2019 Audi A6 vs 2019 BMW 540i xDrive

When looking for a luxury sports sedan that has plenty of comfort and safety features, the 2019 Audi A6 and the BMW 540i xDrive are two of the most popular choices. They both offer a surprising amount of safety and convenience that helps to make the driver's commute a little easier. However, these two vehicles also have a few differences and special features that give each vehicle a unique quality to it.

With its impressive power and safety features, the 2019 Audi A6 has the agility and speed of a sports car, while also offering the comfort and peace of mind that only a luxury sedan can offer. The BMW 5-series is also a stunning vehicle with an impressive amount of specific features. And given the fact the A6 comes standard with all-wheel drive, the xDrive series helps the 540i better compete with Audi's handling capabilities.

So, which vehicle offers its drivers more features? Here is a comprehensive comparison of the 2019 Audi A6 and the 2019 BMW 540i xDrive.

Safety Features

The 2019 A6 and the 2019 540i both have a plethora of different safety features that come standard. Some of the safety features that come standard on both vehicles include:

  • reverse camera
  • front and side airbags for both the driver and passenger
  • electronic stability system
  • crash mitigation brakes
  • traction control
  • four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • a blind spot warning system
  • lane departure warning system
  • rear cross-path warning
  • Child safety locks

Although both of these vehicles have child safety locks on the door that keep children from being able to open their doors from the inside of the vehicle, only the A6 allows the driver to electronically control the lock from the driver's seat. Also, the A6 comes with height adjustable seat belts that allow both the driver and passenger to adjust their seatbelts to a safe position.


Both the A6 and the 5 series come with an available heads up colour display that allows the driver to see vital information about the vehicle projected onto the windshield which helps them to view certain things like speed and navigation without ever taking their eyes off of the road.

The 2019 A6 also comes with a fully customizable digital instrument cluster. This makes it easier for the driver to only view the information that is most important to them. In addition to the unique cockpit, the A6 is also equipped with two different touchscreen displays that come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity options.

The BMW 540i xDrive comes with a standard analogue dial to show its drivers their speed. It does come equipped with a large touchscreen display positioned conveniently on the dash, however, it only offers Apple CarPlay connectivity options, so Android users will not be able to use their phone's special features with this car.

Power and Efficiency

When it comes to fuel efficiency and power, the A6 and 540i xDrive are about are equally powerful and efficient.

 2019 Audi A6  2019 BMW 540i xDrive
 Engine  3.0 V6  3.0L V6
 Transmission  Automatic  Automatic
 Torque  369 lb-ft  332 lb-ft
 Horsepower  335  335
 Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)  10.7/8.2L/100km  11.6/8.1L/100km

2019 Audi A6 in Toronto

The 2019 Audi A6 offers its drivers many luxurious and modern comforts and conveniences. If you would like to see first hand exactly what the A6 has to offer, come see us at Audi Midtown Toronto and see for yourself how truly impressive this vehicle is.