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      12-02-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Rivals Photo Comparison: BMW F10 5-Series vs. Audi's New A6

Audi's recent unveiling of the new A6 is reason enough to compare it to one of its main competitors, the beloved F10 5-Series. First things first, here are some side-by-side shots. The first two pictures show the respective sport packages, BMW's M-Sport pack and Audi's S-Line. The other pictures show both models without these packages. Don't be suprised, I'm still preferring the 5er. Stay tuned for more!


SpecificationsLengthWidthHeightCargo Capacity
BMW F10 5-Series193.1 inches73.2 inches57.6 inches520 liters
Audi C7 A6193.7 inches73.6 inches57.5 inches530 liters



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M-Sport 5-Series vs. Audi A6 S-Line


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      12-07-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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interesting comparison
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Those who say audi interior has better design is smoking crack.
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      12-07-2010, 09:17 AM   #4
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Very cool comparison.
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I think S-line C7 > F10 M-Sport, but Standard F10 > Standard C7. Gotta see it in person, I guess. I've seen the F10 in person and it's one of the best looking car I know.
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Interesting, on Audizine, I commented on the fact that I thought F10 looks nicer than the new A6. But in this side-by-side and These pics, the A6 looks nicer somehow. Gotta see it in person, I guess. I've seen the F10 in person and it's one of the best looking car I know.
I couldn't agree with you more, the Audi looks pretty nice in these pics
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they look equally good!! i choose bmw because i am a bmw fan and i like the way i feel behind bmw wheel!!
we must wait for the comparison tests now!! i hope bmw once again is the best!
the f10 is better than the e class so it's one down!! audi is the next to beat!!
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i think the shape of the A6's side mirror is better than the 5er's.

other than that, the 5er totally wins.
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not gonna lie that S line pretty looks good on the outside.

also surprised that for once the BMW interior looks BETTER than one of its competitors.

the F10 really is a stunning car, gotta have that Msport though.
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I think the Audi looks a lot meaner from the front. Both cars are nice though
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not gonna lie that S line pretty looks good on the outside.

also surprised that for once the BMW interior looks BETTER than one of its competitors.

the F10 really is a stunning car, gotta have that Msport though.

I think they're equally good, the F10's interior has an 'evil-er' look, if that makes any sense. Which is fine if you like that, but I personally prefer the C7 interior. One problem, as much as I like the idea of a pop-up screen (I'm a sucker for things that move), it's a point of concern. Moving parts can also break.
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I think they're equally good, the F10's interior has an 'evil-er' look, if that makes any sense. Which is fine if you like that, but I personally prefer the C7 interior. One problem, as much as I like the idea of a pop-up screen (I'm a sucker for things that move), it's a point of concern. Moving parts can also break.
for sure, just looks a bit flimsy from the photo too. I'm just a sucker for that cut out look of the navi screen to help with sun glare and stuff like that. I also don't like the C7's HVAC controls and most importantly the shift knob... hate those bulky things.
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Love the BMW but love the Audi too. IMO the BMW looks way better at the front, but the back and taillights definitively look better on the audi. BMW is still recuperating from the bangle butt look.
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I think they're equally good, the F10's interior has an 'evil-er' look, if that makes any sense. Which is fine if you like that, but I personally prefer the C7 interior. One problem, as much as I like the idea of a pop-up screen (I'm a sucker for things that move), it's a point of concern. Moving parts can also break.
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for sure, just looks a bit flimsy from the photo too. I'm just a sucker for that cut out look of the navi screen to help with sun glare and stuff like that. I also don't like the C7's HVAC controls and most importantly the shift knob... hate those bulky things.
Heres a few more close ups I found on Audi USA.

I like certain elements the A6 has (wheel looks damn nice on the S-line - photo 4) but overall I think the F10's inside was better designed and laid out personally.
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5-series looks better exterior and interior wise hands down.
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Cool comparison!

The F10 wins the interior battle, the A6 wins the exterior battle on this one, primarily with the rear end. The front end is up for debate, definitely not the rear.
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both are nice looking cars.
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I'm with you on that one. almost as bad as the acura bucktooth look
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They both look great!

BMW is using side sheet metal sculpting to their advantage... spinning these two designs around the F10 has sooo much depth in comparison to A6

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