2020 Audi S7 vs. 2020 Mercedes AMG GT 4-Door

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Safety

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Both the S7 and AMG GT 4-Door 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 GT 4-Door’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 GT 4-Door 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 GT 4-Door doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the S7 and the AMG GT 4-Door have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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 GT 4-Door’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 GT 53’s standard 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the S7 gets better fuel mileage than the AMG GT 53 (18 city/28 hwy vs. 19 city/24 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the S7’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG GT 4-Door:

S7

AMG GT 4-Door

Front Rotors

15.8 inches

14.2 inches

The S7 stops shorter than the AMG GT 4-Door:

S7

AMG GT 4-Door

70 to 0 MPH

151 feet

155 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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The S7’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the AMG GT 4-Door’s standard 45 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the S7 has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the AMG GT 4-Door.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the S7 uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the AMG GT 53, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

Chassis

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The S7 is 3.2 inches shorter than the AMG GT 4-Door, making the S7 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the S7 a Mid-size car, while the AMG GT 4-Door is rated a Compact.

The S7 has standard seating for 5 passengers; the AMG GT 4-Door can only carry 4.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the S7’s rear seats recline. The AMG GT 4-Door’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The S7 has a much larger trunk than the AMG GT 4-Door (24.9 vs. 12.7 cubic feet).

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 GT 4-Door doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The AMG GT 4-Door’s cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The S7’s optional adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the S7 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The AMG GT 4-Door doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

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 GT 4-Door.

Recommendations

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The Audi A7/S7/RS 7 outsold the Mercedes AMG GT by 18% during 2019.

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