Mercedes CLS rival likely to be launched at the Moscow motor show in August
30 November 2009

Audi's new Mercedes CLS-rivalling A7 is likely to be launched at the Moscow motor show in August 2010 and go on sale later next year.

Sources have revealed, however, that it will only have a small price premium over the next A6 saloon on which it's based.

Spec for spec you'll pay around £2000 more, which means prices could start at around £28,000.

At first all models are likely to have range-topping engines and four-wheel drive, but the company still hasn't decided whether four or five seats will be standard.

Chas Hallett

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30 November 2009

It seems the world has gone mad for the so-called "four door" coupe. I wonder what the old hands who used to style Rovers are thinking now? They started the trend, but their company is defunct. How many more rivals is the M-B CLS to have? Yet, so far, none that competes on size! The A7 is probably the closest, but when will the A9 appear and beat Benz at their own game?

GB

30 November 2009

A1, A2, and now A7? Someone must shout Bingo! soon.

1 December 2009

whats next A9 a huge mpv rivalling viano the world has gone mad far too many models on sale from the big german 3 Q3 maybe next an X1 rival? its all so predictible the people who name audis bmw and mercs have an easy job

1 December 2009

In spite of the moaning, this A7 is an object lesson in imposing a quasi-coupe design on a saloon car that Jaguar could've learned from when creating its new XJ.

It's a faddish direction started by the CLS, but where the A7 speaks for itself and is probably the best looking Audi in the range, the Jag needs Callum to spout arcane waffle to justify what he's got wrong.

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