Mercedes ML 2008 vs Audi Q7 2007

Mercedes ML
2008 - 2011
Audi Q7
2007 - 2009
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 4.0 Diesel4.1 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Double-row timing chainTiming chain


Power: 306 HP326 HP
Torque: 700 NM760 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.5 seconds6.4 seconds
Mercedes ML engine produces 20 HP less power than Audi Q7, whereas torque is 60 NM less than Audi Q7. Due to the lower power, Mercedes ML reaches 100 km/h speed 0.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 11.011.1
Real fuel consumption: 11.3 l/100km12.5 l/100km
The Mercedes ML is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Mercedes ML consumes 0.1 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi Q7, which means that by driving the Mercedes ML over 15,000 km in a year you can save 15 litres of fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Mercedes ML consumes 1.2 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Audi Q7.
Fuel tank capacity: 95 litres100 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 860 km in combined cycle900 km in combined cycle
1110 km on highway1120 km on highway
840 km with real consumption800 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 440'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Audi Q7 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 8 years2 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 3 other car models, including Mercedes E klase, Mercedes S klase, Mercedes GLUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Mercedes ML might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.78 m5.09 m
Width: 1.91 m1.98 m
Height: 1.82 m1.74 m
Mercedes ML is smaller, but higher.
Mercedes ML is 31 cm shorter than the Audi Q7, 7 cm narrower, while the height of Mercedes ML is 8 cm higher.
Seats: no data7 seats
Trunk capacity: 551 litres775 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: no data775 litres
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: 551 litresno data
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data2035 litres
Turning diameter: 12 meters12 meters
Gross weight (kg): 2`9503`115
Safety: no data

Average price (€): 92007800
Pros and Cons: Mercedes ML has
  • lower fuel consumption
Audi Q7 has
  • more power
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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