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2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2012 Porsche Panamera

  2012 Mercedes-Benz S Class 4-door Sedan 3.5L V6 Hybrid RWD Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
MSRP
$91,850
$75,200
Invoice $85,421 $67,500
MPG
City/Highway
12/31 15/30
Rating
9.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a wide range of personalities--all of them superbly comfortably, some of them outrageously powerful. Read Full Review Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • High-speed poise
  • Fantastic multicontour seats
  • Vast backseat space
  • Exotic performance of AMG models
  • The agility of a smaller sedan

Dislikes:

  • Very, very pricey
  • COMAND controller
  • Too conservative for some

Likes:

  • Supercar power (Turbo and Turbo S)
  • Excellent PDK gearbox
  • Confident handling and high-speed stability
  • Nimble feel
  • Incredibly spacious backseat

Dislikes:

  • Styling misses the mark from some angles
  • Button-busy center console
  • Driving feels almost synthetic due to numerous aids
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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