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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Audi A7 Sedan

Luxury coupes are high-demand vehicles, loved by driving enthusiasts for their responsive, exhilarating performance, upscale interiors, and distinctive styling. The CLS Coupe has been a flagship model for generations and continues to raise the bar. Check out this 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Audi A7 Premium Plus comparison to discover which model best fits your needs.

Although the somewhat stark price difference may have you leaning towards the A7, the higher starting price of the CLS 550 Coupe indicates that it has much more to offer. A closer look proves just that--the CLS 550 sports a much larger engine and a more powerful transmission, thus generating 62 more horsepower than the A7. The CLS 550 Coupe also provides quicker acceleration, reaching 60 mph .3 seconds faster than the A7. The A7 redeems itself in terms of fuel economy, earning two more mpg in the city and three more mpg on the highway than the A7. Ultimately, the extra money is worth all the extra power. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe


2018 Audi A7 Premium Plus

$75,150*     Starting MSRP     $69,700

4.7L V8 biturbo engine &
9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission

Engine &

3.0L 6-cylinder TFSI® engine &
8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission

402 horsepower & 4.9 seconds

Horsepower & 0-60 MPH Acceleration

340 horsepower & 5.2 seconds

18 city / 26 highway     Fuel Economy (MPG)     20 city / 29 highway

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale for details.

2018 CLS 550 Coupe Standard Features

The 2018 CLS Coupe 550 is the first of three 2018 CLS Coupe models. From comfort and convenience to audio and entertainment, the CLS 550 is equipped with everything you always wanted and then some. One of the most useful standard features on the coupe is five years of Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect services. The services use the Mercedes me app to give drivers vehicle access from their smartphone or computer to perform remote vehicle functions, send an address to the COMAND® navigation system, and more. 

Check out some highlighted standard features on the 2018 CLS 550 Coupe below.  

  • Leather upholstery
  • Illuminated entry system
  • HomeLink® garage door opener
  • 8" freestanding audio display with a central controller
  • LOGIC7® digital sound system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • COMAND® Navigation
  • Rearview Camera
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers