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2006: Best New Luxury Car

  Audi
A6
BMW 5 Series Touring Infiniti M45 Sport Lexus GS Lincoln Zephyr Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz
R-Class
Total Score - Team 730.3 755.7 743.7 719.4 689.1 756.7 716.1
Total Score - Individual 771.4 807.1 800.0 757.1 635.7 857.1 678.6
Combined Overall Score* 611.9 631.6 629.6 611.4 594.8 628.1 586.7
(* factored for price) 1 2 3
               
Price as Tested (Average) $78,940 $82,800 $72,800 $67,100 $45,359 $98,975 $84,496
               
Styling/Appearance:
  Exterior 6.8 7.2 7.2 6.8 6.6 8.7 7.1
Interior 7.4 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.2 8.1 7.8
Quality 7.8 8.1 7.7 7.8 7.3 8.1 7.8
Occupant Environment:
  Interior Volume (1) 5.9 6.1 6.6 5.9 6.1 5.3 9.2
Cargo Volume (2) 3.2 6.7 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.5 2.5
  Driver Position & Ergonomics 7.5 7.4 7.8 7.2 7.6 7.9 7.0
Visibility 7.3 7.6 7.4 7.7 8.1 7.2 7.4
  Passenger Comfort/Access 7.2 6.5 7.2 6.8 7.3 7.2 7.4
Noise/Vibration/Harshness 7.3 7.6 7.5 7.9 7.1 7.6 7.3
Performance:              
Acceleration (3) 8.7 8.3 9.0 7.6 7.4 9.1 7.2
  Throttle Response 8.3 7.8 8.5 6.4 6.5 8.0 6.5
Engine Smoothness/Refinement 7.8 8.2 7.7 7.5 6.6 8.3 6.9
  Transmission/Drivetrain 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.3 6.5 7.8 7.5
Vehicle Dynamics:
  Ride Comfort 7.7 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.1 7.9 7.6
Steering 7.8 8.3 8.1 7.5 6.9 8.1 7.4
  Handling 7.8 8.0 8.2 7.8 7.5 7.7 6.3
Braking Feel & Effectiveness 7.5 7.8 8.0 7.4 7.1 8.4 6.9
  Stopping Distance (4) 9.5 9.9 9.9 9.8 7.0 9.9 8.0
Fuel Economy (5) 5.7 6.6 5.7 6.9 6.6 4.9 4.9
Safety Features 7.6 7.6 7.8 7.8 7.2 8.1 8.3
Cargo Convenience 7.5 7.8 7.2 7.0 7.5 6.7 8.7
Environmental Responsibility 6.4 6.7 6.6 6.7 6.9 6.2 6.6
                 
    Audi
A6
BMW 5 Series Touring Infiniti M45 Sport Lexus GS Lincoln Zephyr Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz
R-Class
(1) Interior Volume (L) 2772 2843 2919 2769 2832 2633 4190
(2) Cargo Volume (L) 450 963 422 430 447 368 396
(3) Acceleration: 0-100 km/h 6.6 7.7 6.1 7.7 8.0 6.2 8.5
     Acceleration: 80-120 km/h 5.5 5.7 5.1 7.0 7.1 4.7 6.9
(4) Braking: 100-0 km/h (M) 37.56 35.10 35.41 37.50 40.65 34.46 40.05
(5) Fuel Consumption (L/100KM) 11.7 10.2 11.7 9.6 10.1 12.8 12.5



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