Twin test: Mercedes CLS vs Audi A7
A new luxury upstart takes on the undisputed benchmark in an A7 versus CLS shootout
Posted: 07 Mar 2011
By the way, the car in these shots is on the optional adaptively damped air-sprung chassis. We actually did rather more miles in a second car with steel springs and passive dampers, on the standard 19s. It tramlined less, kicked up slightly less of a road-noise assault and frankly, even compared with the adaptive car in ‘comfort' mode, there wasn't much in it for ride. But it too was numb to the helm. Maybe it's the electric power steering, which is making its way up from small cars to big ones. The A8, which has the same air-sprung chassis but hydraulic steering, is better.