BMW 3-Series vs Audi A6 - Acceleration Comparison

by Vivaan Khatri | 02/01/2021
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Even though BMW 3 Series and Audi A6 sit in two different segments, their specifications are somewhat comparable. Check out the acceleration test between these premium sedans.

For car enthusiasts, fast speed has always been something to cherish. That’s also why we love to watch the acceleration test where our favourite cars are tested at high speed. Here we will introduce to you another acceleration test between two premium nameplates, the BMW 3 Series and Audi A6.

Admittedly, these two models do not belong to the same segment. While the BMW 3 Series is challenging the likes of Mercedes Benz C Class, Jaquar XE, the Audi A6 is rivalling against the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E Class. IndianAutosBlog has put these two models together in an acceleration test. The two models participated in this race are the BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport and the Audi A6 45 TFSI.

BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport is currently available at the price of Rs 49.30 lakh. On the other hand, the Audi A6 45 TFSI is sold at Rs 54.42 lakh, which is not widely different from the 3 Series 330i M Sport's price range. In addition, the reason why they are brought together is that they have quite matching specs. Have a look at the spec sheet of these two models:


BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport

Audi A6 45 TFSI


2.0-litre TwinScroll Turbo-Petrol

2.0-litre Turbo-Petrol


255 BHP

241 BHP


400 NM

370 Nm


8-speed AT

7-speed DCT


Approx 1,600 kg

1,780 kg

Drive type



Both of these premium sedans source power from 2.0-litre turbocharged engines. On paper, the BMW 3 Series’ powertrain is slightly more powerful with higher maximum power and peak torque. In the meanwhile, the 7-speed DCT gearbox gives Audi A6 a small advantage over the BMW 3 Series. On the downside, Audi A6 is heavier than its competitor, which can weigh down the performance of the sedan and widen the power difference. Another major difference between the two models is their drive types. While Audi A6 gets an FWD system, the BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport employs an RWD. As we all know, RWD has an upper hand when it comes to performance.


After examining the specifications of these models, let’s find out which one can accelerate faster, the BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport or the Audi A6 45 TFSI? Let’s find out the answer in the following video:


As per the video, BMW’s advantages were well-reflected in the real-life performance. The fastest record of the BMW 3 Series was 6.25 seconds while that of the Audi A6 was 7.39 seconds. Check out the detailed comparison in the table below:

0-100 kmph

BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport

Audi A6 45 TFSI

1st Time

6.39 seconds

7.39 seconds

2nd Time

6.52 seconds

7.52 seconds

3rd Time

6.25 seconds

7.73 seconds

Even though being the more affordable model, BMW 3 Series managed to deliver a better and faster performance than the Audi A6. BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport will be a good choice if you love speed while the Audi A6 will make more sense in case you want a true luxury car with high-end technologies.

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