Compare 2021 Audi A6 vs 2021 BMW 5-Series vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2021 Audi A6
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2021 BMW 5-Series
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2021 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $56,212 $59,800
A6 Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $56,212 $59,800
A6 Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $56,212 $59,800
A6 Sport Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $51,608 $54,900
A6 Sport Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $51,608 $54,900
RS 6 Avant 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 22 $102,460 $109,000
S6 2.9 TFSI Premium Plus 18 28 $69,936 $74,400
S6 2.9 TFSI Prestige 18 28 $69,936 $74,400
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530e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5 Series 530e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $53,695 $57,200
5 Series 530e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $55,835 $59,500
5 Series 530i Sedan 25 33 $50,905 $54,200
5 Series 530i xDrive Sedan 23 32 $53,045 $56,500
5 Series 540i Sedan 25 32 $55,790 $59,450
5 Series 540i xDrive Sedan 23 31 $57,930 $61,750
5 Series M550i xDrive Sedan 17 25 $71,925 $76,800
M5 Sedan 15 21 $96,755 $103,500
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AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Convertible 21 27 $77,879 $82,850
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Coupe 21 28 $71,675 $76,250
E-Class AMG E 53 4MATIC+ Sedan 22 29 $69,466 $73,900
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Sedan 16 23 $101,050 $107,500
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Wagon 16 23 $105,703 $112,450
E-Class E 350 4MATIC Sedan 22 30 $53,345 $56,750
E-Class E 350 RWD Sedan 22 31 $50,995 $54,250
E-Class E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain Wagon 22 28 $63,544 $67,600
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Convertible 23 29 $69,983 $74,450
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Coupe 23 30 $63,403 $67,450
E-Class E 450 4MATIC Sedan 23 30 $58,280 $62,000
E-Class E 450 RWD Convertible 23 30 $67,633 $71,950
E-Class E 450 RWD Coupe 23 31 $61,053 $64,950

Pricing

Invoice Price

$51,608
$53,695
$77,879

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$54,900
$57,200
$82,850

Monthly Payment Estimate

$915 / month
$953 / month
$1381 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.2
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles. The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them. Made as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible with four different powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class has wide appeal.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg Coming Soon 21 mpg

Highway

31 mpg Coming Soon 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

37.4 36.5 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.4 -

Passenger Capacity

5 5 4

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 Volume (ft³)

- 98.8 -

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 51.5

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 58.7

Exterior Dimensions

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

Track Width, Front (in)

64.2 63.1 64.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.2 - 4.7

Length, Overall (in)

194.4 195.8 190.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.7 10 9.5

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.3 12.1 17.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.7 39.4 39.7

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA 258 R02

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18 P275/35ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA 258 R02

Front Tire Size

P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18 P245/40ZR19

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4101 4222 4566

Wheels

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

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

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

248 @ 4300 288 @ 3800 429 @ 6100

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 - 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 26 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 - 27

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

- 21 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

- 64 -

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.14 3.24

Trans Order Code

8Y 2TB 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

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.32 4.80

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

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

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

Emissions

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

6.7 - 7.6

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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