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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
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
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P255/40HR19 P285/30ZR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4244 4420
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
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
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 All Wheel
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sportback 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.8

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