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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 4 Series

Power

The entry-level Audi A6 easily outperforms the BMW 4 Series in a head-to-head comparison. A6 45 TFSI® models deliver an energetic 261 horsepower, while the BMW 430i Gran Coupe manages just 255 horsepower. You can upgrade to an A6 55 TFSI® model that boasts a 335-horsepower V6 engine. The 4 Series also offers a power upgrade, but you'll end up paying much more than you will on a comparable Audi A6.

Safety

If safety is a top priority for you, choose the Audi A6 over the BMW 4 Series. For 2022, only the A6 has a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS for its exceptional crash safety and collision prevention technologies. The 4 Series doesn't have a current IIHS rating for this model year. The A6 also offers an available top view camera system with Virtual 360 for better visibility. This feature isn't offered on the 430i Gran Coupe.

All-Wheel Drive

If you're choosing between the Audi A6 and the BMW 4 Series, the A6 is the only one that includes all-wheel drive at no extra charge. Every A6 model has signature quattro® AWD with ultra® technology. The quattro® system improves traction from all four wheels to help you navigate bad weather in Shreveport and enjoy more stable performance. ultra® technology engages and disengages the rear-drive axle as needed to balance grip and efficiency. If you want comparable technology on the BMW 430i Gran Coupe, you'll have to pay extra for an xDrive model.

Style and Luxury

The Audi A6 and the BMW 4 Series both stand out as stylish and luxurious vehicles - but the A6 is the more sophisticated of the two. The A6 boasts standard 19-inch bi-color five-double-spoke wheels that are larger and more handsome than what the 430i Gran Coupe offers. Inside, the A6 comes standard with heated front seats upholstered in genuine leather, while the basic BMW model features a synthetic leather substitute and front seats that aren't heated.

Audi A6 vs BMW 5 Series

Performance

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

Performance

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.

Efficiency

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

Performance

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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Audi A6 vs Genesis G80

High-Performance S6

For ultimate thrills behind the wheel, choose the Audi S6, the highest-performance variant in the Audi A6 lineup. This sedan delivers a fearsome 444 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque with its TFSI® V6 engine, and it can launch from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Plus, you can enhance your S6 even more with features like a growling sport exhaust and a dynamic all-wheel steering system. In comparison, the most powerful Genesis G80 model is the 3.5T AWD, and the Audi S6 blows this V6 model's 375 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque out of the water for sure.

All-Wheel Drive

Every Audi A6 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive. This advanced system incorporates ultra® technology that continuously directs traction-enhancing power to the wheels that need it most. With the help of quattro®, the A6 can confidently accelerate, maneuver around corners, and handle stably even when road conditions are slick or rough. The Genesis G80 offers AWD as well, but this important feature doesn't come standard, forcing you to pay extra if you want it. Plus, the Genesis AWD system just doesn't have the same time-tested quality that Audi's quattro® AWD boasts.

Interior Space

When you're shopping for a luxurious performance sedan, cargo space might not be at the very top of your list of must-haves. But once you need to pack several suitcases' worth of luggage for a vacation or load up your golf clubs for a day on the links, the importance of finding enough room in the trunk will quickly become apparent. The Audi A6 is the easy winner here, giving you the space you need to travel comfortably with your bulky bags and belongings. At 13.7 cubic feet, its trunk compartment is significantly larger than what you'll get if you opt for the cramped Genesis G80.

Audi A6 vs. Volvo S90

Power and Performance

The Volvo S90 lineup offers a single gas-powered engine option that generates 295 horsepower - but if you want even more than that, check out the Audi A6 lineup! 55 TFSI® models come with a 3.0-liter V6 engine that delivers a superior 335 horsepower. The A6 proves its dominance in another way, too. While both models come with standard AWD, the A6 upgrades its quattro® system with ultra® technology for a better balance of traction and fuel economy.

Driving Range

The Audi A6 and Volvo S90 get similar gas mileage, so you'd expect that they would have comparable driving range as well. But that's not the case! The A6 has a gas tank that holds 3.4 more total gallons than the S90 does. So, whether you're tackling the daily commute or heading out on a cross-country road trip, you can enjoy your time behind the wheel of the A6 with fewer stops to fill up.


Space and Size

The Audi A6 is nearly 6 inches shorter than the Volvo S90, which means you'll have an easier time parking, pulling out, steering, and maneuvering through traffic. At the same time, the A6 offers a slightly larger trunk than the S90 has, allowing you to fill it with more groceries, golf equipment, luggage, or anything else you need to fit inside.

Technology

The Audi A6 and the Volvo S90 both come equipped with an array of advanced technologies, but the A6 offers some features you won't get on the S90. For example, all A6 models receive an MMI® Navigation plus system with 3D mapping and detailed route information, accessible via the 10.1-inch color MMI® touch-response screen. The A6 also comes standard with a free six-month trial subscription to Audi connect PRIME® and Audi connect PLUS® services like a Wi-Fi hotspot, internet radio, and more.

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