2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. 2016 Audi A7

For over a century, Mercedes-Benz has offered a variety of top-quality models. While that may be the case, the brand also has plenty of competition. Audi- another German luxury brand- also offers drivers an abundance of luxury features. As a member of the S-Class family, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS provides a mid-size option, complete with all the modern gadgets and gizmos.

While that may be the case, the 2016 Audi A7 also provides drivers with many of the same aspects, but one of the models has one leg up on the other. If you’re curious what happens when we put 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. the 2016 Audi A7, read on.

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The Mercedes-Benz CLS offers all the aesthetics, but it also performs. The 2016 model is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 engine, paired with a rear-wheel drive drivetrain. The rear-wheel drive platform typically allows for better fuel economy and traction, providing drivers with a efficiency and safety. The new Audi A7 sports the same engine, paired with an all-wheel drive platform.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. 2016 Audi A7 comparison

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs. 2016 Audi A7
$67,825 MSRP $69,225
3.0-Liter V6 Engine 3.0-Liter V6
Rear-Wheel Drive Drive Type All-Wheel Drive
Standard HD Radio Not Available

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS convenience, comfort and luxury features

When it comes to shopping in the luxury segment, consumers are most likely searching for a vehicle that offers convenience, comfort and luxurious additives. The Mercedes-Benz CLS offers all of those, packed into a mid-size, luxurious shell. Comfort features like a leather steering wheel, a sun sensor and dual zone climate controls are all included in the new model, as well as convenience features like cruise control and plenty of storage.

Adding to the comfort and convenience of the all-new CLS are features like memorized settings (for up to 3 drivers), Bluetooth and navigation, so that drivers can get the most out of their vehicle.

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS silver rear view
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS engine options
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS interior brown seating
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS interior center console