The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS and the Audi S7 are built from the same mold, for the same kind of driver. Their elongated coupe look gives them style without sacrificing the utility of the four-door sedan. From the outside, there are not many differences aside from the signature Mercedes-Benz and Audi curves and creases. They are less than two inches apart in length, width, and height, making them perfect competitors.
Under the hood, these two luxurious cars are hiding V8 engines. This leads us to our first and most significant difference. The Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 has a 4.7L Biturbo V8 and the Audi S7 comes with a 4.0L Turbo V8. Both feature impressive power output, but this is one of the areas where Mercedes-Benz cannot be defeated. The extra turbo gives the CLS a staggering torque advantage, which is most prevalent at low speeds, when agility is most important.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe
2017 Audi S7 Premium Prestige
|4.7L Biturbo V8||Engine||4.0L Turbo V8|
|443 lb-ft||Torque||406 lb-ft|
|4,233 lbs||Curb Weight||4,486 lbs|
One of the newest innovations to come from Mercedes-Benz is the 9-speed automatic transmission that is featured in the CLS. When compared to the 7-speed transmission in the S7, the CLS is a much more comfortable car to drive and ride in. More gears also make a car more efficient and more agile at the same time.
The Audi may have more trunk space and more horsepower, but the CLS has Mercedes-Benz AMG® DNA in its blood. It is a performance king and comes with ever new automotive feature under the sun, making it as smart as a super computer. DYNAMIC SELECT, COMAND® Navigation, and DISTRONIC PLUS are just a few of the tricks the CLS is eager to show you. If you have any questions about why the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS is a better investment than the 2017 Audi S7, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take a CLS for a test drive and learn what it feels like to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz.