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 Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
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
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
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
Front Tire Size
P265/35HR20 P255/35ZR19
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4288 4277
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 5300 577 @ 5500
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
Transmission
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 2.89
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
quattro Sportback 4MATIC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
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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