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
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37 35
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.7 113.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4244 4420
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 10
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 5300 550 @ 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 531 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 5.5 L/333
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
quattro Sportback 4MATIC
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.8

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