Compare 2018 Audi A6 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 Audi A6
2018 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 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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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Wagon 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Convertible 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,222
$66,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$71,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$1193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.3
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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 14.2
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 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 41.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P275/35ZR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 4145
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 850
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 396 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 25
Transmission
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 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.31
Trans Type
7 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.66
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 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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