Compare 2020 Audi A6 vs 2020 BMW 5-Series

2020 Audi A6
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $56,212 $59,800
A6 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $56,212 $59,800
A6 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $56,212 $59,800
S6 2.9 TFSI Premium Plus 18 28 $69,468 $73,900
S6 2.9 TFSI Prestige 18 28 $69,468 $73,900
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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 $50,625 $53,900
5 Series 530e xDrive iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $52,765 $56,200
5 Series 530i Sedan 25 33 $50,625 $53,900
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 24 31 $52,765 $56,200
5 Series 540i Sedan 22 30 $55,790 $59,450
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 22 29 $57,930 $61,750
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 18 25 $71,785 $76,650
M5 Competition Sedan 15 21 $102,800 $110,000
M5 Sedan 15 21 $96,010 $102,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,608
$50,625
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,900
$53,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$915 / month
$898 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans. The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.9
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
115.1 117.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 73.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 194.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 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 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 12.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 39.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4101 4266
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 4300 248 @ 4000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 69
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14
Trans Order Code
8Y 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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 -
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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  • 2020 5-Series available; 2021s orderable
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