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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. Its Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS 53 coupe
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Often imitated, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS sticks true to its formula.

Its most direct rival comes from across Germany: the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, which boasts a similarly striking roofline.

The Porsche Panamera comes close in the looks department and is sublime to drive.

Audi's A7 is also a fresh follow-up to a successful first generation that took the CLS theme and added a degree of practicality.

Though they may not have the same dashing style, the Jaguar XF and Cadillac CTS are formidable rivals with plenty of punch and panache.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS 53 coupe2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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Quick Specs
7.0
Look beyond the evolutionary looks; the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has one heck of a hybrid powertrain.
7.2
More practical and more elegant than the A6 sedan, the Audi A7 drives better than ever and takes on next-level technology.
6.4
The 2019 BMW M6 Gran Coupe is a thrilling lame-duck sedan with stunning looks.
6.5
The 2019 Cadillac CTS-V is arguably the greatest American performance sedan ever, and we will miss it dearly when it's discontinued after 2019.
6.2
The 2019 Jaguar XF mid-size luxury sedan is even better as a wagon; a well-earned break from the crossover craze.
7.2
The 2019 Porsche Panamera leaves nothing on the table, in terms of performance, flexibility, and panache.
MSRP From     
$69,200$68,000$70,300$46,995$49,965$86,300
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-SizeMid-Size CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
CLS 450 CoupePremium 55 TFSI quattro640i xDrive Gran Turismo4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDSedan 25t Premium RWDRWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555554
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SportbackHatchback4 Door SedanSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2019 Audi A72019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2019 BMW 6-Series2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2019 Cadillac CTS2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2019 Jaguar XF2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2019 Porsche Panamera