Compare 2013 Audi A7 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2013 Audi A7
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,894 $60,100
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 63 AMG 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,894
$66,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,100
$72,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1002 / month
$1200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans. Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.200 57.100
Second Head Room (in)
36.600 36.140
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 56.500
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 42.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 104.300
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.000 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
36.900 36.930
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.700 62.900
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.600 194.490
Height, Overall (in)
55.900 55.750
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.400 64.100
Wheelbase (in)
114.700 113.150
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.200 74.060
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.500 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.310
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.000 x - TBD - 14.200 x 1.400
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.000 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.000
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.800 21.130
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.800 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 37.000
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.600
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40R19 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R19 P285/35R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4167 4158
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900-4500 443 @ 1800-4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500-6500 402 @ 5000-5750
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.820
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.714 4.380
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.667 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.106 1.920
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.285 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.317 3.420/2.230
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.839 0.730
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.143 2.860
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 2.470
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.667 1.370
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Five-link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.5 (2012) -

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