You expect to get sophistication, class, and an efficient ride out of a luxury sedan like the BMW 5 Series or Audi A6. The question is: When put to the test, which of these vehicles will prove to be the right choice for your rides through Birmingham, Irondale, and Hoover, AL?

Our team at BMW of Birmingham has created this BMW 5 Series vs. Audi A6 comparison, so you can see how they stack up. Let's see who comes out on top!

Inside the BMW 5 Series & Audi A6

Both sedans have seating for five and let everyone relax in available leather-trimmed upholstery, but if you need a sedan that transforms into a private sanctuary, only the BMW 5 Series offers massaging front seats. They come with eight massage functions and three levels of intensity, so you can really unwind after a long day at the office.

Connectivity is key when you're on the move. That's why both vehicles come with a bevy of infotainment features, so you can keep up with the world around you. They share the following features:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth®
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Voice Control

When your favorite tune comes over the airwaves, both the BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6 put you in the best seat in the house. They offer 16-speaker premium sound systems that surround you with sound for a truly immersive listening experience.

How Do They Match Up on Safety?

Luxury vehicles like the BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6 are always full of confidence-inspiring safety features. In fact, both sedans come with systems that prepare the vehicles for imminent collisions by closing the windows, tightening the seat belts, and activating post-crash braking.

You will also get the peace of mind that comes with innovative driver-assistance features. The following are standard on every 5 Series and available with the A6:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info

If you need more support in the parking lot, these sedans have your back. They can be equipped with a virtual surround view that will help you maneuver around potential obstacles and slide into even the tightest spots.

Is the 5 Series More Efficient Than the A6?

The base configuration of the BMW 5 Series achieves an EPA-estimated 25 city/33 highway MPG, while the Audi A6 tops off at just an EPA-estimated 23 city/31 highway MPG. So, yes, the 5 Series is more efficient than its competition.

What if power is more your style? You're in luck! Both sedans offer an available 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that cranks out 335 horsepower, but the 5 Series is a bit quicker. It can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.6 seconds. It takes the A6 5.1 seconds to reach the same speed.

If you're looking for the efficiency of a hybrid vehicle, the BMW 5 Series is your only option. Its 530e trim level comes with a hybrid powertrain that takes the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine and combines it with the efficiency of a 107-horsepower, eDrive electric motor. The A6 doesn't offer a hybrid configuration.

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6: Who Takes Home Top Prize?

If you're on the hunt for a luxury sedan that will add more efficiency, potent speed, and extra comfort to your drives through Birmingham, Irondale, and Hoover, Alabama, the BMW 5 Series is the clear front runner.

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