Comparison - Audi RS 7 Quattro 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class AMG CLS 63 S 2018

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Average Price: 
113,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
108,900
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
4
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.80gals
21.10gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Quite simply, the 2018 Audi RS 7 is one of the most desirable cars you can buy. If you have the money and the desire, it's hard to imagine you'd be disappointed.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Audi RS 7 as one of Edmunds' Best Sports Sedans for this year.

PROS
Acceleration worthy of an exotic sports car
Hatchback body style makes it more practical than expected
Comfortable to drive every day despite extreme performance
Stunning styling that hasn't aged

CONS
Less rear headroom than a typical luxury sedan
Doesn't offer Audi's latest infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Impressive acceleration
A sporty, attractive design
Cool exhaust note

Cons
Understeers too much
Expensive
Only seats four

By: 
motortrend.com

PROS
Sledgehammer performance
High-quality interior
Fuel-saving technology
Rare sight on UK roads

CONS
Not the most involving car to drive
Very expensive, especially with options
RS6 looks better value

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class ranked #5 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Adept handling
Supportive front seats

Cons
Cramped rear seats
Frustrating infotainment system
Undersized trunk

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, Mercedes has discontinued the entry-level CLS 400 from the lineup. A rearview camera is now standard for the remaining CLS trims.

PROS
Powerful engines for decisive acceleration
Pleasing balance of handling performance and comfort
Long list of available advanced safety features
Sleek exterior and impeccable interior

CONS
Lacks the features of current Mercedes vehicles
Rear headroom is limited by the sloping roofline

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes CLS hangs on to its lissome curves; it’s V-8 only this year.

Pros
Gorgeous profile
Poised ride
V-8 only–it’s throwback CLS!
Beautifully appointed cabin
AMG’s scorching appeal

Cons
Low gas mileage
Rear-seat head room is slim
Small trunk
Kludgy infotainment
With an E-Class so good...

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
5.50L
Torque: 
516ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
590ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
560hp
at 5 700rpm
577hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Suede And Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.30in
196.70in
Width: 
75.20in
Height: 
55.80in
55.40in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
113.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
36.90
36.90
Rear Head Room: 
36.60
36.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
42.10in
Rear leg room: 
37.00in
35.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
57.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
11.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.50cu.ft
11.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4497.00lbs
4420.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Four Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
610 Watts Stereo Output
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 9.0 In.
19 X 10.0
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Comfort Seating Package
Carbon "Quattro" Script In Singleframe Grille
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Cold Weather Package
Carbon-Optic Package W/Out "Quattro" Script
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Designo Classic Red/Black Leather Package
AMG Night Styling Package
Lane Tracking Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Silk Beige Leather Package
Exterior Options: 
21" 5-Spoke-Blade-Design High Gloss Black Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
21" 5-Spoke-Blade-Design Titanium Finish Wheels
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Paint Protection Partial Hood and Fenders
Alu-Optic Lower Air Intakes W/"Quattro" Script
Exterior Mirror Housings In Body-Color
19" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels In Matte Black
Wheel Locks
19" 10-Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black
AMG Carbon Fiber Engine Cover
Illuminated Star
19" AMG Forged Cross-Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Night Vision Assistant
Audi First Aid Kit
Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound System
Comfort Box
Black Seat Belts
Heated Rear Seats