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2015. - Production 2017. -
E - Luxury car Vehicle class E - Luxury car
sedan, 4 door Body style sedan, 4 door
Rear Wheel drive 4 x 4
Safety
Dimensons & Volumes
5007 mm
Length 4862 mm
1894 mm
Width 1871 mm
1392 mm
Height 1450 mm
460 liters
Boot (min) 563 liters
1265 liters
Boot (max) 563 liters
70 liters
Fuel tank 66 liters
Engine
Volkswagen
2.0 TFSI
Petrol Fuel Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder Configuration 4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Bi-Turbo Aspiration Turbo
4395 cc
Displacement 1984 cc
450 hp
Power 280 hp
650 Nm
Torque 350 Nm
Performance (manual gearbox)
manual gearbox - gears
manual gearbox - gears
kg
Vehicle weight kg
s
Acc. 0-100 s
km/h
Top speed km/h
l/100km
Cons. (urban) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (highway) l/100km
l/100km
Cons. (average) l/100km
g/km
CO2 emissions g/km
Performance (automatic gearbox)
automatic - 8 gears
dual clutch - 7 gears
1840 kg
Vehicle weight 1716 kg
4.6 s
Acc. 0-100 5.6 s
250 km/h
Top speed 250 km/h
11.9 l/100km
Cons. (urban) 9.2 l/100km
6.6 l/100km
Cons. (highway) 6.1 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
Cons. (average) 7.3 l/100km
199 g/km
CO2 emissions 164 g/km
Expenses
84830 EUR
Price from 39650 EUR
Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 4-door sedan body style within the same 'Luxury car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (rear for the BMW and 4 x 4 in the case of the Volkswagen). The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 450hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 280hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

The fact that the Volkswagen got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the luxury car segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, 6 Series Gran Coupe offers a marginal difference of 7% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Volkswagen does have a slight advantage, when all the models are taken into account. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of BMW, as well as Volkswagen, with the same average rating of 4.3 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as 6 Series Gran Coupe rank it on average as 3.0 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

BMW is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 250 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be Arteon, averaging around 7.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (39 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 18% difference compared to 6 Series Gran Coupe.

Verdict

Volkswagen appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Arteon beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with BMW being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Volkswagen. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser™, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.
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