Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2013 Audi A7

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

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