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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$101,277
N/A
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
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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 -
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64 65.8
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 23.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR19 P265/45YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4420 4079
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
531 @ 1750 331 @ 1340
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.53
Summary
Body Style
4MATIC Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS Porsche Panamera
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
9.8 7.7

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