Mid-Size Luxury Cars at Their Finest: Comparing the 2018 Audi A6 Against The Rival 2018 BMW 5 Series

If you are in the market for a beautiful vehicle that offers a thrilling driving personality, an array of state-of-the-art technology, and the absolute highest levels of premium automotive luxury, two names you are probably already familiar with surely would be both Audi and BMW. These two German automakers are leaders in regards to luxurious and performance-oriented cars, as the striking new Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series are true standouts within their segment.

It's true that both the 2018 Audi A6 and the 2018 BMW 5 Series mid-size sedan models are exceptional in similar ways, however there are some noteworthy differences between the two that you may have missed upon first glance. Allow us at Maple Hills Auto to show you some of them, so you can make the best vehicle-purchasing decision possible. 

Brilliance Takes On Many Forms for the 2018 Audi A6

  • MSRP for the 2018 Audi A6 starts at a competitive $49,700, while the 2018 BMW 5 Series has a price tag starting at a more expensive $52,400. And when you move up trim levels, it remains pricier for BMW. 
  • Both models are covered by a generous 4-year/50,000-mile warranty for your peace-of-mind.
  • Audi's state-of-the-art quattro® All-Wheel Drive System is largely considered more comprehensive and more reliable than BMW's xDrive AWD system.
  • The interior cabin of the base trim for the new A6 offers luxurious leather seating, while the base trim for the new 5 Series comes equipped with synthetic leather that doesn't quite feel the same.
  • The MMI® Infotainment System of the Audi A6 offers seamless connectivity to your smartphone as well as your favorite applications. BMW's iDrive System can do this as well, but the controls feel slightly less intuitive and less user-friendly in comparison.
  • The 2018 BMW 5 Series has yet to be rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), however the 2017 model with similar safety features earned 4 out of 5 stars for frontal crash testing. The 2018 Audi A6 earns 5 out of 5 stars overall!
  • Both possess very similar levels of ferocious horsepower and heart-racing torque, making it too close to call for a winner between these two prestigious and exhilarating sedans.
  • While BMW may hold the edge in brand recognition within the midsize-sedan class, Audi is unparalleled in driving refinement and enjoyability.

Visit Maple Hill Auto To See If the 2018 Audi A6 is Right For You!

Luxury mid-size sedan-shoppers who call the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Portage, Three Rivers and Plainwell areas home should carefully consider these differences above before they make a decision between Audi and BMW. Of course, you are more than welcome to stop by our dealership if you'd like to get behind the wheel of the new 2018 Audi A6 for yourself!

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