BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 Comparison Review

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BMW and Audi are two of the top performers in the luxury market, both offering a range of exciting vehicles for buyers to choose from. The BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6 attain high rankings in the luxury midsize car segment, but there are some differences to consider between them.

Drivers in Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx can discover the key variations between these cars with our BMW 5 Series vs. Audi A6 comparison review.

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BMW series 5Powerful engines and sharp handling can be found in the 5 Series and the A6. The BMW 5 Series offers several engine options, from the 530i and its turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 248 horsepower to the M550i twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 600 horsepower. There’s also a plug-in hybrid, the 530e, that creates 248 horsepower. The Audi A6 only comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Both the 5 Series and the A6 offer agility and a smooth ride, though the 5 Series has better steering feedback for a more confident ride. The 5 Series comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a Driving Dynamics Control system with three selectable driving modes, as well as an all-wheel drive upgrade and an adaptive suspension. The A6 comes with all-wheel drive standard, but none of the other handling upgrades are available.


BMW series 5The BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6 offer high-end cabins and upscale designs with spacious, comfortable seats. The 5 Series comes with synthetic leather upholstery and 16-way power-adjustable seats, though leather upholstery and 20-way power-adjustable seats, ventilation, heating, and massage features are available as upgrades. The A6 includes leather upholstery and heated front seats standard, but there are fewer upgrades available throughout the lineup. Heated seating, ventilated seating, premium upholstery, and 18-way adjustable seats are the highest offerings.

For cargo, the 5 Series features an expansive trunk with 18.7 cubic feet of space, which is one of the largest in the class. The A6 has a 13.7-cubic-foot trunk, one of the smallest in the class. Both vehicles have a split-folding rear seat and offer a hands-free power trunk lid.


BMW series 5Technology features are abundant in the 5 Series and the A6. The 5 Series includes a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a touchpad, a 12-speaker audio system, navigation, HD Radio™, and Apple CarPlay®. Satellite radio, gesture control, wireless charging, a Wi-Fi® hotspot, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a 16-speaker sound system are also available. The A6 comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an 8.6-inch touchscreen control panel beneath it, along with a 10-speaker sound system, Bluetooth® connectivity, satellite radio, HD Radio™, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and a voice-control navigation system. Premium audio, wireless device charging, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel are available as well.

Both the 5 Series and the A6 include a rearview camera, parking sensors, emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. They also offer a head-up display, rear cross-traffic alerts, a night vision camera with pedestrian detection, and other advanced safety features for more protection on the road.

Test Drive the 5 Series at BMW of Manhattan

Though the A6 is an impressive option, this BMW 5 Series vs. Audi A6 comparison shows that the A6 lacks the performance, handling, technology, safety, and interior comfort of the BMW 5 Series.

Drivers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens can find out more about the BMW 5 Series by visiting BMW of Manhattan. Call or stop by our dealership today to schedule your test drive!