2006 Audi A6 vs. 2008 BMW 530

To start off, 2008 BMW 530 is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Audi A6. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Audi A6 would be higher. At 3,130 cc, 2006 Audi A6 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Audi A6 (343 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 89 more horse power than 2008 BMW 530. (254 HP @ 6600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Audi A6 should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 530. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Audi A6 weights approximately 75 kg more than 2008 BMW 530. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 BMW 530 (300 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 57 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Audi A6. (243 Nm @ 3250 RPM). This means 2008 BMW 530 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Audi A6. 2008 BMW 530 has automatic transmission and 2006 Audi A6 has manual transmission. 2006 Audi A6 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 BMW 530 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Audi A6 2008 BMW 530
Make Audi BMW
Model A6 530
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3130 cc 2995 cc
Horse Power 343 HP 254 HP
Engine RPM 6500 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 243 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3250 RPM 2500 RPM
Top Speed 209 km/hour 250 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 7.3 seconds 6.8 seconds
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1740 kg 1665 kg
Vehicle Length 4940 mm 4850 mm
Vehicle Width 1860 mm 1850 mm
Vehicle Height 1470 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2850 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.9 L/100km 8.4 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.9 L/100km 9.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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