2008 Audi A6 vs. Its Competition

2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

This crowded segment includes two German competitors that also offer station-wagon versions with similar options, including all-wheel drive.

The Japanese competitors from Lexus and Infiniti put their emphasis instead on V-8 power and technology, with the Lexus GS also being made in a Hybrid model.

The Cadillac STS sports angular, American style and big V-8 power, and it offers all-wheel drive, while Jaguar's slinky new XF sedan comes only with V-8 power, supercharged or not, and a glamorous, cutting-edge interior.

2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2008 Audi A6
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2009 Cadillac STS2009 Cadillac STS
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2009 Jaguar XF Luxury2009 Jaguar XF
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2008 BMW M52008 BMW 5-Series
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon 6.3L AMG RWD Angular Front Exterior View2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Quick Specs
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
The 2009 Cadillac STS isn’t a standout for looks, but you’ll appreciate the way it drives.
The 2009 Jaguar XF is an easy car to love. It performs as well as anything in the class--and has unexpected glamorous touches that will win over converts.
The 2008 BMW M5 has electrifying performance, but is saddled with an overdose of technology and a body in need of a few nips and tucks.
If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas I6Gas V6
EPA Class    
MidsizeMid-Size- TBD -Mid-SizeMid-Size
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan Luxury4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Automatic CVTAutomaticAutomaticManualAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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