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2011 BMW 5-Series 2011 Infiniti M 2011 Audi A6
     
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
  • Wagon
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Wagon
  • Wagon
Base
  • Base
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • x AWD
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 4.2L Prestige *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $45,050 $58,450 $45,200
Invoice $41,445 $53,938 $42,036
Avg. Paid $30,283 $29,701 $25,358

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.6 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.6 8.6
Performance 8.5 8.9 8.7
Interior 8.1 8.8 8.5
Operating Cost 7.5 7.8 7.6
Safety 9.6 9.3 9.2
Reliability 3.5 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Luxurious interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Powerful engine options
  • Exciting driving dynamics and performance
  • Strong brakes
  • Comfortable seating
  • Solid safety scores
  • Excellent handling with Quattro all-wheel drive
  • Supercharged V6 offers good power and fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
Cons
  • Small trunk for the class
  • Reliability score not as strong as many rivals’
  • Low safety scores
  • Comparatively poor fuel economy
  • Audi’s multimedia system can be hard to learn

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V8 5.6L/339 Gas V6 3.2L/195
MPG 22 City / 32 Hwy 16 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4dr Sedan 4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.9 114.2 111.9
Length, Overall (in) 193.1 194.7 193.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 72.6 73.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.6 59.1 57.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3792 4028 3858

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
All Wheel Steering Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.5 103.6 96.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.1 37.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 44.4 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 58.4 57.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 37.7 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.2 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.7 55.9
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.5 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14 14.9 15.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Standard Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V8 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 5.6L/339 3.2L/195
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 6600 420 @ 6000 265 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 230 @ 2600-3000 417 @ 4400 243 @ 3250
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Turning diameter - TBD - 36.7 39.0

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 25 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20 21.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Double-Wishbone Independent Double Wishbone Four-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Integral-V Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Twin-Tube Gas-Pressure Shock Absorbers w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard