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2020 Audi A6 vs. 2020 BMW 540 Review

New 2020 Audi A6

2020 Audi
A6

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New 2020 BMW 540

2020 BMW
540

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MSRP*
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$54,900 to $59,800
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$59,450 to $61,750
Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $55,790 to $57,930
MPG - City 22 - 24 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Audi A6 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW 540. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi A6, drivers may find the BMW 540 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Audi A6 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW 540, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A6 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 540. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A6 and the BMW 540 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi A6 is a little wider than the BMW 540, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Audi A6 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 540.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi A6 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 540.

Handling
The Audi A6 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 540, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A6 is significantly less powerful than the BMW 540. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A6 and the BMW 540. The Audi A6 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 540, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi A6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 540.