Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2011 Porsche Panamera

2011 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2011 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 400 Hybrid 19 25 $84,630 $91,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 23 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 14 21 $89,280 $96,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 22 $128,340 $138,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $146,987 $158,050
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $194,370 $209,000
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $66,780 $74,400
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $70,830 $78,900
4-Door HB S 16 24 $80,640 $89,800
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,050 $94,700
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $121,590 $135,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$84,630
$66,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$91,000
$74,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1517 / month
$1240 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
From earth-friendly to exclusive and exotically fast, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class does it all in superb comfort. There's not much ordinary or traditional about this phenomenal fastback, and that's mostly a good thing.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.6 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 33.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 115.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 76.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.3 14.2 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.5 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.8 - 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 245/50ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 275/45RZ18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4474 3880
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 5.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.01
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.31
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.23 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4

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