Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2013 Porsche Panamera

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2013 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 63 AMG 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $68,085 $75,850
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $72,225 $80,450
4-Door HB Platinum Edition 18 27 $72,270 $80,500
4-Door HB 4 Platinum Edition 18 26 $77,580 $86,400
4-Door HB S 16 24 $82,035 $91,350
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $86,355 $96,150
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $86,535 $96,350
4-Door HB GTS 16 23 $99,720 $111,000
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $124,605 $138,650
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $157,590 $175,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,960
$68,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,000
$75,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1200 / month
$1264 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance. The 2013 Porsche Panamera continues the success of the brand's unusual-looking fastback sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.140 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.100 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.300 98.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
36.930 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.100 51.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
194.490 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.750 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.100 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.150 114.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.060 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.900 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.310 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x 1.000 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.200 x 1.400 14.2 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.130 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.8 - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.600 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4158 3880
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 NA
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/285 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800-4750 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.920 2.01
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.420/2.230 4.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.860 3.31
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.470 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.370 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.730 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.380 5.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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