2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class most often competes with the BMW 8-Series and Audi A7 four-door “coupes.” The Audi A7 is filled with tech and just as stately.

The BMW 8-Series is new for 2020 and is bigger, but also more expensive.

The Jaguar XF is a wildcard here: it’s older but elegantly styled with an available wagon that’s gorgeous, too.

The Lexus LC is another wildcard: if you’re looking for a head-turner for two, it’s worth a look.

The Porsche Panamera can outgun them all in performance and price.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available.
The 2020 Audi A7 is a desirable low-guilt luxury car with an added dose of practicality.
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
The 2020 Lexus LC will make any driveway look like a runway.
It’s expensive, but the Porsche Panamera proves that old saw about getting what you pay for.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsSubcompact CarsLarge Cars
Style Name     
CLS 450 CoupePremium 55 TFSI quattro840i Gran CoupeSedan 25t Premium RWDLC 500 RWDRWD
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SportbackSedanSedanCoupeHatchback
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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