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2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium

4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sedan

2012 BMW 535 i xDrive

4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan

2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

E350 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan

2012 Audi A6
(2012 Audi A6 4dr AWD quattro Sedan shown)
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2012 BMW 535
(2012 BMW 535 4dr AWD Sedan shown)
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
(2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4dr AWD 4MATIC Sedan shown)
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MSRP $49,900 $54,800 $52,990
Destination Charge $875 $895 $875
Invoice Price $46,408 $50,415 $49,281
Total List Price $50,775 $55,695 $53,865
Available Engines 310-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium) 300-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium) 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Available Transmissions 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 19 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole - -
Side, Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Overall, Overall - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) - -
Front, Overall Front - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) - -
Front, Driver's - -
Side, Front Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier - -
Front, Passenger's - -
Side, Overall Side - -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Available:
driver and passenger front impact airbags
N/A Available:
driver and passenger front impact airbags
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A Standard Standard
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive all wheel drive all wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10, amplifier, graphic equalizer, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 8, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, amplifier, graphic equalizer, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
15 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
amplifier, graphic equalizer, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
16 performance, premium amplifier, graphic equalizer, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
14 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
14 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear with separate controls with separate controls N/A
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A dual
Cargo concealed storage N/A Standard N/A
Cargo net N/A N/A Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Cell phone N/A Available:
pre-wiring
N/A
Clock in-dash in-dash analog
Compass Standard N/A N/A
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control Available Available Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
12V DC power outlet 3 4 3
Lighter elements N/A N/A front
Ashtray N/A Standard Standard
Overhead console mini with storage N/A mini
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
carpeted front & rear Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Window Down front and rear front and rear front and rear
Programmable garage door opener Standard Available Standard
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release power N/A keyfob
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
leather
leather Standard:
leather
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A Available:
leather/genuine wood
Head-up display Available Available N/A
Seats 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Front seat type bucket Standard:
bucket
bucket
N/A Available:
adaptive bucket
N/A
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power Standard:
8-way power
Standard:
8-way power
N/A Available:
10-way power
Available:
12-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power Standard:
8-way power
8-way power
N/A Available:
10-way power
N/A
Lumbar support driver driver and passenger Standard:
driver and passenger
N/A N/A Available:
driver
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
Memory driver Standard:
driver
driver and passenger
N/A Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench Standard:
bench
Standard:
bench
N/A Available:
60-40 bench
Available:
60-40 bench
Rear armrest with pass-thru Standard:
with pass-thru
Standard
N/A Available:
with pass-thru and skibag
N/A
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Available Available N/A
Seat trim leather leather Standard:
leatherette
N/A N/A Available:
leather
Entertainment 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input N/A Standard Standard
DVD-Audio N/A N/A Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition Available Available Available
Speakers Standard:
10
Standard:
10
Standard:
8
Available:
15 brand
Available:
16 performance
Available:
14 brand
Available:
14 brand
N/A N/A
Amplifier Standard:
Standard
Standard:
Standard
Standard:
Standard
Available:
premium
Available:
premium
Available:
premium
Equalizer Available:
automatic
graphic N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system N/A Available:
with DVD
Available:
with DVD and digital media
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen Standard:
1
1 1
Available:
2
N/A N/A
2nd row LCD screen N/A Available:
2
Available:
2
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection driver and passenger N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A Standard Standard
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A Standard Standard
Height adjustable safety belts front N/A front
Seatbelt pretensioners front and rear front front and rear
Headlights Standard:
halogen
high intensity low/high beam Standard:
halogen
Available:
LED low/high beam
N/A Available:
high intensity low/high beam
Available:
high intensity low/high beam
N/A N/A
Exterior light control programmable fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Cornering lights Available Standard Available
Daytime running lights Standard Standard Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights Available Standard Available
LED brakelights Standard Standard Standard
Door curb lights 4 4 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard Standard Available
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
Lane departure N/A Available Available
First aid kit N/A N/A Standard
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard Standard
Blind spot sensor Available Available Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 48/50,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 144/unlimited 144/unlimited 48/50,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 48/unlimited 48/unlimited unlimited/unlimited
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) 12/5,000 48/50,000 N/A
Exterior 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A N/A
Bodyside moldings N/A N/A body-colored
Bodyside insert N/A N/A chrome
Grille trim black w/chrome surround chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front and rear front and rear front and rear
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk Standard:
trunk
Standard:
trunk
N/A Available:
power open and close trunk
Available:
power open and close trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger driver
Sunroof 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A N/A Available:
1st row exterior express open sliding and tilting glass
2nd row sunroof N/A N/A Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
Spoiler N/A Available:
lip
Available:
lip
Roof rack N/A N/A Available
Tires Standard:
P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P245/45VR18.0 BSW run flat AS
Standard:
P245/45HR17.0 BSW performance AS
Available:
P245/45HR18.0 BSW AS
Available:
P245/40ZR18.0 BSW run flat AS
Available:
P245/40ZR18.0 BSW performance AS
Available:
P255/40YR19.0 BSW performance
N/A Available:
P245/40HR18.0 BSW performance AS
Available:
P255/35HR20.0 BSW performance
N/A N/A
Wheels Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
18" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
Available:
19" silver aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
Available:
19" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
20" polished forged aluminum
N/A Available:
18" black aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel N/A compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Standard Standard Standard
Mud flaps Available N/A N/A
Mechanical 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Engine 3.0L V-6 3.0L I-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger intercooled supercharger intercooled turbo N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel all wheel all wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning Standard:
regular
regular Standard:
regular
Available:
sport
N/A Available:
sport
Ride control N/A Available N/A
Adaptive suspension N/A Available N/A
Front suspension type multi-link double wishbone strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD 8-spd auto w/OD 7-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 2.85 3.08 3.07
Specifications 2012 Audi A6 3.0 Premium 2012 BMW 535 i xDrive 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base
Exterior length 193.9 " 193.1 " 191.7 "
Exterior body width 73.8 " 73.2 " 73.0 "
Exterior height 57.8 " 57.6 " 57.9 "
Engine 3.0L V-6 3.0L I-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 310 @ 5,500 rpm 300 @ 5,800 rpm 302 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 325 @ 2,900 rpm 300 @ 1,200 rpm 273 @ 3,500 rpm
Fuel economy - city 19 mpg 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 28 mpg 30 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.33 / 3.50 " 3.31 / 3.53 " 3.66 / 3.39 "
Curb weight 4,045 lbs. 4,233 lbs. 3,979 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 5,379 lbs. N/A
Payload N/A 1,058 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 114.7 " 116.9 " 113.2 "
Front track 64.1 " 63.0 " 63.0 "
Rear track 63.7 " 64.1 " 63.7 "
Turning radius 19.5 ' 19.6 ' 18.5 '
Drag coefficient .26 .30 .28
Front legroom 41.3 " 41.4 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 37.4 " 36.1 " 35.8 "
Front headroom 37.2 " 40.5 " 37.9 "
Rear headroom 37.8 " 38.3 " 38.2 "
Front shoulder room 57.5 " 58.3 " 57.8 "
Rear shoulder room 56.3 " 56.2 " 56.9 "
Luggage volume 14.1 cu.ft. 14.0 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 14.1 cu.ft. 14.0 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 97 cu.ft. N/A N/A
Fuel tank 19.8 gal. 18.5 gal. 21.1 gal.