2019 Audi A7 Sportback S Line 50 TDI Quattro 4G9 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic AMG Line C257

   
2019 Audi A7 Sportback S Line 50 TDI Quattro 4G9 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic AMG Line C257 - comparison road test 2018 Ian ZZF Robertson and Drive-My

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Ian Robertson

There are few marketplaces that are as fast moving as the car industry, especially with the race towards zero emissions. Hybrid this, electric that, all means another set of acronyms and names to remember. If you’re not careful, it soon becomes mumbo jumbo and you’ll be left not knowing your lane departure warning from your lane keeping assist.

It’s because of the fast paced, ever changing world that we created this Technology and Audio special issue, mainly to give readers half a chance of catching up on the latest systems. While this month’s Glossary isn’t exhaustive – we’ve left out some of the more familiar items that you’ll already be used to – we have concentrated on equipment and features that have hit the headlines over the past few years, and trickled down from the expensive, range-topping luxury cars, into more everyday hatchbacks and crossovers – the kind that make up the bulk of new car registrations today.

As you navigate your way through the magazine this month, you’ll notice a few extra treats along the way, and I’d really like to know what you think. If you ever find that you’ve got a spare five minutes, drop me a line at ian.robertson@drive-my.com to tell me what you love, and what you think we could be doing better. It’s the best way of shaping the future of Drive-MY for the better. While the editorial team are always full of good ideas, we always appreciate honest feedback from our readers, so don’t be afraid to put pen to paper, or fingers to keys.

IAN ROBERTSON EDITOR & PUBLISHER

Defying convention 2019 Audi A7 Sportback 4G9 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class C257. If you value style and are prepared to stump up the expense of something a bit special, then either of these classy coupés might be just what you want. This sleek-backed pair from prestige German brands vie to be winners of our head-to-head challenge.


TWIN TEST AUDI A7 BETTER THAN THE NEW MERC CLS?  This month it’s a posh pairing, with Audi’s A7 Sportback facing up to its old adversary the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. Both are all-new, but which one wins?


2019 AUDI A7 SPORTBACK S LINE 50 TDI QUATTRO Type 4G9 vs. 2019 MERCEDES-BENZ CLS 400d 4MATIC AMG LINE C257


Think stylish, think large, think powerful and luxurious. That is what this twin test is all about. We are exploring the relative merits of a pair of sleek, swept-back, performance coupés from rival German car brands. They both wear highly regarded badges, and each are manufactured in southwest Germany, in factories only just over 40 miles apart.


Ian ZZF Robertson 2019 AudI A7 Sportback S Line 50 TDI Quattro Type 4G9 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic AMG Line C257
2019 AudI A7 Sportback S Line 50 TDI Quattro Type 4G9 vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 400d 4Matic AMG Line C257

Both are four-wheel-drive, with 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines, automatic transmissions, and price tags in the region of £60k.They are Audi's svelte A7 Sportback and Mercedes-Benz's upper-crust CLS. Come with us and share our impressions in the driving seats of these two hunky upmarket executive cars. Buckle up for a rapid, cosseting and classy trip. Four rings or three-pointed star, which one will come out on top? Foot on throttle, let's answer that question.



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