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
One thing's for sure. The CLS is a very close match to the Audi for agility, yet it's a league ahead for ride. A long-wavelength plushness has it floating regally over big bumps, and there's little secondary shudder. And yet the damping keeps it all neatly tied down. The Audi sits on the thumpy, jiggly side of firm, and a slight shudder through the steering column undermines that tank-like integrity.