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Audi A6 / S6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A6 / S6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $84,515

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43   
Difference: $610

Lowest Total Invoice: $78,665

Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43   
Difference: $574

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelA6 / S6E-Class
TrimS6 4.0 TFSIAMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $70,900 $72,400
Base Invoice $65,938 $67,332
Prestige Package 3,200  
Driver Assistance Package 2,550  
Comfort Seating Package 1,850  
Cold Weather Package 500  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 720
Synthetic suede headliner 3,000  
Rear side airbags 350 420
Wood trim, alternative type 1,250 1,300
Premium 3 Package   7,300
Sunshades, second row   380
Heated second row seats   620
Cooled or ventilated front seats   450
Prestige Package 2,976  
Driver Assistance Package 2,371  
Comfort Seating Package 1,722  
Cold Weather Package 467  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 670
Synthetic suede headliner 2,790  
Rear side airbags 325 391
Wood trim, alternative type 1,164 1,209
Premium 3 Package   6,789
Sunshades, second row   353
Heated second row seats   577
Cooled or ventilated front seats   419
Options (change) 13,275 11,190
Options (change) 12,351 10,408
Destination 950 925
Total Price $85,125 $84,515
Total Invoice $79,239 $78,665

The configured Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 450hp 4.0L V8 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 396hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Audi A6 / S6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi A6 / S6 S6 4.0 TFSI trim is $70,900. The features would cost an additional $13,275. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $85,125.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43 trim is $72,400. The features would cost an additional $11,190. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $84,515.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A6 / S6 trims is 8. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi A6 / S6 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 450hp 4.0L V8 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 396hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Audi A6 / S6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi A6 / S6 S6 4.0 TFSI trim is $65,938. The features would cost an additional $12,351. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $79,239.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43 trim is $67,332. The features would cost an additional $10,408. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $78,665.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A6 / S6 trims is 7. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A6 / S6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,510
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,273
Model Year20172017
ModelA6 / S6E-Class
TrimS6 4.0 TFSIAMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine450hp V8396hp V6
TransmissionS7T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/27 MPG18/25 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 14590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-19245/40-19
Total Price$85,125$84,515
Adjustments for Features0-2,900
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$85,125$81,615
Total Invoice$79,239$78,665
Adjustments for Features0-2,699
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$79,239$75,966

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Features Comparison: Audi A6 / S6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20172017
ModelA6 / S6E-Class
TrimS6 4.0 TFSIAMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware $1200
Automated lane change $300
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote app $25
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Remote window/roof operation $15
Semi-automated parking system $500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Active safety seat bolsters $0
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Blind spot intervention $200
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Evasive maneuver assist $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Pedestrian detection $50
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Tires, run-flat $150
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication $0
Wide-view front camera$150 
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Storage compartment under front seat(s) $50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support $100
Aux input$50 
CD player$125 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Fragrance atomizer $200
Handwriting recognition$200 
Ionizing air filtration $50
MP3-compatible player$50 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
Rear dual-zone climate control$125 
Residual heat$50 
SMS text-to-speech reader $50
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Wireless charging station $75
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Laminated front side windows$200 
Rear spoiler $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights $200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Boost gauge $75
Chronometer $100
Compass$0 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500 
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver $300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger $300
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather door panel trim$250 
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Rapid-heating front seats $0
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Crosswind stabilization $50
Total Value of Features$7,540$10,440
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,900
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,699

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A6 / S6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20172017
ModelA6 / S6E-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase114.6 in115.7 in
Length194.2 in193.8 in
Width73.8 in73.7 in
Height57.8 in57.8 in
Curb Weight4,398 lb.4,145 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.8 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom37.2 in37.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.5 in57.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in38.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.3 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom37.4 in36.2 in
Cargo Volume14.1 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A6 / S6 S6 4.0 TFSI

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Interior lights, additional0No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
LED headlights500Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested165094%
Total Not Requested1006%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Wide-view rear camera0No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested215093%
Total Not Requested1507%
Comfort Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat100No
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat100No
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Total Requested105084%
Total Not Requested20016%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Total Requested20067%
Total Not Requested10033%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43

Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Speed limit information0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist100No
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Massage, driver seat100Yes
Massage, passenger seat100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Adaptive headlights200No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Collision preparation system, rear100Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested292564%
Total Not Requested165036%

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