Compare 2015 Audi A7 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2015 Audi A7
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 18 28 $61,288 $65,900
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 18 28 $61,288 $65,900
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Premium Plus 24 38 $63,520 $68,300
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Prestige 24 38 $63,520 $68,300
RS 7 4-Door HB Prestige 16 27 $99,047 $106,500
S7 4-Door HB 17 27 $76,727 $82,500
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4-Door Sedan CLS 400 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 4MATIC 19 26 $63,696 $68,490
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD 20 30 $61,371 $65,990
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 17 24 $70,401 $75,700
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 26 $68,076 $73,200
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC 16 22 $99,092 $106,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,288
$63,696
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,900
$68,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1098 / month
$1142 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The A7 is handsome no matter how you slice it, but it's the brawn S7 and brutish RS7 that really gets our blood flowing. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class looks better than ever, offers upgraded tech and safety, and continues to post impressive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37 35
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 62.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 12.7
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 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4200 4365
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 329 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel All 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 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Body Style
quattro Sportback 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 0.1 (Est)

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