Audi A6 2018 vs BMW 3 series 2012

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Audi A6
2018 -
BMW 3 series
2012 - 2015
Gearbox: Automatic Manual/Automatic
Audi A6 is available only with automatic gearbox, whereas BMW 3 series has both automatic and manual transmission options.
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Rear wheel drive (RWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A6 is available with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive, while BMW 3 series can be equipped with rear wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive. All-wheel drive models tend to consume more fuel, so if you don't need off road capabilities, Audi A6 also offers 2-wheel drive versions for fuel economy. 2WD versions also have lower maintenance costs.
Engines: 2.0 - 3.01.6 - 3.0


Power: 163 - 340 HP116 - 313 HP
Torque: 370 - 620 NM220 - 630 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.7 - 9.5 seconds4.9 - 11.2 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.5 - 6.84.3 - 8.1
Audi A6 petrol engines consumes on average 0.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than BMW 3 series. On average, Audi A6 equipped with diesel engines consume 0.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW 3 series.
This comparison does not take engine capacity into account, so to compare the fuel consumption of specific engines, select the car version!


Length: 4.94 m4.62 m
Width: 1.89 m1.81 m
Height: 1.47 m1.43 m
Audi A6 is larger.
Audi A6 is 32 cm longer than the BMW 3 series, 8 cm wider, while the height of Audi A6 is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 565 litres495 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1500 litres
Audi A6 has more luggage capacity.
Audi A6 has 70 litres more trunk space than the BMW 3 series.
Turning diameter: no data11.7 meters
Gross weight (kg): ~ 2`416~ 2`093
The BMW 3 series scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
above average

Average price (€): 38 00010 600
Pros and Cons: Audi A6 has
  • automatic transmission only
  • also available in 2WD
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • roomier boot
  • fewer faults
BMW 3 sērija has
  • both manual and automatic
  • lower fuel consumption for diesel engines
  • better safety assist technologies
  • lower price
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