2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class VS 2018 Audi A6

side by side images of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2018 Audi A6

Luxury shoppers looking for a head-turning premium sedan may be interested in one of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Audi A6 comparison. Each of these elegant vehicles offers confident driving and good looks, but which one truly hits all the right notes when it comes to a premium luxury vehicle?

Both contenders have a strong presence and offer very attractive driver assistance technology that can take some of the stress out of the commute. The 2018 Audi A6 comes standard with the Audi pre sense basic driver assistance bundle, and is available with the Audi side assist with pre sense rear system. Just a few of the safety features that come standard on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 include Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST®, PRESAFE®*, PRESAFE® Sound, and Adaptive Braking Technology. While none of these features are a true substitute for a confident and qualified driver, they can offer some help in tracking changing conditions on the daily drive to work.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Audi A6
Active Brake Assist, PRESAFE® Driver Assistance Audi pre sense basic
64-color LED ambient lighting Standard Interior Lighting Standard cabin lighting
6.2 seconds Base 0-60 Acceleration 6.7 seconds
9-speed automatic transmission Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission

Powertrain and Features on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The base 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that offers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Even though this is less horsepower and the same amount of torque available with the base 2.0-liter on the 2018 Audi A6, the Mercedes-Benz actually offers a slight performance advantage. The 2018 E 300 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 6.2 seconds, while the 2018 Audi A6 takes 6.7 seconds. Drivers looking for a more powerful luxury sedan may want to opt for the 3.0-liter six-cylinder available on the 2018 Audi A6 or the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® E 43 or E63 S models that deliver even more power-pumping potential.

We like the unique features that are only available on the Mercedes-Benz model in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Audi A6 comparison. Bold available features on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (which compliments the 12.3-inch standard infotainment display in the dash), a head-up display, a rear seat entertainment system, a HANDS-FREE ACCESS powered trunk lid, wireless charging, and a wood-and-leather steering wheel. A 64-color ambient lighting system actually comes standard on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and is not available on the 2018 Audi A6.

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*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.


driver cockpit of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with dual 12.3-inch displays
side view of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan in a garage
rear view of a blue 2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300
interior of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan with pale blue ambient lighting