Compare 2012 Audi A7 vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2012 Audi A7
2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $55,103 $59,250
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 16 25 $68,634 $73,800
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 25 $66,309 $71,300
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG RWD 16 25 $88,257 $94,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,103
$68,634
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$59,250
$73,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$988 / month
$1230 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy. Still a fashionista at heart, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is cut from a more masculine pattern book these days--especially in powerful AMG trim.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 104.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.6 194.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.0
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)
14.0 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P255/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4210 4158
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500-6500 402 @ 5000-5750
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900-4500 443 @ 1600-4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42/2.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 2.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8.5 -

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