The Audi consumes 0.9 l less in the mixed cycle in comparison to the BMW 5-Series E60. The difference in the amount of 11 % is not perceptible. Nevertheless in the long term it can generate a substantial cost reduction.
The Audi A6 C6 has 21 percent more torque than the BMW 5-Series E60. Although the majority of drivers do not attach importance the maximum torque when buying a automobile, it describes the best how a car is speeding up. As far as these two vehicles are concerned the difference is not really big so the difference will not be much noticeable.
The fuel consumption of the Audi A6 C6 is 1.9 l better when compared to the BMW 5-Series E60 Touring E61 523 i 177HP manual. Despite the difference is little, in the long term it may make that the car would be much less expensive to run.
The boot of the Audi A6 C6 Avant 2.0 TFSI 170HP automatic is only 67 l bigger than the BMW 5-Series E60 Touring E61 523 i 177HP manual. However, the difference is not big it would be fair to say that both vehicles have more of less the same boot size.
Maximal torque RPM
A greater range and a lower number of revolutions at which the maximum torque is produced has an impact on an engine’s dynamism and flexibility. Still, to have a full perspective on a car’s engine performance, it is always good to see a torque graph.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Audi A6 C6 Avant is 7 mm wider in comparison to the BMW 5-Series E60. It is clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more room for their elbows.
Maximum load capacity
The Audi A6 C6 is 2 percent longer when compared to the BMW 5-Series E60 Touring E61 523 i 177HP manual. The length of the vehicle is significant when it comes to driving comfort and room in the boot. The Audi A6 C6 Avant 2.0 TFSI 170HP automatic preasumbly will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Audi A6 C6 will be better driven but the BMW 5-Series E60 will be a little easier for parking due to shorter length of the body.
Number of doors
A 5-door car usually is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and because of that the Audi, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat giving more space for cargo, has an advantage on the 4-door BMW 5-Series E60 Touring E61 which in turn has smaller lid and a partition behind the rear seats.
Model release date
Because of the fact that the BMW 5-Series E60 Touring E61 523 i 177HP manual was launched only 1 year earlier than the Audi A6 C6 Avant 2.0 TFSI 170HP automatic, the gap between technology applied in both vehicles is not really huge, however, the Audi A6 C6 Avant 2.0 TFSI 170HP automatic may feature slightly more new solutions applied in it.
For a smooth ride in the city, it is good to have an automatic however the choice of transmisison may have a big effect on fuel efficiency. Automatics may burn up somewhere from 5 to 10% more than manuals.