Compare 2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2006 Audi A6

2006 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2006 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 19 27 $46,546 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.2L CDI 27 37 $47,476 $51,050
4-Door Wagon 3.5L 18 26 $48,639 $52,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $48,872 $52,550
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 18 24 $50,964 $54,800
4-Door Sedan 5.0L 17 25 $54,312 $58,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $56,637 $60,900
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 5.0L 16 20 $57,660 $62,000
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,074 $81,800
4-Door Wagon 5.5L AMG 15 21 $76,818 $82,600
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak Automatic 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak Automatic 3.2L 21 29 $37,572 $40,820
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 27 $40,641 $43,970
4-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.2L 18 26 $43,280 $46,870
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L 17 23 $49,559 $53,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,546
$37,572
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,050
$40,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$834 / month
$680 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 97.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
189.7 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.9
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)
11.8 11.9 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45HR17 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA H1B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA H1B
Rear Tire Size
245/45HR17 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA H1B
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3703 3836
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400-5000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 255 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode 2.23) 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.48
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.82
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.51
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.10
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.64
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.38
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Audi A6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multilink Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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