Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2017 Audi A7

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2017 Audi A7
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Coupe CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLS 550 18 26 $69,611 $74,850
4MATIC Coupe CLS 550 17 25 $71,936 $77,350
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLS 63 S 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
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3.0 TFSI Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 29 $63,984 $68,800
3.0 TFSI Prestige 21 29 $63,984 $68,800
3.0 TFSI Competition Prestige N/A N/A $71,192 $76,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,611
$63,984
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,850
$68,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1248 / month
$1147 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the first of its kind and in need of a makeover. It's still timeless, but it's also time for what's next. The 2017 Audi A7’s combination of sexy exterior style and healthy interior practicality make for a grand touring luxury sedan par excellence.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
58 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35 37
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 196.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 114.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 75.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 24.5
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)
12.6 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR18 P255/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30ZR18 P255/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4233 4244
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 180
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1600 325 @ 2900
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.11
Trans Type
9 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 4.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS Audi A7
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sportback
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
8.4 (Est) 7.3

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