Compare 2013 Porsche Panamera vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2013 Porsche Panamera
2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$68,085
$66,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,850
$72,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1264 / month
$1200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Porsche Panamera continues the success of the brand's unusual-looking fastback sport sedan. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35.000
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 36.930
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 57.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 104.300
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.140
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.500
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.100
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 64.100
Wheelbase (in)
114.9 113.150
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.0 74.060
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.900
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 194.490
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.750
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
44.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.310
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.4 14.200 x 1.400
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)
13.0 x 1.1 12.600 x 1.000
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.130
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.600
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.8 - 17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 37.000
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45R18 P285/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50R18 P255/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 4158
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear 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)
NA 180
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 443 @ 1800-4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.6L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6200 402 @ 5000-5750
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.730
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.860
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.470
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.370
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.820
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 4.380
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 1.920
Trans Type
7 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.420/2.230
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Air Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -

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