Compare 2019 Audi A6 vs 2019 BMW 5-Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2019 Audi A6
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2019 BMW 5-Series
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2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $50,856 $54,100
A6 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $55,368 $58,900
A6 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $50,856 $54,100
A6 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $55,368 $58,900
A6 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $55,368 $58,900
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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 $50,160 $53,400
5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $52,300 $55,700
5 Series 530i Sedan 24 34 $50,160 $53,400
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $52,300 $55,700
5 Series 540d xDrive Sedan 26 36 $58,860 $62,750
5 Series 540i Sedan 21 29 $55,325 $58,950
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 21 29 $57,465 $61,250
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 18 25 $69,740 $74,450
M5 Competition Sedan 15 21 $102,800 $110,000
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AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible 20 26 $75,529 $80,350
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe 21 28 $69,278 $73,700
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan 21 28 $68,197 $72,550
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan 15 23 $99,969 $106,350
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon 16 23 $102,319 $108,850
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan 21 29 $52,640 $56,000
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan 21 30 $50,290 $53,500
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Convertible 19 26 $65,612 $69,800
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Coupe 19 26 $58,562 $62,300
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Sedan 20 28 $56,353 $59,950
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Wagon 19 26 $60,348 $64,200
E-Class E 450 RWD Convertible 20 27 $63,262 $67,300
E-Class E 450 RWD Coupe 20 28 $56,212 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,856
$50,160
$75,529
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,100
$53,400
$80,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$902 / month
$890 / month
$1339 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that skips flash and fast for a comfortable ride with an understated exterior. The 2019 BMW M5 sedan is a high-performance luxury car without compromise and few rivals. With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 0 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 0 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.9 48.3
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.8 40.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.7 56.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 58.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 51.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 73.5 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.1 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 194.6 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.4 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
115.1 117.1 113.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.5 9.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 - 14.6
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 12.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 39.5 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18 P275/35ZR19
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 248 @ 4000 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 310 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 29 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 - 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 - 20
Battery Range (mi)
- 16 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 72 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.23 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 2.25
Trans Type
7 8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 2TE 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan 4MATIC+ Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 - 7.7
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4266 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 850

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