The Audi A6 was completely redesigned this past year, and its interior feels a class above, but its back seat is quite small.
The BMW 5-Series lineup offers a firm sport-sedan personality, along with just as many, if not more active-safety features and high-tech options.
Infiniti's M sedan is a suave counterpart from Japan, with a choice of six- and eight-cylinder engines, and rear- or all-wheel drive.
Meanwhile, the Jaguar XF is a surprising enthusiasts' choice, with a classy look inside and out plus an eager performance driving feel.
Another off-the-radar choice might be the Hyundai Genesis, which has a high-$30,000 price tag, a fantastic interior, rear-drive power delivery, and a nearly 400-horsepower V-8.
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|2012 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2012 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2012 Hyundai GenesisBrowse Used Listings||2012 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V8|
|Subcompact Cars||Midsize Cars||Mid-Size||Large car||Midsize Car|
|2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD||4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 528i RWD||4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L||4-Door Sedan|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Coupe||Sedan||4dr Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2012 Audi A6||2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2012 BMW 5-Series||2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2012 Hyundai Genesis||2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2012 Jaguar XF|