2016 Audi A6 vs. Its Competition

2015 Audi A6
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

In the larger luxury sedan segment, there are no bad options.

In most instances, it merely comes down to what the buyer prefers in terms of style, feel, and brand image.

The BMW 5-Series, for instance, offers similar performance and gas mileage to the A6, though wrapped in a much different package in terms of appearance and, consequently, image.

The Mercedes-Benz E Class is likewise a very similar car in configuration, though it lacks some of the higher-tech infotainment options found in the A6, replacing them with even more high-tech driver assistance features, a Mercedes-Benz hallmark.

The 2015 Cadillac CTS is something of the outlier here, being the non-European offering, but from materials quality to performance, the CTS matches the competition on all fronts; again, however, image and feel are the determining factors.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The 2016 Audi A6 builds on an already impressive set of features, abilities, and styling to yield a safe, fun, high-tech luxury sedan.
8.2
The 2016 BMW M5 is the king of the 5-Series mountain, which isn't a bad place to be. It just may not be king of the sports sedan mountain anymore.
8.4
The 2016 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunning luxury sedan that drives as well or better than its European rivals.
8.4
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.
MSRP From   
$46,200$50,200$45,560$52,650
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Twin Turbo Diesel I-4
EPA Class   
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-SizeMid-Size Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 528i RWD4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
SedanSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission   
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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