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Lamborghini Aventador vs Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador

$758,985 - $758,985

2017 price

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

$179,717 - $184,800

2022 price


2017 Lamborghini Aventador
2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Safety Rating

Engine Type
V12, 6.5L

Twin Turbo 6, 3.0L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded Petrol

Premium Unleaded/Electric
Fuel Efficiency
16.9L/100km (combined)

9.2L/100km (combined)

  • Optional reversing camera is taking the mick
  • Low-speed ride is pretty bad
  • It's very, very low

  • Compromised rear-seat room
  • Pricier than rivals
  • Unergonomic steering wheel controls
2017 Lamborghini Aventador Summary

Lamborghini's Aventador S is the last living link to supercars of old. Wild-looking bedroom-poster material, gigantic anti-socially loud V12 that actually spits flame and the kind of performance that will rustle the jimmies of even a seasoned supercar driver.

It harks back to a time when supercars actually sucked, but it didn't matter because they were proof you had both the money and patience to nurse it into life and then wring its neck, because that was the only way it made any sense. While the Huracan is a thoroughly modern supercar, the Aventador is an unashamed, unabashed, hairy-chested, head-banging, rock ape.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Summary

Mercedes-Benz loves to fill a niche. This is the company, after all, that has a coupe version of its GLC and GLE SUVS, four-door coupes ranging in size from the CLA to the AMG GT 4-door, and enough electric vehicles to make Tesla jealous.

The nichest of all though, might the CLS, which has been updated for the 2022 model year.

Positioned above the E-Class but below the S-Class in the line-up as a sporty sedan for customers after a blend of style, technology and performance, the new CLS is available in just one engine now, while styling and equipment have also been tweaked in the update.

Can the CLS earn its place in the Mercedes line-up or is it destined to be a bit player amongst more popular models?

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2017 Lamborghini Aventador 2022 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

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