BMW 5-Series vs Audi A6at Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville


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Compare: The BMW 5-Series vs. the Audi A6

If you're looking for a luxury sedan, then you probably already know that the BMW 5-Series is one of the most impressive in the class. This impressive sedan gives you modern tech, powerful engine options, and high-end luxury, so get ready to make an impression. Before you invest in something like a new luxury vehicle, you should weigh all your options and do some research.

At Tom Bush BMW Jacksonville, we give you the resources to make the right decisions, so explore our comparison between the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A6 and make the decision yourself.

Power and Performance

If you're the type to get the best available engine options, then the 5-Series is going to get you more bang for your buck. The available 4.4-liter V8 engine on the BMW gives you 456 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque compared to 450 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. of torque on the A6's V8 option. This and the other powerful engines on the Series-5 are complemented by available xDrive.

xDrive is BMW's potent approach to AWD technology with an innovative clutch-based system that allows the system to vary torque every .1 seconds. This means that the 5-Series performs better when confronted with varied driving conditions. Further, the xDrive system is based in the rear, giving you the powerful driving experience you expect from BMW. The A6's quattro AWD is well-known, but the xDrive's innovations make the 5-Series more capable for drivers who want extra traction and power near Fernandina Beach.


Both models come with a variety of exciting tech features to give you a cutting-edge cabin experience, but the 5-Series comes with more available features on the base model. Convenience features like power folding mirrors, available parking automatic parking, available hands-free liftgate, and available massage seats make your life a little easier on the Gainesville roads.

The 5-Series's entertainment system is perfectly integrated into your console. While the A6 media system is placed in the middle of your console, the 5-Series raises the screen on the dash, leaving space for more physical controls. Available hand gesture technology also lets you effortlessly engage with your apps, media, and calls while on the go.

Hybrid Option

Currently, the 5-Series is the only one of the two that offers a hybrid option with the powerful iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid. This impressive model gives you plenty of strength for an engaging ride, but also brings the superb efficiency you expect from a hybrid vehicle. If you want to find a luxury sedan with great mileage, then the 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid is one of your best options.

Safety Features

The 5-Series gives you access to its available driver assist features on the base trim. That means you can opt for impressive tech like bling spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and more no matter which model you get. On the A6, you'll have to opt for one of the higher trim levels before these in-demand features are available at all.

One impressive safety feature exclusive to the 5-Series is the Traffic Jam Assistant, a system that gives you up to 50 seconds of hands-free driving in stop-start traffic.

Our Decision

Ultimately, we think that the 5-Series handedly beats the A6 with its powerful engine options, advanced tech, and accessible safety features. If you're still not convinced, then just stop by our Saint Augustine-area BMW dealership and schedule a test drive. Our sales professionals will help you find the 5-Series model that fits your lifestyle, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Make the drive from Jacksonville Beach and stop by soon, our dealership offers a wide variety of new BMW models for you to explore.