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2012 Porsche Panamera

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

  2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 4-door Sedan 4.6L RWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$75,200
$71,300
Invoice $67,500 $66,309
MPG
City/Highway
15/30 16/25
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan. Read Full Review Still a fashionista at heart, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS is cut from a more masculine pattern book these days--especially in powerful AMG trim. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

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

Likes:

  • Muscular new sheetmetal
  • Strong, smooth turbo V-8s
  • AMG's stunning big-car handling
  • Thronelike seats
  • Infotainment features galore

Dislikes:

  • Rear-seat head room still tight
  • Unabashedly expensive
  • Interior can look busy
  • COMAND is what it is
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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