BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6
Are you on the road for business? Driving out to the “nice” end of town for a 5-star dinner? No matter where in the world you find yourself, it always feels better to arrive in style. The 2021 BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6 are luxury cars for the classy experiences you’ve always dreamed of.
Now, it’s finally time to make them reality! Before you choose a new sports sedan for the Myrtle Grove, Pensacola, and Cantonment, Florida, roads, let our team at Sandy Sansing BMW help you compare your options.
A Plug-In Hybrid Performance for the Books
Imagine a world where sporty performance didn’t require sacrificing fuel economy. To different extents, the 2021 5 Series and the A6 help lead you into that world with their advanced powertrains.
The engines in the Audi A6 come with the brand’s latest mild-hybrid technology (MHEV). However, the BMW 5 Series offers a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant that far exceeds the A6 with regard to efficiency.
If you choose the A6, expect a max fuel economy of 26 combined MPG, per the latest EPA estimates. The 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid is far more efficient: It achieved an EPA-estimated 69 combined MPGe for the previous model year, and we expect a similar figure for 2021.
BMW 5 Series and Audi A6: Sedan Features
Just how chic and sleek do the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 get inside? Well, expect options for premium leather and authentic wood finishes that add a fresh sense of possibility to every drive! The 5 Series has available Ceramic Controls for the center console for a weighty feel and a sporty black glazed look.
While you won’t find these controls available in the Audi A6, you will find a spacious trunk. The A6 offers 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space for your golf clubs, sports bags, or luggage for a weekend out of town. The 5 Series counters with an impressive 14 cubic feet of cargo space, a standout total for the segment.
Technology Features in the 5 Series and A6
The right technology means a more intelligent, streamlined driving experience. In the 2021 5 Series and the A6, state-of-the-art infotainment comes standard in every configuration.
To be specific, you’ll have a wide touchscreen system: 10.25-inch diagonal screen in the BMW, 8.8-inch diagonal upper screen and 8.6-inch diagonal lower screen in the Audi. You can make hands-free calls or stream audio via Bluetooth® or connect to your iPhone® apps via Apple CarPlay™.
The two sedans both offer some form of voice command as well. However, only the BMW 5 Series offers the convenience of Gesture Control, an available feature that allows simple hand gestures to command the system!
Which Is Better, Audi A6 or BMW 5 Series?
In the midsize luxury car class, the 2021 BMW 5 Series and the Audi A6 both market themselves as compelling options. We’re impressed by their elegant interiors and power-packed performances.
Still, the character of the 5 Series Sedan—plus the promise of plug-in hybrid power—makes it the more appealing of the two models in our book. See how you feel when you slide behind the wheel at Sandy Sansing BMW. Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Cantonment, FL, shoppers can schedule a test drive today!