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2014 Porsche Panamera vs. Its Competition

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The BMW 7-Series is a go-to choice for the luxury full-size sedan class, and has been for many years.

The latest model is no exception, delivering excellent driving dynamics and refined comfort, though the Panamera outdoes the 7-Series on outright performance, and also offers its unusual style.

The Mercedes-Benz S Class has long been a benchmark for the class, and with an all-new model out for 2014, it remains a solid choice for technology-conscious buyers with conservative tastes, though AMG models up the ante on both performance and curb appeal.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class is a style-smart buy in the large sedan class, with its coupe-like styling putting it on natural competitive ground with the Panamera.

Luxurious and comfortable in standard form, the AMG version of the CLS Class can come off a bit harsh and hard-riding.

Maserati's latest take on the Quattroporte offers its own Italian style and passion, with opulent interior design and brisk, if not quite thrilling performance.

2014 Porsche Panamera Diesel2014 Porsche Panamera2014 BMW 7-Series2014 BMW 7-Series2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class2014 Maserati Quattroporte2014 Maserati Quattroporte
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The 2014 Porsche Panamera adds to the desirability of an already heady mix of performance, style, and functionality.
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The 2014 BMW 7-Series is not just luxurious and comfortable, but exceptionally quick and technologically advanced.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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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.
The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte is staged to impress once more, with a selection of strong twin-turbo engines and a bold new look, inside and out.
MSRP From    
$78,100Browse Used Listings$74,000Browse Used Listings$72,100Browse Used Listings$92,900Browse Used Listings$102,500Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
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Large CarsLarge CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
4-Door HB4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan CLS550 RWD4-Door Sedan S550 RWD4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S Q4
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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