Luxury Sedan Comparison: 2010 Mercedes Benz E350, 2009 Audi A6, 2009 BMW 528i

Stuart Collins

AUDI A6 3.0T
base price: $50,925 (U.S.-spec)
Powertrain
engine: Supercharged DOHC 24-valve V-6
displacemen:t 3.0 liters (183 cu in)
horsepower 300 hp @ 5100 rpm
torque: 310 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
transmission Type: 6-speed automatic
drive: 4-wheel
Chassis
steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
suspension, front: Control arms, coil springs
suspension, rear: Multilink, coil springs
brakes F/R: Vented discs/discs, ABS
Measurements
L x W x H: 193.5 x 79.2 x 57.4 in
wheelbase: 111.9 in
track f/r: 63.5/63.7 in
weight: 4123 lb (per manufacturer)
epa fuel MILEAGE: 18/26 mpg

Mercedes-Benz E350
base price: $55,000 (U.S.-spec, est.)
Powertrain
engine: DOHC 24-valve V-6
displacement: 3.5 liters (213 cu in)
horsepower: 268 hp @ 6000 rpm
torque: 258 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm
transmission Type: 7-speed automatic
drive: Rear-wheel
Chassis
steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
suspension, front: Strut-type, coil springs
suspension, rear: Multilink, coil springs
brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Measurements
L x W x H: 191.7 x 75.9 x 57.6 in
wheelbase: 113.1 in
track f/r: 62.2/63.0 in
weight: 4000 lb (est.)
fuel MILEAGE: 17/24 mpg (est.)

BMW 528i
base price: $46,325 (U.S.-spec)
Powertrain
engine DOHC 24-valve I-6
displacement: 3.0 liters (183 cu in)
horsepower: 230 hp @ 6500 rpm
torque: 200 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
transmission Type: 6-speed automatic
drive: Rear-wheel
Chassis
steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
suspension, front: Strut-type, coil springs
suspension, rear: Multilink, coil springs
brakes: Vented discs, ABS
Measurements
L x W x H: 191.1 x 72.7 x 57.8 in
wheelbase: 113.7 in
track f/r: 61.3/62.2 in
weight: 3571 lb (per manufacturer)
EPA fuel MILEAGE: 18/27 mpg

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