Compare 2017 Audi A6 vs 2017 BMW 5-Series vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2017 Audi A6
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2017 BMW 5-Series
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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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
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 25 $67,332 $72,400
E-Class E 300 Luxury 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 300 Sport 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Sport RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 28 $53,057 $57,050
E-Class E 400 Luxury 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 29 $58,218 $62,600
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 29 $50,732 $54,550
E-Class E 400 Sport 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 550 RWD Convertible 17 25 $64,263 $69,100
E-Class E 550 RWD Coupe 18 26 $56,405 $60,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$48,115
$67,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$51,200
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$853 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
8.2
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. With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.9 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.8 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 98.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.7 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 194.6 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.2 57
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 63.9 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 117.1 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.5 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63 64.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 18.7 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 - 14.2
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 - 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 18 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 39.5 41.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/45HR18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3746 4145
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8 19 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 850
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 384 @ 2500
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 248 @ 5200 396 @ 6100
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 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.00 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.93 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.14 2.31
Trans Type
7 8 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.31 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.46 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.20 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4MATIC 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 8.4
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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