Compare 2021 Audi A7 vs 2020 BMW 8-Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2021 Audi A7
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2020 BMW 8-Series
#5 in Coupes
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2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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Premium 55 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A7 Premium 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $65,048 $69,200
A7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $70,408 $74,900
A7 Premium Plus 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $65,048 $69,200
A7 Prestige 55 TFSI e quattro N/A N/A $70,408 $74,900
A7 Prestige 55 TFSI quattro 22 29 $65,048 $69,200
RS 7 4.0 TFSI quattro 15 22 $107,160 $114,000
S7 2.9 TFSI Premium Plus 18 28 $79,336 $84,400
S7 2.9 TFSI Prestige 18 28 $79,336 $84,400
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840i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
8 Series 840i Convertible 22 29 $91,080 $97,400
8 Series 840i Coupe 23 30 $82,245 $87,900
8 Series 840i Gran Coupe 22 29 $79,455 $84,900
8 Series 840i xDrive Convertible 20 27 $93,780 $100,300
8 Series 840i xDrive Coupe 21 27 $84,945 $90,800
8 Series 840i xDrive Gran Coupe 20 27 $82,155 $87,800
8 Series M850i xDrive Convertible 17 25 $113,400 $121,400
8 Series M850i xDrive Coupe 18 25 $104,565 $111,900
8 Series M850i xDrive Gran Coupe 17 25 $101,775 $108,900
M8 Competition Convertible 15 21 $145,115 $155,500
M8 Competition Coupe 15 21 $136,280 $146,000
M8 Competition Gran Coupe 15 21 $133,490 $143,000
M8 Convertible 15 21 $133,025 $142,500
M8 Coupe 15 21 $124,190 $133,000
M8 Gran Coupe 15 21 $121,400 $130,000
AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$65,048
$91,080
$76,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,200
$97,400
$81,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1153 / month
$1623 / month
$1353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi A7 heaps luxury into a svelte shape like a great tuxedo. It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 34.7 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 45.7 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
37 38.9 36.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.2 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37 29.5 35
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 58.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 64.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
115.2 111.1 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.1 74.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.1 64.1 64.8
Length, Overall (in)
195.6 191.1 199.1
Height, Overall (in)
56 52.7 56
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.6 3.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.9 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4 11.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 - 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 - 14.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 38.2 39.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40HR20 P275/40VR18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 R02
Front Tire Size
P255/40HR20 P245/45VR18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4343 4211 4447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 9 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1370 368 @ 1600 384 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 335 @ 5000 429 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.25 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 2.93 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.17 2.25
Trans Type
7 8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.71 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
2Y 2TB 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 0.72
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sportback Convertible 4MATIC+
Vehicle Name
Audi A7 BMW 8 Series Mercedes-Benz CLS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.5 7.8
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