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An Audi sedan is the pinnacle of luxury capability and comfort. No other brand in Shreveport offers a seamless blend of performance, convenience, and value that you will find in models like the Audi A6.

While the sedan market in Louisiana offers many different options to choose from, like the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, we think you'll still prefer the Audi A6 for its unique style.

On this page, you will find a comparison of the Audi A6 against its competitors, with highlights as to why the Audi A6 is a step ahead of other models. Once you know if the Audi sedan is right for you, stop by and experience the new A6 for yourself at Audi Shreveport.

Audi A6 vs BMW 5 Series


Right out of the gate, the Audi A6 delivers more power than the BMW 5 Series. Its turbocharged TFSI® 2.0-liter four-cylinder puts out 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque - which is more than the 248 horsepower and 257 lb-ft you get from the base engine on the BMW 530i. The entry-level A6 is also just a hair quicker in the 0-60 mph sprint, in part thanks to its standard quattro® all-wheel-drive system with ultra® technology.

All-Wheel Drive

In fact, quattro® is a part of why many customers prefer the A6 over the 5 Series. By continuously analyzing vehicle data in real time, the system can make hundreds of micro-adjustments on the fly to improve traction and handling. Combined with the Audi's multi-link suspension, it all lends to a smooth driving experience, an invaluable perk on the long stretches of road around Marshall, Texas. The BMW is also offered with its own AWD system, but - like many of the car's better features - it costs extra.

Audi A6 vs BMW 5 Series: Premium Features

Let's take a look at interior features and technologies. Once again, the base 2021 Audi A6 has the edge in that area as well thanks to its generous list of standard amenities. Each A6 model, including the most affordable one, comes with three-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a phone box with wireless charging capability. If you want comparable features in the 5 Series, you'll have to pay for options or a higher trim level. Those luxury features go a long way when stuck in traffic in Longview or Texarkana.

And if you can't settle for anything but the best in audio quality, you'll love the Bang & Olufsen® 3D premium surround sound system in the Audi A6, which delivers more wattage and a clearer sound than the harman/kardon system in the BMW 5 Series.

Audi A6 vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class


Just as it fares against BMW 5 Series, the Audi A6 also stacks up well against the Mercedes-Benz E-Class when it comes to entry-level performance. Its base TFSI® engine generates more horsepower than the four-cylinder turbo in the E 350 Sedan (261 vs 255) and just as much torque (273 lb-ft). Additionally, it's quicker to accelerate from 0-60 mph, thanks to that extra horsepower and advanced quattro® all-wheel-drive system working in tandem.


Surprisingly, despite the base A6's performance advantage, it's still the more efficient car. It gets 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway*, which beats the 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway rated for the E-Class. That's not a big difference, but it's impressive that Audi was able to build an engine that is simultaneously faster and more economical than Mercedes, and it will help save you money while driving around Bossier City.

Perhaps that difference is due to the transmission. Instead of a traditional automatic like the one used by most E-Class models, the A6 uses a seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission to deliver faster, smoother shifts at any rpm.

Audi A6 vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Premium Features

Outside of performance, the 2021 Audi A6 and 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are largely comparable, offering similar safety features and interior luxuries. At the base level, the A6 once again has an advantage thanks to its larger standard wheels and standard lane departure warning system. In other words, if you're looking for value and great performance for your dollar without breaking the bank, the Audi A6 is an excellent choice.

Other Engines

Customers seeking even more power can upgrade to the Audi A6 55, which uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 to produce 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. You'll need to step up, at the minimum, to the AMG E 53 to beat that power, which is significantly more expensive - and nonetheless beaten by the Audi's 444-horsepower, top-of-the-line twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6.

*EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.

Audi A6 vs. Lexus ES


Looking for a thrill as you navigate roads in Texarkana or Longview? The Audi A6 boasts a pair of powerful, advanced engines that easily outclass what the Lexus ES has to offer. A 2.0-liter TFSI® four-cylinder engine comes standard on the A6, delivering 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Contrast that with the ES, which musters a mere 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque with its standard 2.5-liter inline-four engine. 

The Audi A6 lineup also features an available 3.0-liter V6 that's just as dominant over the Lexus. This engine shows off with up to 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus ES can't keep pace, providing a 3.5-liter V6 option that makes just 302 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. 

All-Wheel Drive

One of the best features provided by the Audi A6 is standard quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. Using real-time vehicle data, this system automatically activates to give you all-wheel traction as needed - perfect for improving your acceleration or helping you handle wet roads in Bossier City or Monroe. When you don't need it, quattro® can also disengage to give you better fuel economy. 

Want a similar system with the Lexus ES? It doesn't come standard, meaning you'll need to pay extra for it.

Audi A6 vs. Lexus ES: Premium Features

Both inside and out, the Audi A6 comes fully loaded with fantastic premium features to help you stand out in Shreveport and beyond. On the exterior, the A6 has standard 19-inch bi-color wheels and side mirrors with heat, power-folding, and auto-dimming functions. If you want these features with the Lexus ES, you'll need to pony up the extra cash to add a package of options. 

The interior of the A6 gives you even more standard luxuries, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, ambient lighting, and wood trim. You'll also receive a standard MMI® Navigation plus infotainment system with MMI® touch response. On the ES, these features are only available as options or on higher trim levels. The A6 also presents a standard three-zone automatic climate control system, while the best you can get on the ES is a dual-zone system.

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