Compare 2016 Audi A7 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2016 Audi A7
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 20 30 $63,520 $68,300
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 20 30 $63,520 $68,300
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Premium Plus 25 38 $65,472 $70,400
4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Prestige 25 38 $65,472 $70,400
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 400
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 400 20 30 $62,217 $66,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 400 19 26 $64,542 $69,400
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 17 26 $68,913 $74,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 17 25 $71,238 $76,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC AMG CLS 63 S-Model 16 22 $100,254 $107,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$63,520
$62,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,300
$66,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1138 / month
$1115 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Beautiful to look at and a joy to drive even in base form, the 2016 Audi A7 takes the four-door form to truly tantalizing levels. The 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class looks great—inside and out. But a new E-Class and more efficient powertrains may outrun the potent "four-door coupe" sooner rather than later.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size 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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
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)
196.2 194.5
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 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P285/35ZR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4288 4255
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
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
333 @ 5300 329 @ 5250
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
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 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 -
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
quattro Sportback Sedan
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
7.4 7.3

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