Here we have another great comparison test done by our favorite German car magazine - Autobild. This time it is the Audi Q7 and the Mercedes GL; this is not the first time I have posted a comparison test between these two, as we have seen them battle it 3 weeks ago when TruckTrend did the test. Here is a small summary of the Autobild test, and the direct link to the Google Translation.
When it comes to the body and engine, the Mercedes GL 320 CDI is clearly ahead of the AUDI Q7 3.0 TDI - although it supplies the clearly inferior road performances. Nevertheless, the GL loses over the price at the end. GL is a successful synthesis from "cult box" G-model and the "Lifestyle-object" M-class. The Q7 is beautiful and 100 % Audi; the GL is pretty, but a soft-rinsed SUV. The inadequately sporty AUDI with its swift TDI can pull ahead. Mercedes should perhaps not install the Off-road package (2030 euro). Only few use it anyways.