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Audi RS 6 vs. BMW M5

When we compare the Audi RS 6 to the BMW M5, the Audi RS 6 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Audi RS 6 versus the BMW M5, the Audi RS 6 is a better car than the BMW M5.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi RS 6’s base engine makes 450 horsepower, and the BMW M5 base engine makes 394 horsepower. The RS 6 is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 420 miles. The M5 is rated to deliver an average of 15 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 342 miles. Both models use gasoline.

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2003 Audi RS 6

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2003 BMW M5

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$9,270 - $37,167

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

Not available

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

Most Reliable Luxury Midsize Cars

7 / 29
11 / 29

Luxury Midsize Cars with Best Resale Value

15 / 29

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

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Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

quattro

Trim Levels

Base

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

450 hp @ 5700 rpm

Torque:

415 foot-lbs @ 1950 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.112 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

394 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

368 foot-lbs @ 3800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.098 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.2 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 20 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

294 / 420 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

4.9 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

12 / 19 / 15

Range (city/hwy):

216 / 342 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Gasoline

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

N/A

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

N/A

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Cargo Space:

15 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4024 lbs

Width:

78.4 inches

Height:

56.1 inches

Length:

191.3 inches

Wheelbase:

108.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4024 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

188.3 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/40ZR18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

275/35ZR18