Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2013 Porsche Panamera

2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class
2013 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 $85,886 $92,350
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 350 BlueTEC 21 31 $86,490 $93,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 15 25 $88,350 $95,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 15 24 $91,140 $98,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 63 AMG 15 23 $130,200 $140,000
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 12 19 $149,079 $160,300
4-Door Sedan RWD S 65 AMG 12 19 $197,160 $212,000
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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
$85,886
$68,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$92,350
$75,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1539 / month
$1264 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Covering its wide range of performance personalities, all with superb comfort and some of the world's top in-car tech, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz S Class is one model you'll be as happy to be in as to be seen in. The 2013 Porsche Panamera continues the success of the brand's unusual-looking fastback sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Car
Interior Dimensions
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)
60.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
42.3 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
60.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 51.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
109.000 98.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
124.6 114.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 76.0
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.75 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
206.5 195.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 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)
13.2 x 1.25 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)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.83 13.8 - 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R18 P275/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R18 P245/50R18
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)
4630 3880
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
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 Horsepower @ RPM
295 @ 6000 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
284 @ 2400-5000 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.7

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