2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Audi A7 Sedan

2018 CLS 550 Coupe in Silver vs 2018 Audi A7 in Silver

While certain sectors of the US car market such as the traditional sedan may be seeing a decline in sales, it seems that just about everyone wants to get their hands on a coupe. Today coupes are being sought after for their ultra-responsive and exciting performance, finely-designed interiors, and exquisite design. We wanted to show you how one of Mercedes-Benz's flagship models, the CLS, stacks up against its Audi counterpart. Check out this comparison of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Audi A7 Sedan to learn which model best serves your taste.

In the table below, you'll see that there is a price difference between these two models which may make you lean towards the A7. Simply considering the Mercedes-Benz attention to features, technology, and style, drivers quickly realize how much more the CLS has on offer. Right off the bat, this proves to be true. The 2018 CLS features a larger engine and a stronger transmission than the A7 and produces 62 more horsepower, too. The 2018 CLS Coupe also has a faster 0--60 acceleration time than the Audi A7. The Audi's smaller engine does afford it a slightly greater fuel economy. When all is said and done, however, when it comes to these luxury coupes and sedans, it's all about the power.

2018 CLS 550 Coupe


2018 A7 Premium Plus Sedan

402 horsepower &

4.9 seconds

Peak Horsepower &

0-60 MPH Acceleration Time

340 horsepower &

5.2 seconds

18 city / 26 highway

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

20 city / 29 highway

4.7L V8 biturbo engine &

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission

Engine Type & Transmission

3.0L 6-cylinder TFSI® engine &

8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission

$75,150* Starting MSRP $69,700
*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Jack Ingram Motors for details.

2018 CLS 550 Coupe Standard Features

For the 2018 model year, there are three model configurations in the Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe lineup. Of the three, the CLS 550 is the base model, allowing for a range of upgrades and customizations to your new CLS Coupe. Just on the base model, however, drivers are treated to the very best of Mercedes-Benz technology, design, and performance. the 2018 CLS 550 features standard Mercedes-Benz mbrace® Connect services for five years. This set of features enables drivers to use their smartphone's Mercedes me app to seamlessly communicate with their vehicle remotely. With this technology, drivers can view live stats and diagnostics, start their vehicle, send an address to their navigation system, and so much more. 

Other standard features for the 2018 MercedeBenznz CLS 550 Coupe include:

  • COMAND® Navigation
  • HomeLink® garage door opener
  • LOGIC7® digital sound system
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather-trimmed interior
  • 8-inch freestanding infotainment display with controller
  • Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto
  • ... and so much more!