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Compare 2017 Audi A7 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2017 Audi A7
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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3.0 TFSI Competition Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A7 3.0 TFSI Competition Prestige N/A N/A $71,192 $76,550
A7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 29 $63,984 $68,800
A7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 21 29 $63,984 $68,800
RS 7 4.0 TFSI Prestige 15 25 $102,952 $110,700
RS 7 4.0 TFSI performance Prestige N/A N/A $120,436 $129,500
S7 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 17 27 $74,308 $79,900
S7 4.0 TFSI Prestige 17 27 $74,308 $79,900
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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
$71,192
$100,254
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,550
$107,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1276 / month
$1797 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi A7’s combination of sexy exterior style and healthy interior practicality make for a grand touring luxury sedan par excellence. 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
0 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37 35
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 113.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35HR20 P285/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35HR20 P255/35ZR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4288 4277
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 19 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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
340 @ 5300 577 @ 5500
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sportback 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 16
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 9.8

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