2021 BMW 5 Series vs. 2021 Audi A6

2021 BMW 5 Series


2021 Audi A6
$54,200 MSRP

Starting Price

$54,900 MSRP

Number of Trim Levels

248 hp - 523 hp

Horsepower Range

248 hp - 335 hp
3.6 Seconds

Fastest 0 to 60 Time

5.1 Seconds
14 Cubic Feet

Trunk Volume

13.7 Cubic Feet
12.3-inch Touchscreen, 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display

Standard Technology

Dual Touchscreen Interface

With so many options in the competitive luxury sedan segment, it’s not always easy to find the one that best matches your needs in Corona. If you’ve narrowed your luxury sedan choices down to the Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series, then it’s time to take a closer look at both models. In the comparison below, BMW of Murrieta looks at how luxury leaders Audi vs. BMW stack up when it comes to their midsize sedan models.

We think you’ll agree that the BMW 5 Series is the better buy — thanks to its longer list of luxury features, larger cabin dimensions, and more potent engine options. After checking out the specs, browse our new 5 Series inventory to learn more!

Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series: Price Range

First, we’ll compare the Audi vs. BMW sedan price range. This is a good place to start because pricing can tell you just how much you’ll get for your money — whether you opt for the base trim or are looking for special features at a higher trim. From performance engineering to high-quality cabin materials, there are many reasons to choose a BMW. All of that looks even better in light of the base 5 Series BMW Sedan price of $54,200 MSRP, which is competitive with other models while offering a wider range of features. Here’s what you can expect from the rest of the lineup:

  • Available in four trims, the 5 Series BMW sedan comes with a standard RWD drivetrain. AWD is available as an upgrade, as well as a plug-in hybrid configuration.
  • The Audi A6 is available in three trims and with two engine options for a total of six configurations. Keep in mind that there is no hybrid powertrain available for the A6.

Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series: Performance

With the 5 Series BMW sedan, you’ll choose from five trim levels and between the standard RWD powertrain or available xDrive Intelligent AWD. The Audi A6 only offers two engine options and one drivetrain option:

BMW 5 Series Engines & Powertrains

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged Engine – 248 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque / Standard RWD, Available AWD
  • 2.0L 4-cylinder Turbocharged Hybrid Powertrain – 288 hp, 257 lb-ft of torque / Standard RWD, Available AWD
  • 3.0L V6 Turbocharged Engine – 335 hp, 331 lb-ft of torque / Standard RWD, Available AWD
  • 4.4L V8 M Performance Engine – 523 hp, 553 lb-ft of torque / Standard AWD

Audi A6 Engines

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder MHEV Engine – 248 hp, 273 lb-ft of torque / Standard AWD
  • 3.0L V6 MHEV Engine – 335 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque / Standard AWD

Looking for exhilarating drives from your next sedan? Comparing the Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series performance specs reveals that the two are very closely matched on the road in Riverside. With one minor exception: the 5 Series can take you 33 highway miles on a gallon of fuel vs. 31 for the Audi A6.

Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series: Interior Dimensions & Features

Considering the evenly matched Audi and BMW sedan price, the 5 Series is a better value for several reasons. First, its larger cabin affords you more space for cargo and keeps passengers more comfortable. You’ll also get a larger infotainment touchscreen on the BMW sedan:

  • Trunk Volume – While the Audi A6 offers 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space, the 5 Series provides 14.0 cubic feet.
  • 5 Series Infotainment – The 5 Series base trim comes with a 12.3-inch central touchscreen and a 12.3-inch Interactive Driver Display.
  • A6 Infotainment – The Audi A6 offers dual 8.8-inch and 8.6-inch touchscreens stacked above the center console. However, accessing the 10.1-inch central screen or a virtual cockpit requires a trim upgrade.

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