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2021 Audi A6 vs. 2021 BMW 540 Review

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2021 Audi
A6

MSRP*: $54,900 to $59,800
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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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Invoice* $51,608 to $56,212 $55,790 to $57,930
MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.7 ft3 14.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 - 335 hp 335 hp
Exterior Length 194.4 in 195.8 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 73.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi A6 as you will with the BMW 540, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the BMW 540.

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.

Handling
The Audi A6 has about the same turning radius as the BMW 540, allowing equal maneuverability 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.

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

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Audi A6 as you will in the BMW 540.

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