2016 Audi A7 vs. 2016 BMW 6-Series

The 2016 Audi A7 and the 2016 BMW 6 series are both cars that have a lot to offer in their own regard. However, when choosing between the two, there is a lot of evidence to show that the Audi would be the better choice. Here's what you need to know:

Design & Style

In terms of design the 2016 Audi is as sophisticated as they come. The updated LED headlights, clean lines, minimal bulges and a sleek profile make it seem understated, but extremely stylish at the same time. The redesigned headlights give it a slightly aggressive stance. The story is the same in the interior, with updated buttons and switches made of high quality material and which feel well made. Trim choices include Valcona leather and Beaufort walnut and more, all of which give the Audi a warm and classically elegant interior.

The 2016 BMW 6 Series has an obviously more aggressive profile, especially on its frontal stance. The vehicle has departed from the use of multiple curves and bulges common in newer BMWs. This gives it a more sophisticated and understated look. The interior feels rich due to the use of quality materials. This also manifests in the muted palette and excellent organization of the dashboard. All this notwithstanding, the Audi is still a more comfortable car to be in. The Audi can also comfortably seat 5, but the BMW has seating capacity for only 4 passengers.

Technology & Safety

Apart from all the typical safety and technology features that you would expect to find in a modern luxury car, there are some that come as standard in the Audi, but are either not available on the BMW or are available as expensive extras. These include satellite radio and quality leather upholstery. Other features common to both vehicles such as traction control, ABS, power seats and keyless ignition tend to work better in the Audi compared to the BMW.


The 2016 Audi A7 is one of the most enjoyable cars one can drive. Essentially, it offers the benefits of a grand tourer in that you can drive it for long without getting exhausted, and also offers the benefits of a luxury sedan. For extreme performance, one can invest in the RS7 version of the A7, which would put most sports cars to shame in terms of speed and handling.

Base models for both cars feature 3 liter engines, though the Audi has a V6 and the BMW has an inline 6. The Audi features an all-wheel drive drivetrain for better handling in any weather conditions, while the BMW is a rear wheel drive vehicle. Both have the same fuel economy, but the Audi produces more power than the BMW, at 333 horsepower at 5300 rpm compared to the BMW's 315 horsepower at 5800 rpm.

The Bottom Line

The 2016 Audi A7 is a truly remarkable car, providing both luxury and driving pleasure in one handsome package. By investing in this vehicle, you would definitely be getting more value for your money. The BMW 6 Series is truly a phenomenal car, but the Audi trounces it in almost every way.

Ready to Schedule an Audi A7 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested, you are welcome to try out the 2016 Audi A7 in person. Book a test drive at Classic Audi by calling us today. We are located in Eastchester, and would be more than happy to show you why the A7 is so popular.


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