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
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus 20 30 $63,520 $68,300
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige 20 30 $63,520 $68,300
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Premium Plus 25 38 $65,472 $70,400
A7 4-Door HB quattro 3.0 TDI Prestige 25 38 $65,472 $70,400
RS 7 4-Door HB Prestige 15 25 $101,278 $108,900
RS 7 4-Door HB performance Prestige N/A N/A $119,970 $129,000
S7 4-Door HB 17 27 $77,098 $82,900
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4-Door Sedan AMG CLS 63 S-Model 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS 4-Door Sedan AMG CLS 63 S-Model 4MATIC 16 22 $100,254 $107,800
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 4MATIC 19 26 $64,542 $69,400
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD 20 30 $62,217 $66,900
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 17 25 $71,238 $76,600
CLS 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 26 $68,913 $74,100

Pricing

Invoice Price

$63,520
$100,254

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$68,300
$107,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1138 / month
$1797 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.8
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Audi S7 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today, plus it packs serious performance and abundant high-tech equipment. 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 16 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 22 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

Second Hip Room (in)

- 57.6

Front Hip Room (in)

- 58

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

75.2 74.1

Track Width, Front (in)

64.7 63.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.4 -

Length, Overall (in)

196.2 196.7

Height, Overall (in)

55.9 55.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.4 63.2

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 14.2

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 14.2

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 37.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/40HR19 P285/30ZR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P255/40HR19 P255/35ZR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4288 4277

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 19 X 9

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 19 X 9.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 180

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

325 @ 2900 590 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

333 @ 5300 577 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 22

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.89

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 Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.82

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 4.34

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.85 2.65

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

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

7.4 9.8

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