When it comes to selecting your next luxury sedan, you likely want a model that unites high-end amenities with thrilling performance. Both the 2021 BMW 5 Series and the 2021 Audi A6 offer distinct packages, but how do you know which one will best elevate your daily drives?

Our team at BMW of Rochester Hills created this head-to-head comparison of the Audi A6 vs. BMW 5 Series to help you make your final decision. As you consider each option, feel free to contact us with any questions or to get behind the wheel near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI.

2021 Audi A6 vs 2021 BMW 5 Series: Speed & Performance

The A6 and 5 Series offer multiple engine options with different specs to fuel your fun as you navigate the open road. In the chart below, however, you can see that one of these sedans generates significantly more power under the hood:

2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan

2021 Audi A6

Maximum Available Horsepower



Maximum Acceleration 0-60 MPH

3.6 seconds

5.1 seconds

Maximum Torque

553 lb-ft

369 lb-ft

From the driver's seat of the BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive trim, the 4.4L V8 engine propels you forward with its spine-tingling acceleration. Additionally, on top of its mighty M trim motor, the 2021 BMW 5 Series also offers a plug-in hybrid option for optimal efficiency.

The Audi A6, on the other hand, does not offer a comparable trim to the BMW M, nor does it offer a hybrid version.

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6: Technology & Infotainment

Inside the 2021 Audi A6 and 2021 BMW 5 Series, you'll discover an impressive lineup of technologies. One such feature is an available 16-speaker premium audio system in either model that effortlessly envelops everyone in sound.

Along with that, you'll find smartphone integration in each, which enables you to access your mobile apps through the enlarged icons on the center displays. The Audi A6 comes with a standard 8.8-inch touchscreen and offers an optional 12.3-inch upgrade. However, the 2021 BMW 5 Series comes standard with an expansive, easy-to-read 12.3-inch touchscreen display.

2021 Audi A6 vs 2021 BMW 5 Series: Interior & Cargo

To help you make the most of your cabin space, these models feature 40/20/40 split fold-down through-load rear seats. This allows you to accommodate both passengers and belongings in unique configurations for added convenience during transport.

The Audi A6 offers 13.7 cubic feet of cargo room, while the BMW 5 Series offers extra space to organize in its 14 cubic feet of standard cargo room. Those interested in the flexibility of a roomier cabin and trunk will appreciate the construction of the 2021 5 Series.

The Choice Is Yours: BMW 5 Series or Audi A6?

Although both the 2021 Audi A6 and the BMW 5 Series offer plenty of plush amenities inside, the BMW sedan ultimately offers more palpable performance options, along with a greater array of standard features.

To get a closer look at the 2021 BMW 5 Series, contact us at BMW of Rochester Hills today to schedule your test drive near Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan.

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