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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. Its Competition

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Once unique as a four-door coupe, forging new ground in style, the competition has filled in the segment with a bevy of alternatives.

The Audi A7, for example, is perhaps even more delightfully styled, and offers its own high-tech web-connected system, but is similarly expensive and only available with a supercharged V-6 engine.

The Jaguar XF isn't a four-door coupe, but has its own unique style, and in XFR trim, can give the CLS63 AMG a serious run for its money.

The Cadillac CTS-V is even faster than either the Jaguar or the CLS63 AMG, but is somewhat less luxurious--and less expensive.

Porsche's Panamera may seem an unlikely comparison, but its higher price brings far better rear-seat room and incredible performance, though the look won't please everyone's eye.

The Infiniti M56 is the low-price leader of this group, but instead of a high-performance option, Infiniti offers a hybrid version, though the interior and exterior are nearly a match for the Mercedes' opulence and style.

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2013 Audi A72013 Audi A72013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe2013 Cadillac CTS-V2013 Infiniti M56 4-door Sedan RWD Angular Front Exterior View2013 Infiniti M562013 Jaguar XF2013 Jaguar XF2013 Porsche Panamera Platinum Edition2013 Porsche Panamera
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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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The 2013 Audi A7 and S7 are design standouts, refined performers, and more exciting, practical alternatives to sedans.
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If you're looking for Corvette fun wrapped in Cadillac luxury and comfort, with an added dose of practicality, the 2013 CTS-V is your answer.
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Refined, nimble, and a scorcher in R trim, the Jaguar XF's only remaining hurdle to greatness is back-seat space.
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The 2013 Porsche Panamera continues the success of the brand's unusual-looking fastback sport sedan.
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Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas V8Supercharged Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6
EPA Class     
CompactMidsize CarsMid-SizeMidsize CarsMidsizeLarge Car
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige4-Door Sedan56 4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan I4 RWD4-Door HB
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
SedanSedan4 Door Sedan4-Door SedanSedanHatchback
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
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