2020 Audi S7 vs. 2020 Mercedes AMG E-Class Sedan

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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Both the S7 and AMG E-Class Sedan have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The S7 has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The AMG E-Class Sedan’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

The S7 has a standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The AMG E-Class Sedan doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

A passive infrared night vision system standard on the S7 Prestige helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The AMG E-Class Sedan doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the S7 and the AMG E-Class Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The S7’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the AMG E-Class Sedan’s (12 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 10 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 13th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Audi 7 places higher in reliability than Mercedes.

Engine

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The S7’s 2.9 turbo V6 hybrid produces 15 more horsepower (444 vs. 429) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 384) than the AMG E 53’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the S7’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The AMG E-Class Sedan doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the S7’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG E-Class Sedan:

S7

AMG E-Class Sedan

Front Rotors

15.8 inches

14.6 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the S7 has larger tires than the AMG E-Class Sedan (255/40R20 vs. 245/40R19).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the S7 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the AMG E 53. The S7’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels on the AMG E 63 S.

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the S7 is .6 inches wider in the front and 1.6 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the AMG E-Class Sedan.

For better maneuverability, the S7’s turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the AMG E-Class Sedan’s (40 feet vs. 41 feet).

Passenger Space

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For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the S7’s rear seats recline. The AMG E-Class Sedan’s rear seats don’t recline.

Ergonomics

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In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The S7 has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The AMG E-Class Sedan doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the S7 has standard extendable sun visors. The AMG E-Class Sedan doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The S7 has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the car heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the AMG E-Class Sedan.

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