Compare 2018 Audi S7 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2018 Audi S7
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4.0 TFSI Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 16 24 $75,516 $81,200
4.0 TFSI Prestige 16 24 $75,516 $81,200
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Coupe CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLS 550 18 26 $69,890 $75,150
4MATIC Coupe CLS 550 17 25 $72,215 $77,650
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLS 63 S 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$75,516
$69,890
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$81,200
$75,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1353 / month
$1253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
196.3 195
Height, Overall (in)
55 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.3 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.8 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.6 62.9
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)
15.7 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)
14 12.6
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/35YR20 P255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35YR20 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4486 4233
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1400 443 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 5800 402 @ 5000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.09 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 2.31
Trans Type
7 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 3.33
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sportback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi S7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.4

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