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      05-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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audi A7 and new CLS

what do you guys think about the new audi A7 and new benz CLS,, damn these are some good looking rides and in a whole different league than 3 series

so tempted to upgrade when lease runs out on the 3, but the price might get me, audi seems like it's more affordable
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      05-23-2011, 12:47 PM   #2
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No doubt the new CLS is a looker, especially the angle posted above. The same is true for the A7 from this angle, though it's much more refrained.

You couldn't really go wrong with either as they are both great cars.
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I'd wait for 6 Series GranCoupé, but some my not like that it looks just like a very dynamic and sporty sedan with frameless windows and four seats. Its my favorite of the bunch, I just can't like the 5 Series Sedan enough because of the 6 Series GranCoupé.
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CLS hands down. Looks so much more elegant. The A7 looks better than most, but it's too restrained to stand a chance against the new Benz.
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As much as I like Audi I hate the A7. The CLS is nicer
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I dunno what to think about that CLS, seems like a little too much going on for my tates.
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CLS for me. Neither are perfect but the more I see the CLS I'm warming to it. The A7 I think actually has a really nice front but the side profile is terrible! The rear end is so saggy. Both have really nice interiors too.
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A7 is nice but CLS looks better. Mercs are more reliable than Audi's these days, RWD > AWD, and a TT V8 is worth the money IMO.
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The new CLS is the definition one of those designs that grows on you. When it first came out, I wasn't sure.

Now I think it is one best looking cars out there. It will stand out from all the bland BMW's and Audi's.
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The new CLS is the definition one of those designs that grows on you. When it first came out, I wasn't sure.

Now I think it is one best looking cars out there. It will stand out from all the bland BMW's and Audi's.
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New CLS all the way!

I will one of these before it goes out of production.
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      05-24-2011, 04:43 AM   #15
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Give the a7 a real engine, like a 4.2 or 5.2 and I am in
S7 soon. I'm more interested in the S6 though can't wait to see it.
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what do you guys think about the new audi A7 and new benz CLS,, damn these are some good looking rides and in a whole different league than 3 series

so tempted to upgrade when lease runs out on the 3, but the price might get me, audi seems like it's more affordable
O really?

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 5-door wagon

PRICE AS TESTED: $81,530 (base price: $60,125)
ENGINE TYPE: supercharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 183 cu in, 2995 cc
Power (SAE net): 310 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 325 lb-ft @ 2900 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
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Wheelbase: 114.7 in Length: 195.6 in
Width: 75.2 in Height: 55.9 in
Curb weight: 4260 lb
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Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 13.5 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 26.0 sec
Street start, 5–60 mph: 5.7 sec
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Top speed (governor limited): 130 mph
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Opulence, as you’d expect, doesn’t come cheap. We originally forecast a base price of $55,000. Wrong. Try $60,125.

That includes the Quattro all-wheel-drive system and supercharged V-6—the standard (and only) setup for U.S. versions of the A7—as well as a good array of features: heated leather seats, a power liftgate, a power sunroof, automatic climate control, and xenon headlights, among plenty of other kit.

But there are tempting options packages—Sport (20-inch wheels, firmer suspension); Innovation (LED headlights, adaptive cruise, head-up display, night-vision assist); Prestige (S-line trim, power-adjustable steering column, ventilated front seats, ambient interior lighting); and Bang & Olufsen sound (15 speakers).

Check all those boxes, and you’re looking at $81,530, or exactly the amount on our test car’s Monroney. At that point, you might be tempted to look at some other choices: The A8 starts at $78,925, after all, and the Mercedes CLS550 offers nearly 100 more hp for $72,125. You might also begin wondering what sort of price tag we’ll be seeing when autumn ushers in the new A6.
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S7 soon. I'm more interested in the S6 though can't wait to see it.
Check this link out. There was a rumor that a S6 variant would get a different variant containing a diesel engine. But those rumors were too bad to be true. C&D edited the article.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car...dging-car_news
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I would def take the CLS, but I think I'd take the older body style CLS before the newer one. I think older one just looks better, the back of the new resembles an S-class too much IMO.
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CLS hands down. Looks so much more elegant. The A7 looks better than most, but it's too restrained to stand a chance against the new Benz.
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I would def take the CLS, but I think I'd take the older body style CLS before the newer one. I think older one just looks better, the back of the new resembles an S-class too much IMO.
Agreed, i really like the older style CLS so much more. The A7 is def going to be an awesome competitor and it will probably just come down to the price of the two.
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I would def take the CLS, but I think I'd take the older body style CLS before the newer one. I think older one just looks better, the back of the new resembles an S-class too much IMO.
The front of the old CLS is starting to look real tired. The new one looks so good. One of the best looking cars out there.

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Agreed, i really like the older style CLS so much more. The A7 is def going to be an awesome competitor and it will probably just come down to the price of the two.
Well it comes down to SC6 vs TTV8. I think with the size of these cars in this class, they need the bigger V8.
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