2016 Mercedes-Benz 550 CLS vs 2016 Audi A7

When luxury drivers are looking for something a little more striking than your standard high-quality sedan, they may be attracted by one of the coupe-styled four-door vehicles in this comparison. When weighing the ultimate value of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 vs the 2016 Audi A7, it's important to consider premium luxury and power.

While the base engines in both of these vehicles offer power, and the exterior deliver elegant styling and character, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 takes both of those to a whole new level. The standard engine in 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400 and a 2016 Audi A7 Prestige feature the same displacement (with the Audi offering a slight edge in horsepower), the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS also offers advanced powertrain options in select models (like the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS63 S) that can bring up to 577 horsepower to bear. Even the more regular powered 4.7-liter gas V8 in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 offers a gorgeous 402 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. In contrast, the 2016 Audi A7 tops out at 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque with its supercharged 3.0-liter gasoline-powered V6.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs 2016 Audi A7
mbrace ® Safety Technology Audi Pre Sense
3.0-L Gasoline V6 (329 hp) Base Engine 3.0-L Gasoline V6 (333 hp)
402 hp (577 hp with the AMG) Top Horsepower 333 hp (3.0-L V6)
Mercedes-Benz COMAND®  Infotainment Audi MMI® (Muli Media Interface)

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Advanced Features

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 offers confident and engaging driving in any situation. Drivers can feel the un-questioning responsiveness of high-end German engineering in every moment of acceleration. While the 2016 Audi A7 may offer the only diesel engine option in this 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 vs 2016 Audi A7 comparison, premium powertrains and extremely stylish interior put the 2016 Mercedes-Benz in a class by itself.

Other advantages also give the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 an edge. This vehicle offers premium style and advanced information and entertainment systems like the COMAND® interface. With a generous 15.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, this vehicle also meets the practical storage and transportation needs of individuals or small families. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS also offers a standard forward collision warning system with automatic braking, and an emergency assistance notification system. Blind sport warnings, lane departure warnings and assistance, cross-traffic alerts and parking sensors are also all available.

For more information on this comparison or the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 or the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City sales team today.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS seen from the rear
interior seats of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS
steering wheel and dashboard of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS
new of the driver's cockpit in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS
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