Compare 2018 Audi A7 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2018 Audi A7
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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3.0 TFSI Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A7 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 29 $64,822 $69,700
A7 3.0 TFSI Prestige 20 29 $64,822 $69,700
RS 7 4.0 TFSI 14 24 $105,928 $113,900
RS 7 4.0 TFSI performance 14 24 $121,552 $130,700
S7 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 16 24 $75,516 $81,200
S7 4.0 TFSI Prestige 16 24 $75,516 $81,200
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AMG CLS 63 S 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS AMG CLS 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
CLS CLS 550 4MATIC Coupe 17 25 $72,215 $77,650
CLS CLS 550 Coupe 18 26 $69,890 $75,150

Pricing

Invoice Price

$64,822
$101,277

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$69,700
$108,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1162 / month
$1815 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The Audi S7 and RS 7 are like habanero and ghost peppers—among the hottest cars you’ll find anywhere. The 2018 Mercedes CLS hangs on to its lissome curves; it’s V-8 only this year.

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Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

29 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 64

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.4 -

Length, Overall (in)

196.2 195.6

Height, Overall (in)

55.9 56.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.4 63.3

Wheelbase (in)

114.7 113.1

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)

4244 4420

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 10

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 531 @ 1750

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

340 @ 5300 550 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 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

7.7 9.8

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