Compare 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2012 Porsche Panamera

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2012 Porsche Panamera
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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 $66,309 $71,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 16 25 $68,634 $73,800
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 63 AMG 16 25 $88,257 $94,900
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 27 $67,500 $75,200
4-Door HB 4 18 26 $71,640 $79,800
4-Door HB S 16 24 $81,120 $90,300
4-Door HB S Hybrid 22 30 $85,320 $95,000
4-Door HB 4S 16 24 $85,500 $95,200
4-Door HB Turbo 15 23 $122,850 $136,700
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 23 $155,700 $173,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,309
$67,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$71,300
$75,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1188 / month
$1253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Bucking tradition and the ordinary, the 2012 Porsche Panamera mostly succeeds in being an excellent large fastback sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 51.9
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 98.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 115.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 83.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 44.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.4 14.2 x 1.4
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)
12.6 x 1.0 13.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 39.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 275/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4158 3880
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 9.0
Front 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)
180 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1600-4750 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.6L/285 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750 300 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 5.97
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.01
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 4.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.31
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Porsche Panamera
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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