Audi A6 2008 vs BMW 5 series 2007

Audi A6
2008 - 2011
BMW 5 series
2007 - 2010
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 3.0 Diesel3.0 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 240 HP235 HP
Torque: 500 NM500 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.8 seconds6.8 seconds
Audi A6 engine produces 5 HP more power than BMW 5 series, the torque is the same for both cars.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.16.6
Real fuel consumption: 8.8 l/100km8.0 l/100km
The BMW 5 series is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi A6 consumes 0.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW 5 series, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Audi A6 could require 75 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi A6 consumes 0.8 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW 5 series.
Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1120 km in combined cycle1060 km in combined cycle
1370 km on highway1340 km on highway
900 km with real consumption870 km with real consumption
Audi A6 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km420'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Audi A6 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 5 years12 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi Q5Installed on at least 6 other car models, including BMW 3 sērija, BMW X5, BMW 7 sērija, BMW X3, BMW X6
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. BMW 5 series might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.93 m4.84 m
Width: 1.86 m1.85 m
Height: 1.46 m1.47 m
Audi A6 is larger, but slightly lower.
Audi A6 is 9 cm longer than the BMW 5 series, 1 cm wider, while the height of Audi A6 is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 546 litres520 litres
Audi A6 has more luggage capacity.
Audi A6 has 26 litres more trunk space than the BMW 5 series.
Turning diameter: 11.9 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A6 is 0.9 metres more than that of the BMW 5 series, which means Audi A6 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`3652`160
Safety: no datano data
below average

BMW 5 series has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Audi A6 has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than BMW 5 series, so BMW 5 series quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 66007800
Rating in user reviews: 9.1/10 8.0/10
Pros and Cons: Audi A6 has
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
BMW 5 sērija has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
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