Compare 2018 Audi A6 vs 2018 BMW 5-Series

2018 Audi A6
2018 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 25 34 $46,222 $49,700
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 25 34 $46,222 $49,700
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 31 $48,268 $51,900
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 31 $48,268 $51,900
A6 2.0 TFSI Sport FWD 25 34 $47,616 $51,200
A6 2.0 TFSI Sport quattro AWD 22 31 $49,662 $53,400
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 20 29 $52,546 $56,500
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 20 29 $52,546 $56,500
A6 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 20 29 $52,546 $56,500
A6 3.0 TFSI Sport quattro AWD 20 29 $53,940 $58,000
S6 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 16 24 $66,868 $71,900
S6 4.0 TFSI Prestige 16 24 $66,868 $71,900
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530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $49,465 $52,650
5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $51,605 $54,950
5 Series 530i Sedan 24 34 $49,465 $52,650
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $51,605 $54,950
5 Series 540d xDrive Sedan 26 36 $58,160 $62,000
5 Series 540i Sedan 21 30 $54,625 $58,200
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 20 29 $56,765 $60,500
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 16 25 $69,225 $73,900
M5 Sedan 15 21 $95,920 $102,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,222
$49,465
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$52,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$878 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi S6 stands with an impressive hand: quality interior, great performance, functional shape. It's possible to find better examples from other cars, but they all cost significantly more. The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 58.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 14.5
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 NA
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 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 12.1
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 4266
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 @ 4000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 310
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 72
Battery Range (mi)
- 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TE
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67
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 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 -
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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