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
But that'd be no use without a sporty chassis. The Audi has firm springing and, on the test car, oversized 265/35 20 tyres, as well as four-wheel drive. Cornering grip, then, is hardly going to be an issue. But it's not all rosy. For a start, those tyres tramline badly, and corrupt the steering. Ah well, if you can feel the ridges, you ought to be able to feel what you do want, the friction of the surface and edge of the grip envelope. But you can't. The A7 corners highly effectively, but with no particular spirit.