Mercedes-Benz E350 vs Audi A7


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Mercedes-Benz E350


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Audi A7



The all-new E-class Cabriolet is the latest addition to the successful Mercedes-Benz E-class line-up. The open-top two-door model went on sale in May 2010. The two-door, four-seat Mercedes-Benz E-class Cabriolet features a classic material soft top that can be opened or closed in 20 seconds, even at speeds up to 25 mph. Its four-layer convertible top is insulated for low noise and year-round convenience, even in very cold or hot weather.

With the top down, a new AIRCAP system operates at the push of a control to reduce drafts and air turbulence for all four occupants, and an AIRSCARF system can blow heated air directly on the neck space from outlets in the seatings. The soft top is stowed in a special compartment behind the back seatings. When the roof is up, the panel between the top stowage space and the cargo can slide to the back, increasing the cargo capacity by 30 percent.

The two-door Mercedes-Benz E-class family is available with the choice of a V6 or V8 motor. The Mercedes-Benz E350 uses the latest four-valve-per-cylinder V6 motor that produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb. -ft. of torque, while the E550 model is powered by a 32-valve 5. 5-liter V8 delivering 382 hp and 391 lb. -ft. of torque.

The new E-class layout begins with a cubist treatment of the trademark Mercedes-Benz twin-headlight face. Two parallelogram lights are recessed into the front fenders, bracketing the three-dimensional frame of the front grille. With a big star emblem in the center of its sporty two-lamella grille, the overall body shape of the two-door E-class line features a sophisticated interplay between lines and surfaces. Taut, clearly defined lines help define big concave and convex surfaces.
Emotion-packed layout, sporty character and high-tech technology: Audi is targeting a new sphere segment with the Audi A7 Sportback. The big 5-door model with the dynamically accentuated back end brings together the best of three worlds: the sporty elegance of a coupe, the convenience of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon.

The Audi A7 Sportback is pure innovative. Its body is very lightweight due to numerous aluminum elements. The elegant dashboard shows a craftsman's level of workmanship. The four V6 engines combine refined performance with groundbreaking efficiency. The 3. 0TDI with 150 Kw (204 hp) and multitronic has CO2 emissions of just 139 grams per kilometer (223. 70 g/mile). The sporty chassis comes with new solutions, such as electromechanical performance steering. When it comes to assistance and infotainment systems, the luxury-class coupe exhibits all of the high-tech performance expected of Audi.

The 5-door coupe from Audi features supreme, long-distance convenience with a sporty character. The dashboard noise level is very low even at quickly highway speeds, with the V6 engines providing refined acoustic feedback as their performance unfolds.

The impressive vibrational convenience likewise contributes to the atmosphere of cultured tranquility on board. This is the result of painstakingly tuning all elements, systematic hydraulic damping in the axle and drivetrain bearings and the extremely stiff body. The body is comprised primarily of aluminum and innovative steels, making it extremely lightweight and secure. The big back hatch opens wide to reveal a big, extremely usable luggage compartment that is very simple to load. Its 535-liter (18. 89 cu ft) capacity swells to a volume of 1390, liters (49. 09 cu ft) with the back bench backrests folded down.