Audi A7 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Cuvee Silver Metallic
VS
Black

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$49,899 - $54,152
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.77 / 5
13 Reviews
4.86 / 5
7 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
340 hp
362 - 621 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0 TFSI 6 Cylinder 340 HP
4.0L V8 Biturbo
4.0L Biturbo V8
6.0L V12 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Bi
3.0L V6 Biturbo
6.0L SOHC Biturbo 36

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.9 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available
7 - 18.7 cu. ft.

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Not Available
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.7 in.
115.9 - 132.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
39 - 40.4 ft.

Length

Length
196.2 in.
198.9 - 214.7 in.

Width

Width
75.2 in.
74.8 - 75.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4244 .lbs
4564 - 5296 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
340 hp
362 - 621 hp

Torque

Torque
325 ft. lbs.
369 - 738 ft. lbs.

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.8 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 15 mpg
7 - 11 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
13 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
21 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A7
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sportback
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars - Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4244 lbs.
4564 - 5296 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 mpg.
16 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
13 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
21 - 28 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
3.0 L/183
3.0 L/182, 4.0 L/243, 6.0 L/365

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
7 - 9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71
4.34, 4.38, 5.50

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
2.86, 2.89, 3.33

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11
1.92 - 2.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67
1.37 - 1.66

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28
1.00 - 1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.82 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32
3.42 - 4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85
2.47 - 2.65

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7
8.0, 8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 8.9, 9.3, 9.8, 11.0, 11.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P255/40HR19 - P265/35HR20
P225/40HR19, P225/45HR19, P245/40YR20, P245/45HR19, P245/45YR19, P245/50HR18, P255/35HR19, P255/40YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P255/40HR19 - P265/35HR20
P225/40HR19, P245/35HR19, P245/50HR18, P275/35YR20, P275/40HR19, P275/40YR19, P285/30HR19, P285/35YR20

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8 - 20 X 9 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 8 - 20 X 9 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39 ft.
39 - 40.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14 in.
13.2 - 16.5 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in.
11.8 - 14.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal.
20.7 - 24.3 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.9 in.
37.7 - 42.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.4 - 41.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
57 - 59.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.6 in.
36.7 - 39.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
37 in.
33.4 - 43 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
49.5 - 59.1 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.7 in.
115.9 - 132.6 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
196.2 in.
198.9 - 214.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.2 in.
74.8 - 75.4 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.9 in.
55.6 - 59 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.7 in.
63 - 64.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in.
63.2 - 64.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
4.4 in.
4.5 - 5 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
24.5 ft³.
Not Available

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
0.73 - 0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
A7
Maybach S 560, Maybach S 650, S-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Luxury High - Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.0
3.0, 4.0, 6.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC - SOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6, 8, 12

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
3 - 4