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
M5 Sedan 15 21 $96,010 $102,700
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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 Coming Soon 20 mpg

Highway

32 mpg Coming Soon 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

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 -

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 37.5 36.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 98.8 -

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 51.5

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 58.7

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

64.2 63.1 64.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.2 - 4.7

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

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.3 73.5 73.2

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

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

- 16 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

- 72 -

Transmission

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 Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.84 0.86

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.41 3.23 3.07

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 - 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

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.6 - 7.7

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4266 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - 850

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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