Two of the most sought after cars in the world, the Audi A6 Saloon vs. Mercedes Benz E Class both belong to a class of their own. These cars are popularly known as premium class luxury vehicles. Both these vehicles have received praise and appreciation the world over for their looks and performance.
The Mercedes Benz E-Class is actually the name given to an entire range of cars belonging to the mid-size luxury or rather executive class. There are three types – Saloon, Coupe, and Cabriolet. These have been manufactured by one of the top class car manufacturers in the world – Mercedes Benz AG. Mercedes Benz has carved it’s name in the history of automobiles being one of the earliest automobile manufacturer which maintained the whole trend of luxury into automobiles and is being followed by many other brands now.
Audi, which has risen to a class which is now becoming the most in demand brand in the international market. To compete with the Mercedes Benz E-Class, the Audi has the A6 Series which again splits in three different shapes: Saloon, Avant and an All -Road. The Audi A6 Saloon is a much demanded car from the camp of another German manufacturer- Audi. Since its entry it has risen swiftly to pose as stiff competition to the E-Class Saloon.
The Mercedes Benz E-Class in available in multiple variants – both diesel as well as petrol. Under the petrol versions it has the E 200 CGI Blue Efficiency engine delivering 137hp at 5600 rpm, the E 350 with its 3.5 liter V6 engine gives 272hp and 355 Nm torque at 4500 rpm. The diesel variants have the E 250 CGI Blue Efficiency 4 cylinder in-line engine delivering 201hp at 4200rpm and 500Nm of torque at 1800rpm. There is also E 350 CGI Blue Efficiency engine which performs well by providing 540 Nm torque at 2400rpm and 231 hp of total output power.
Similarly the Audi A6 Saloon is equipped with enhanced engines which not only accords it greater power but also enables lower emissions and thus consequently better fuel efficiency. It also comes with one petrol and three petrol variants. The petrol version comes with a 3.0 TDI engine which delivers 245hp and 500Nm torque at 3200rpm. The Diesel variants also deliver amazing performance.
The Audi A6 Saloon brings forth the options for the consumer to choose between 6 speed manual and 7 speed S Tronic transmission. The Mercedes Benz E class comes with the exclusive 7 G Tronic Automatic transmission and the 5-Speed Automatic transmission.
The new version of the Audi A6 Saloon is said to be made of lightweight material that lends it precision and improved performance in terms of both body balance and fuel efficiency. The exterior of the car has been made sharper and sleeker with a newer front look and headlights. The smooth, agile body is supported by attractive interiors. The Mercedes Benz is an epitome of luxury and class in itself. It presents an aerodynamic form with state of the art technological advances. The powerful engine provides improved performance with improved fuel consumption.
While both the car are more or less similar in function and features, the Mercedes Benz E-Class scores over the Audi for its luxurious and royal look and being a class of its own. On the other hand the Audi A6 Saloon is preferred as it’s lighter and faster. It provides greater fuel economy at a better price. Both the cars have their own share of fans who swear by their own favorite car’s performance. One more difference is that ‘Audi A6′ is too short too speak while ‘Mercedes Benz E Class’ is a bit longer.