2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2017 Audi S7

If you’re looking for an upscale driving experience, with impressive specs and features, then you can go wrong with either the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS or the 2017 Audi S7. Both models were designed with the refined driver in mind, with the practicality and utility of the four-door sedan.

That being said, these models are definitely not the same, each model offering their own strengths. The two models both offer powerful V8 engines, however that is where you’ll find their most significant difference. While the CLS550 sports a 4.7-liter Biturbo V8 engine, the Audi S7 comes with a 4.0-liter Turbo V8. Both are impressive, but the CLS pulls ahead in terms of power output.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Coupe
2017 Audi S7 Premium Prestige
4.7-liter Biturbo V8 Engine 4.0-liter Turbo V8
443 lb-ft Torque 406 lb-ft
4,233 Curb Weight 4,486
$74,100 MSRP $79,900

Sporty performance in the Mercedes-Benz CLS

New to the Mercedes-Benz CLS is its innovative and sporty performance. This comes thanks to the model’s 9-speed automatic transmission. For a more involved and dynamic driving experience, the 9-speed delivers a smoother drive at all speeds. Compare this to the S7 and its 7-speed transmission, and the winner is obvious. It higher gear count also makes the CLS more agile and efficient.

While the Audi may boast more space in the trunk and more horsepower, the CLS is able to harness its Mercedes-AMG props to offer improved performance, especially when added to its plethora of automotive technology and advanced safety features. Some of its advanced features include DYNAMIC SELECT, COMMAND Navigation, and DISTRONIC PLUS. If you’re interested in learning more about the Mercedes-Benz CLS, be sure to check out our blog here on our site!

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS exterior front red
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS interior front driver's seat and controls
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS view of first and second row seating area
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS view of the exterior rear

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