Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$29,542 - $35,977
$50,456 - $54,325

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.82 / 5
17 Reviews
4.96 / 5
27 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 - 340 hp
248 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder 340 HP
2.0 TFSI 4 Cylinder 252 HP
2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.4 in.
36.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.1 cu. ft.
14.5 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 in.
117.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
40.2 ft.

Length

Length
194.2 in.
194.6 in.

Width

Width
73.8 in.
73.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3858 - 4023 .lbs
4385 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 - 340 hp
248 hp

Torque

Torque
273 - 325 ft. lbs.
310 ft. lbs.

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.8 gal.
12.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 15 mpg
14 - 14 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
28 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
28 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A6
BMW 5 Series

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan - quattro Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
97.2 ft³.
98.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3858 - 4023 lbs.
4385 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 - 28 mpg.
28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 - 25 mpg.
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 - 34 mpg.
2.0 L/122

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Gasoline Direct Injection

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121 - 3.0 L/183
2TE

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
8

Trans Type

Trans Type
7 - 8
Automatic w/OD

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Automatic w/OD
4.71

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 - 4.71
3.14

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 - 3.14
2.11

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - 2.11
1.67

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 - 1.67
1.28

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - 1.28
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 - 1.00
3.29

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 - 3.32
3.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85, 3.08, 4.23
Double Wishbone

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3, 6.7, 7.7
Multi-Link

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
P245/40HR19, P245/40YR19, P245/45HR18

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
P245/40HR19, P245/45HR18, P275/35YR19

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18, P255/35YR20, P255/40HR19, P255/40R19
18 X 8 - 19 X 9 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18, P255/35YR20, P255/40HR19, P255/40R19
Aluminum

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Aluminum

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 8.5 in.
Rack-Pinion

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 8.5 in.
40.2 ft.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
4-Wheel Disc

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
4-Wheel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Yes

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Yes

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
14.6 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39 ft.
13.6 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
12.1 gal.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
38.8 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
41.4 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
58.7 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 in.
37.5 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in.
36.5 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal.
55.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 in.
117.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
194.6 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.5 in.
73.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
58.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37.4 in.
63.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.3 in.
64.2 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 in.
14.5 ft³.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
194.2 in.
0.84

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.8 in.
0.67

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.8 in.
67

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.1 in.
15 mi.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.7 in.
5 Series

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³.
Luxury High

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 - 0.84
Sedan

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
2.0

Model Group

Model Group
A6
DOHC

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
aluminum

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
4

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0 - 3.0
4