Compare 2017 Audi A6 vs 2017 BMW 5-Series

2017 Audi A6
2017 BMW 5-Series
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
A6 3.0 TFSI Competition Prestige quattro AWD 21 29 $62,868 $67,600
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
A6 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
S6 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
S6 4.0 TFSI Prestige 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
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530i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530i Sedan 24 34 $48,115 $51,200
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $50,255 $53,500
5 Series 535i Gran Turismo 19 27 $57,135 $60,900
5 Series 535i xDrive Gran Turismo 18 26 $59,275 $63,200
5 Series 540i Sedan 20 30 $53,000 $56,450
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 20 29 $55,140 $58,750
5 Series 550i xDrive Gran Turismo 15 24 $67,925 $72,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$48,115
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands. The 2017 BMW 5-Series may do for tech sedans what turn-of-the-century 5-Series did for sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 98.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 18.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3746
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 248 @ 5200
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.14
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.31
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.20
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.93
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 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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