Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2011 Audi S6

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2011 Audi S6
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
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4-Door Sedan Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Prestige 14 19 $70,774 $76,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$70,774
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$76,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 97.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 112.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 79.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 15.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.49
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P265/35R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/35R19
Front Tire Order Code
NA HP5
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 3F4
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19 P265/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HP5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 4486
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 19 x 9
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 15.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 190
Engine
Displacement
5.5L/333 5.2L/318
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 435 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
- TBD - FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 398 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA G0R
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Audi S6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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