Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2018 Porsche Panamera

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2018 Porsche Panamera
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AMG CLS 63 S 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS AMG CLS 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
CLS CLS 550 4MATIC Coupe 17 25 $72,215 $77,650
CLS CLS 550 Coupe 18 26 $69,890 $75,150
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4 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4 AWD 21 27 N/A $89,600
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $99,600
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $104,100
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $104,000
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 21 27 N/A $96,300
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD 20 26 N/A $96,200
Panamera 4S AWD 21 28 N/A $103,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD 21 28 N/A $113,900
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo AWD 20 26 N/A $109,200
Panamera RWD 21 28 N/A $85,000
Panamera Turbo AWD 18 25 N/A $150,000
Panamera Turbo Executive AWD 18 25 N/A $160,000
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $184,400
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $194,800
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $188,400
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo AWD 18 23 N/A $154,000

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Invoice Price

$101,277
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$108,900
$89,600

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1815 / month
$1493 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Mercedes CLS hangs on to its lissome curves; it’s V-8 only this year. The 2018 Porsche Panamera is a worthy four-seater for the vaunted Porsche badge.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

104.3 -

Second Hip Room (in)

57.6 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 -

Second Head Room (in)

36.1 -

Passenger Capacity

4 4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 -

Front Leg Room (in)

42.1 -

Front Hip Room (in)

58 -

Second Leg Room (in)

35 -

Front Head Room (in)

36.9 -

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

64 65.8

Length, Overall (in)

195.6 198.8

Height, Overall (in)

56.3 56

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.3 65

Wheelbase (in)

113.1 116.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.1 76.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- NA

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.3 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 46

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 17.4

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.2 13.8

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)

14.2 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21.1 23.7

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 39

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P255/35ZR19 P265/45YR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P285/30ZR19 P295/40YR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4420 4079

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 10 19 X 10.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 9 19 X 9

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

180 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

531 @ 1750 331 @ 1340

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

5.5 L/333 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

550 @ 5500 330 @ 5400

Engine Type

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

18 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 21

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.34 5.97

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.65 3.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.92 2.08

Trans Type

7 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.05

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.42 5.22

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.89 3.24

Trans Order Code

NA G1G

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.37 1.42

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.73 0.68

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.53

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mercedes-Benz CLS Porsche Panamera

Body Style

4MATIC Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8 7.7

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