i xDrive 22 34 $48,800 $52,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 20 31 $51,880 $55,850
4-Door Sedan RWD 535d 26 38 $53,260 $57,350
4-Door Sedan AWD 535i xDrive 20 29 $54,000 $58,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 535d xDrive 26 37 $55,380 $59,650
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 19 28 $56,530 $60,900
4-Door Sedan RWD ActiveHybrid 5 23 30 $57,630 $62,100
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 26 $58,645 $63,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 17 25 $61,495 $66,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 550i xDrive 16 25 $63,610 $68,600
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $67,200 $72,500
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $87,070 $94,100
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4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E 250 BlueTEC Sport 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
2-Door Coupe RWD E 400 20 29 $50,406 $54,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 250 BlueTEC Sport 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC E 400 20 28 $52,731 $56,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 18 26 $56,079 $60,300
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 400 20 29 $57,893 $62,250
4-Door Sedan RWD E 400 20 29 $58,683 $63,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 400 20 28 $61,008 $65,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 17 26 $63,891 $68,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC AMG E 63 S 15 22 $94,581 $101,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC AMG E 63 S 15 21 $96,999 $104,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,966
$46,685
$48,965
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$50,200
$52,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$837 / month
$878 / 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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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg 42 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.2 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.5 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.3 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.3 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.3 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63 63
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 193.4 192.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.1 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 116.9 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.2 73
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 14 12.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.2 36.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P245/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P225/55VR17 P245/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3803 3814 4200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8 17 X 8
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 210 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 850
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 260 @ 1450 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.1 L/131
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 240 @ 5000 195 @ 3800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34 42
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.23 2.23
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.5 (Est) 6.5
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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