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Selected Style 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $59,987 $64,500
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $59,987 $64,500
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Premium Plus 24 38 $62,218 $66,900
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Prestige 24 38 $62,218 $66,900
4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG S-Model 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,987
$67,053
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$64,500
$72,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1075 / month
$1202 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The basic 2014 Audi A7 is gorgeous, yes--but you'll swoon from the heady mix of raw sex appeal and torrid performance in the S7 and RS 7. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37 35
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 56.5
Front Head Room (in) 36.9 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 104.3
Front Hip Room (in) - 58
Second Hip Room (in) - 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 -
Length, Overall (in) 195.6 194.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in) 114.7 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.3
Brakes
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 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 37
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/40HR19 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/40HR19 P255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4200 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 180
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 443 @ 1800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0 L/183 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5500 402 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.85 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 (Est) 8.7 (Est)
 
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