BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6

Are you ready to take your travels to the next level? Ready to reimagine what it means to commute in and around Destin, Panama City, or Fort Walton Beach, Florida? Then, it’s time to get behind the wheel of a luxury sedan. Two great choices are the 2021 BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 because of their unstoppable power, premium interiors, and much more.

With both sedans offering similar features, how are you supposed to decide which is right for you?

To help you decide, we at BMW of Fort Walton Beach have created this BMW 5 Series vs. Audi A6 comparison. Ready to see which one you’ll use to upgrade your commutes? Keep reading to find out!

2021 BMW 5 Series Engine Specs

BMW 5 Series Horsepower

Unstoppable Performance Capabilities

When it comes to whizzing around town, both the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 make it possible to cruise past other vehicles with ease, thanks to their unstoppable performance capabilities. In terms of standard power, the A6 charges ahead with 261 horsepower compared to the 248 horsepower of the 5 Series.

Kicking it up a notch, both sedans come with optional engines to give your travels a little more oomph. Let’s see which offers the extra power you need…

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 Optional Engine Specs


5 Series



4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8

3.0L 55 TFSI®




Acceleration (0 – 60 MPH)

3.6 seconds

5.1 seconds

While the A6 powers ahead with its standard engine, the 5 Series takes the lead once it’s equipped with the optional 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine.

Not only does the 5 Series pull ahead in terms of power, but it also offers hybrid power. Read through our BMW 5 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class review to learn more!

 2021 BMW 5 Series Interior

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6 Interior Features

You can rest assured that the cabin of your luxury sedan is full of premium amenities that are sure to boost your commutes.

Take the standard interior ambient lighting that’s found in both the 5 Series and A6, for instance. These interior lights run the length of your cabin, illuminating even the darkest of nights.

However, while both sedans come equipped with interior ambient lighting, only multi-color lights come standard in the 5 Series.

2021 BMW 5 Series Interior with Apple CarPlay™ Technology

Nonstop Fun: Entertainment Technologies

Whether you’re headed to work or have several hours of commuting ahead of you, you’ll always be entertained when traveling inside either the 5 Series or A6. That’s because both sedans come equipped with plenty of entertainment technologies.

Features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard in both models, allowing you to connect your smartphone to your sedan and play your saved songs. While both vehicles allow for this connectivity, 5 Series drivers will have an easier time viewing the infotainment information, thanks to the car’s standard cinematic-like 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen. The A6, on the other hand, comes standard with an 8.8-inch multimedia screen.

Want to learn more about what the interior of the 5 Series has in store for you? If so, read through our BMW 5 Series vs. Lexus ES review!

BMW 5 Series vs Audi A6: The Verdict

When it comes to upgrading your Destin, Panama City, and Fort Walton Beach, FL, travels, both the BMW 5 Series and Audi A6 are two great luxury vehicles to choose from. However, after reading through our 5 Series vs. A6 comparison, it’s clear the 5 Series is the way to go.

To learn more about this sedan and its capabilities, visit us at BMW of Fort Walton Beach today!

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