Compare 2016 Audi A6 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2016 Audi A6
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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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
$57,893
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$62,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$1038 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
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 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 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 30.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 185
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
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 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P255/35HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3803 4044
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 329 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 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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