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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 N/A $54,900
A6 Sport Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 N/A $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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Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription N/A N/A $56,447 $60,050
S90 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV R-Design N/A N/A $56,447 $60,050
S90 T6 AWD Inscription 21 32 $51,371 $54,650
S90 T6 AWD Momentum 21 32 $48,457 $51,550
S90 T6 AWD R-Design 21 32 $51,371 $54,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,608
$53,695
$56,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,900
$57,200
$60,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$915 / month
$953 / month
$1001 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
7.5
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. The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 argue for luxury-car status with rational performance and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.9 55.4
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.8 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.7 57.5
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 36.5 40.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 56.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 63.1 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - -
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 195.8 200.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.4 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 64.2 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
115.1 117.1 120.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 73.5 74.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - 26.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 10 13.5
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 - 13.6
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 - 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 12.1 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 39.4 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18 P255/40VR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR19 P245/45HR18 P255/40VR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4101 4222 4673
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8 19 X 8.5
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 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 4300 288 @ 3800 400 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Turbo/Supercharger Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 310 472 @ 2200
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27 (2020) 30 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 - NA
Battery Range (mi)
- 21 21
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 69 60
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.23 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 1.95
Trans Type
7 8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.32 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
8Y 2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 BMW 5 Series Volvo S90
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
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
6.7 - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1650
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 1650
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 800
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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