Compare 2014 Porsche Panamera vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2014 Porsche Panamera
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
4-Door HB S e-Hybrid 22 30 N/A $99,000
4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 25 $86,397 $92,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $89,187 $95,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 63 AMG 15 23 $129,735 $139,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$86,397
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,100
$92,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1302 / month
$1548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Porsche Panamera adds to the desirability of an already heady mix of performance, style, and functionality. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class makes an emotional appeal for its claim as the best sedan in the world, and we're feeling it.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 59.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 43
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 59.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
115 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
14.2 13.2
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 40
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45YR18 P255/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50YR18 P255/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4729
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.86
Trans Order Code
250 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 9.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150

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