Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2011 Audi S6

2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2011 Audi S6
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4-Door Sedan CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CLS 550 14 21 $68,820 $74,000
4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG 12 18 $92,116 $99,050
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4-Door Sedan Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Prestige 14 19 $70,774 $76,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,820
$70,774
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,000
$76,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1233 / month
$1268 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 97.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
193.3 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 112.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 79.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 15.9
Brakes
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 15.2 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.49
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P265/35R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/35R19
Front Tire Order Code
NA HP5
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 3F4
Rear Tire Size
P285/30R19 P265/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HP5
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4023 4486
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 19 x 9
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 19 x 9
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 15.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 190
Engine
Displacement
5.5L/333 5.2L/318
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 435 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
- TBD - FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800-4800 398 @ 3000-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code
NA G0R
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.69
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.17
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Audi S6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
4-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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