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Compare Mercedes S-Class W223 [S 350d] vs Audi A8 D5 [50 TDI] vs Mercedes CLA X118 [AMG CLA 35 4MATIC]

Reviews

Neo score
84%
75%
31%
Pros
  • Good performance
  • Great comfort
  • Excellent 0.22 drag coefficient
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Tremendous torque from the 60 TDI and 60 TFSI
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • 60 TFSI e with low fuel consumption rating for those who don't like paying taxes
  • Decent performance
  • Low fuel consumption
Cons
  • Ugly design
  • 4MATIC force-fed to the consumers
  • No more V12
  • Styling even more generic than before
  • No more W12
  • Questionable long-term reliability and repair-ability
  • Car with gadgets or gadgets masquerading as car?
  • FWD Mercedes
  • Ugly proportions
  • Low build quality
  • Complex AWD
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Price

MSRP
36650 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

S 350d
S 350d 4MATIC LWB
S 350d LWB
S 400d 4MATIC
S 400d 4MATIC LWB
S 450 4MATIC
S 450 4MATIC LWB
S 500 4MATIC
S 500 4MATIC LWB
S 580 4MATIC
S 580 4MATIC LWB
S 580e
S 580e 4MATIC
S 580e LWB
50 TDI
50 TDI Euro6d
50 TDI Euro6d LWB
50 TDI LWB
55 TFSI
55 TFSI Euro6d
55 TFSI Euro6d LWB
55 TFSI LWB
60 TDI
60 TDI LWB
60 TFSI
60 TFSI LWB
60 TFSI e
60 TFSI e LWB
AMG CLA 35 4MATIC
AMG CLA 45 4MATIC+
AMG CLA 45 S 4MATIC+
CLA 180
CLA 180 DCT
CLA 180d
CLA 200
CLA 200 DCT
CLA 200d 4MATIC DCT
CLA 200d DCT
CLA 220 DCT
CLA 220d 4MATIC DCT
CLA 220d DCT
CLA 250 4MATIC DCT
CLA 250 DCT
CLA 250e DCT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
540 L / 19.1 cu-ft
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft
505 L / 17.8 cu-ft ~ 1370 L / 48.4 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
12.9 L / 13.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
6.1 L / 6.4 qt
Fuel Capacity
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
72.0 L / 19.0 gal
51.0 L / 13.5 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
775 kg / 1709 lbs
715 kg / 1576 lbs
610 kg / 1345 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc
Disc
Chassis Type
Unibody
Offroad | Approach Angle
14.7 deg
13.4 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
10.8 deg
9.4 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
15.9 deg
14.3 deg
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 255/50 R18, 255/45 R19, 255/40 R20 Rear wheel tires: 255/50 R18, 255/45 R19, 285/40 R19, 255/40 R20, 285/35 R20
235/60 R17, 235/55 R18, 255/45 R19, 265/40 R20
Turning Circle
10.5 m / 34.4 ft
12.5 m / 41.0 ft
11.1 m / 36.4 ft

Construction

Battery | Capacity
14.1 kWh (gross)
15.6 kWh (gross)
Body Style
Full-size sedan
4-door Sedan
5-door Station Wagon
Platform
Mercedes-Benz MRA

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
130 mm / 5.1 in
104 mm / 4.1 in
Size | Height
1503 mm / 59.2 in
1485 mm
1442 mm / 56.8 in
Size | Length
5179 mm / 203.9 in
5172 mm SWB / 5302 mm LWB
4688 mm / 184.6 in
Size | Width
1921 mm / 75.6 in | 2109 mm / 83.0 in (mirror unfolded)
1945 mm / 76.6 in | 2130 mm / 83.9 in (mirror unfolded)
1830 mm / 72.0 in
Track Width | Front
1660.0 mm / 65.4 in
1644.0 mm / 64.7 in
1612.0 mm / 63.5 in
Track Width | Rear
1688.0 mm / 66.5 in
1633.0 mm / 64.3 in
1602.0 mm / 63.1 in
Weight
1945.0 kg / 4288.0 lbs
1975.0 kg / 4354.1 lbs
1545.0 kg / 3406.1 lbs
Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 8J x 18, 8.5J x 19, 9J x 20 Rear wheel rims: 8J x 18, 8.5J x 19, 10J x 19, 9J x 20, 10J x 20
8.0J x 17, 18 in, 19 in, 20 in
Wheelbase
3106 mm / 122.3 in
2998 mm SWB / 3128 mm LWB
2729 mm / 107.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.4 sec
5.9 sec
4.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.1 sec
5.6 sec
4.7 sec
CO2 Emission
163 ~ 176 g/km
145 ~ 152 g/km
168 ~ 171 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.22
0.26
Electric Range
91.0 km / 56.5 mi
69.0 km / 42.9 mi
Fuel Economy
6.2 L/100km / 37.9 MPG (combined) | 8.2 L/100km / 28.7 MPG (urban) | 5.0 L/100km / 47.0 MPG (highway)
5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (urban) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (highway)
7.4 L/100km / 31.8 MPG (combined) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (urban) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1800 kg / 3968 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6D-ISC-FCM
Euro 6
Euro 6d - TEMP - EVAP - ISC
Engine
OM 656.929
DDVC
M 260 DE 20 AL
Engine | Bore
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
72.2 mm / 2.8 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
15.5:1
16.0:1
10.6:1
Engine | Displacement
2.9 L / 178.5 cu-in / 2925.0 cc
3.0 L / 181.1 cu-in / 2967.0 cc
2.0 L / 121.5 cu-in / 1991.0 cc
Engine | Power
286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3400-4600 rpm
286.0 hp / 213.3 kW @ 3750-4000 rpm
306.0 hp / 228.2 kW
Engine | Specific Output
97.8 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
96.4 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
153.7 hp/L / 2.5 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.4 mm / 3.6 in
91.4 mm / 3.6 in
81.4 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1200-3200 rpm
600 Nm / 442.5 lb-ft @ 1250-3250 rpm
400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 3000-4000 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
8-speed
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic ZF 8HP
Double clutch transmission (DCT)

Production

Availability
2020
2017 ~ 2019
2019
Debut
2020-09-02
2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
2019 CES
Made In
Germany
Hungary
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