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 Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37 35
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
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 Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
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
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/35YR20 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35YR20 P255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4486 4233
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 180
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1400 443 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/244 4.7 L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 0.86
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
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.21
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S7 Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
quattro Sportback Sedan
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
9.8 8.4
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