Audi A6 TDI  vs Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 

Audi A6 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic

  • $58k
  • 3.0L Diesel V6
  • 24 city 38 hwy
Front view of Audi A6 TDI
It's a flexible, fairly muted powerplant-but it's easily outstripped by the 420-horsepower turbocharged V-8 engine found in the S6.
by The Car Connection (Mar, 2014)
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Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium

  • $44k
  • 3.5L Hybrid V6
  • 29 city 36 hwy
Front view of Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
The cabin retains the G37's classy and sporty vibe, with an added dash of modern elegance.
by cars.com (Aug, 2013)

Benchmarks Real world tests of A6 TDI vs Q50 Hybrid

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Audi A6 TDI

Reasons to consider the
Audi A6 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic

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Runs on diesel Yes vs No Diesel engines typically last longer than gas engines and cost less in maintenance
Better highway driving range 752 miles vs 640 miles Around 20% further range on the interstate
Car-autoblog-first view of Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Reasons to consider the
Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Premium

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Has a hybrid drivetrain Yes vs No Hybrid cars can run on batteries at low speeds to decrease fuel consumption
Saves on fuel $1,713 vs $2,034 More than 15% cheaper based on 15,000 miles/year
Lower MSRP $44k vs $58k Around 25% cheaper sticker price
Cheaper annual cost $10,593 vs $13,534 More than 20% less expensive per year
Better city driving range 516 miles vs 475 miles Around 10% further in the city

Annual Costs Which is the smarter choice for your wallet over 5 years?

$57,500 13.6¢/mile Audi A6 TDI
Infiniti Q50 Hybrid $44,400 11.6¢/mile
Infrequent drivers     Up to 10,000 miles/year
Average drivers     Up to 20,000 miles/year
Heavy drivers     Up to 40,000 miles/year
The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is cheaper (per year) in all scenarios, because of its lower price and cheaper fuel costs per mile.
 
Our math for 15,000 miles / year, over 5 years
Audi A6 TDI Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
Price $11,500 ($57,500) $8,880 ($44,400)
Fuel $2,033 (2,607 gallons) $1,746 (2,360 gallons)
City 24 MPG 29 MPG
Highway 38 MPG 36 MPG
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

A6 TDI  vs
Q50 Hybrid 
Brand Audi Infiniti
Body style
Sedan
Model year 2014 2014
City range 475 miles 516 miles
Highway range 752 miles 640 miles
MSRP $58k $44k
Annual cost $13,534 $10,593

power & handling

Max torque 428 ft-lb @ 1,750 RPM 269 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Max HP 240 HP @ 3,500 RPM 354 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 17.41 lb/hp 11.05 lb/hp

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Multi link Multi link
Front brakes 13.58 in Ventilated Disc 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.99 in Ventilated Disc 12.09 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 245 225
Front wheel diameter 18 inch 17 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 45 55

safety features

Active head restraints Yes Yes
Airbags
Driver
Knee
Side
Passenger
Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard Standard
Child door locks Standard Standard
Electronic stability control Standard Standard
Traction control Standard Standard
Rear camera N/A N/A
Rear sensor Standard N/A
Park assist system N/A N/A
Communication system None None

physical dimensions

Width 73.8 in 71.8 in
Front track width 64.1 in 59.8 in
Height 57.8 in 56.8 in
Length 193.9 in 189.1 in
Wheelbase 114.7 in 112.2 in
Curb weight 4,178 lb 3,913 lb
Has a rear spoiler No No
Seats 5 5
Front seat room 51 ft³ 58 ft³
Rear seat room 46 ft³ 42 ft³

emissions

A6 TDI  vs
Q50 Hybrid 
Stops the engine instead of idling Yes Yes
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No No

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.0L 3.5L
Air compressor None None
Fuel
Diesel
Hybrid
Cylinders V6 V6
Paddle shifters N/A N/A
Gearing type Traditional Traditional
Transmission 8-speed Automatic 4x4 7-speed Automatic 2WD

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic Bose
Speakers 10 14
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes Yes
Has a subwoofer No No
Auxiliary input No Yes
AM/FM radio Standard Standard
CD player Standard Standard
CD changer N/A N/A
Satellite radio Standard Standard
Entertainment system N/A N/A

features

Cruise control Standard Standard
Front A/C N/A N/A
Front passenger A/C N/A N/A
Keyless entry Standard Standard
Keyless ignition N/A N/A
Sun roof N/A N/A
Navigation system N/A, 10 GB Optional, $1,400
Roof rails N/A N/A
Power locks Standard Standard
Power mirrors Standard Standard
Power outlets Standard Standard
Power steering Standard Standard
Power windows Standard Standard
Audi A6 TDI 3.0 Premium Plus quattro Tiptronic
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