jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/28/18 9:27 a.m.

Hey guys

I did the unforgivable thing a few months ago and traded my CLS550 for an Audi A7. One would think I'm heading in the wrong direction, but I seriously needed AWD and well that means Quattro and not 4matic. I absolutely love the A7 but it's not a CLS, but I finally have a great transmission. I will say the ZF takes forever to change from reverse into drive, only complaint. That w219 engine though, I appreciate it now so much since it's gone. Anyway I put a video up discussing both cars. Look into my eyes at the end and tell me if I'm lying to myself. Lol

 

https://youtu.be/1OkR_vht96o

 

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/28/18 9:41 a.m.

Good video. The A7 is certainly prettier, IMO. 

I'll be curious how you get on with it longer-term. I love these cars, but I'm terrified to own one with some miles on it and no warranty.

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/28/18 9:45 a.m.

In reply to Tom_Spangler :

I totally agree laugh we'll see! Lol

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
11/28/18 9:54 a.m.

I actually like the Mercedes better. Looks like a sporty minivan. laugh

I'm interested to see how you feel about the the "feel" of the cars long term. Every modern Mercedes I've been in feels like home. They do a very good job with that. 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Reader
11/28/18 10:34 a.m.

I know the CLS started the "4 door coupe," thing, but boy that CLS looks dated. A7 is prettier.

 

I was in Tokyo recently, and there are CLS wagons everywhere. Wish we got those here.

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/28/18 11:17 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

True, but 5.5 wasn't dated. Lol last of the Mohicans. I go back and forth on wagons though. The Panamera wagon is amazing!

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/28/18 11:18 a.m.

In reply to mazdeuce - Seth :

Sporty Minivan lol they do feel like home. I've had 5

G_Body_Man
G_Body_Man UltraDork
11/28/18 12:01 p.m.

Have you looked into what APR has to offer for the 3 litre supercharged engine in the A7? I suspect it will make you miss the M273 V8 a lot less.

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/28/18 2:13 p.m.

In reply to G_Body_Man :

At first I was like, 'annual percentage rate?' thanks for putting on game! I just want to start with the plus package! Geez

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/28/18 4:04 p.m.

I wonder how much you'd like a 2012 CLS550 vs the 2012 A7

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/28/18 5:14 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Hum idk but I'm not a fan of the 4.7 biturbo

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/28/18 11:45 p.m.

In reply to jr10cross :

Why not?

jr10cross
jr10cross Reader
11/29/18 12:08 a.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Carbon build up on the back side of the valves. If you don't drive them right the heads have to come off to clean them which is an $11k job. Plus I never like that the CLS became slower with the newer motor. 5.5 0-60=4.7 < 4.7t 0-60=5.4

The 4.7t could definitely be modified more though. I didn't like the side hip on the newer CLS and the loss of rear climate control. The wheels were also no longer staggered, no 285/35/18 rears.

chandler
chandler PowerDork
11/29/18 9:46 p.m.

My boss offered his CLS63 for sale, I’m to poor at this point I think. It’s a pretty car in my opinion.

93gsxturbo
93gsxturbo SuperDork
11/30/18 11:35 a.m.

I never warmed up to the CLS compared to the E Class.  

The butts on the CLS are nice, but everything else is better on the E Class.  

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