2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Audi A6

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Audi A6

2018 Mercedes-Benz
2018 Audi A6
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  9-Speed Shiftable Automatic 7-Speed Automated Manual

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2018 Audi A4

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There’s no denying that the modern luxury compact car boasts its appeal through versatility, flawless exterior and interior design, and mechanical specs that are simply unmatchable by the average compact car. Compact luxury cars are designed for drivers who are looking to take their experiences on the road to next level, and the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2018 Audi A6 will not disappoint you in any way. In fact, the Mercedes-Benz brand name and insignia is likely the most prominent symbol of automotive luxury around. You won’t mistake the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class for anything else when it comes your way.

Enjoy brilliance, top-notch design, and a thrilling ride with both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Audi A6. Is there a better model? Keep reading to find out.


One of the staple mechanical differences between the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2018 Audi A6 derives from their opposing drivetrains. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class operates on a rear-wheel-drive (RWD for short) drivetrain system, while the 2018 Audi A6 operates on a front-wheel-drive drivetrain system. Both have their pros and cons, of course, but in terms of ultimate luxury car performance and durability, a RWD transmission is typically preferred. Why?

    • It sounds obvious, but RWD vehicles are advantageous in their ruggedness. RWD systems are known to operate longer than FWD systems due to their rather safe positioning in the vehicle’s rear-section. Curbs, potholes, or anything other barriers can easily cause a surmountable amount of damage to your car.


    • RWD vehicles offer better balance, and therefore typically possess better handling specs than equivalent FWD vehicles. The stability in a RWD drivetrain system comes from a physical balance of weight from the front to rear of the vehicle. In FWD vehicles, the entire weight of the engine, transmission, and drivetrain system are located unevenly at the front of the vehicle. With a RWD, the weight is evenly distributed. Hypothetically, enhanced handling and balance specs can contribute to the positive length and overall health of your tires.


  • RWD drivetrain systems are arguably more mechanically complex to install, and cost more overall. When our compared MSRPs are competitively close, why settle for anything less than what you deserve?


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is equipped with a 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the 2018 Audi A6 a 7-speed automated manual. The difference?

A 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission is a rather recent development among luxury vehicles, but is becoming constantly more and more commonplace (which is not to knock off its effectiveness). The primary positive prospect of the 9-speed shiftable transmission comes from its modular construction system, which utilizes minimalism in its physical design and stark innovation in its mechanical design that allows for a smooth, comfortable ride, and dynamically efficiency in terms of fuel economy. The transmission type is extremely versatile, and is becoming the preferred transmission type by automotive enthusiasts and automotive engineers globally.

Interior Space

Ever have to crawl into a coffin-tight interior, and curse the manufacturer for somehow not thinking to create an interior spacious enough to be remotely considered comfortable? Well, don’t worry: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class takes the cake with its spacious interior space. Enjoy four extra inches of head-room, and an average of one inch of extra shoulder, foot, and leg room, overall.

Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2018 Audi A6 are stunning luxury vehicles. With either choice you are sure to enjoy some of the newest and most revered luxury features today, and utilize some of the most improved and revamped safety technologies and capabilities known to the automotive market.

Call or visit Mercedes-Benz of Burlington today to test drive both of our newest luxury vehicles, and compare the hype for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.