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Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2015 Porsche Panamera

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2015 Porsche Panamera
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4-Door Sedan CLS 400 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 4MATIC 19 26 $63,696 $68,490
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD 20 30 $61,371 $65,990
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 4MATIC 17 24 $70,401 $75,700
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD 17 26 $68,076 $73,200
CLS-Class 4-Door Sedan CLS 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC 16 22 $99,092 $106,550
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
Panamera 4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
Panamera 4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
Panamera 4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
Panamera 4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
Panamera 4-Door HB S E-Hybrid 23 29 N/A $99,000
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
Panamera 4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$63,696
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,490
$78,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1142 / month
$1302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class looks better than ever, offers upgraded tech and safety, and continues to post impressive performance. The 2015 Porsche Panamera keeps delivering its phenomenal balance of utility, luxury, and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 51.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 115
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 76
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 65.3
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 197.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 39.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR18 P275/45YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR18 P245/50YR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 3902
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 1600 295 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
329 @ 5250 310 @ 6200
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 5.97
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.01
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.59
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.31
Trans Order Code
NA 250
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Porsche Panamera
Body Style
4MATIC Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
0.1 (Est) 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5.0

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