Compare 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2020 Porsche Panamera

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2020 Porsche Panamera
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AMG CLS 53 4MATIC+ Coupe
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10 Years Edition RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 10 Years Edition RWD 19 27 N/A $103,300
Panamera 4 10 Years Edition AWD 19 26 N/A $107,500
Panamera 4 AWD 19 26 N/A $91,800
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 10 Years Edition AWD N/A N/A N/A $116,900
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $103,800
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $108,300
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $107,800
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 19 26 N/A $98,500
Panamera 4 Sport Turismo AWD 19 26 N/A $98,000
Panamera 4S AWD 18 26 N/A $105,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD 18 26 N/A $116,300
Panamera 4S Sport Turismo AWD 18 24 N/A $111,200
Panamera GTS AWD 16 23 N/A $129,300
Panamera GTS Sport Turismo AWD 15 22 N/A $135,500
Panamera RWD 19 27 N/A $87,200
Panamera Turbo AWD 18 25 N/A $153,000
Panamera Turbo Executive AWD 18 25 N/A $163,400
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid AWD N/A N/A N/A $187,700
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $198,100
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $191,700
Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo AWD 18 23 N/A $157,000

Pricing

Invoice Price

$76,328
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$81,200
$103,300

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1353 / month
$1722 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is graceful and serene with impressive performance available. It’s expensive, but the Porsche Panamera proves that old saw about getting what you pay for.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

35.9 -

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 -

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Front Hip Room (in)

58.9 -

Second Leg Room (in)

35 -

Front Head Room (in)

36.9 -

Second Hip Room (in)

58.6 -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.8 -

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

3.7 -

Length, Overall (in)

199.1 198.8

Height, Overall (in)

56 56

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.4 65

Wheelbase (in)

115.7 116.1

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.6 76.3

Track Width, Front (in)

64.8 65.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.9 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 17.6

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 47.3

Brakes

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.6 13.8

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.4 23.7

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.1 39

Tires

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

R02 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P275/35ZR19 P315/30VR21

Rear Tire Order Code

R02 NA

Front Tire Size

P245/40ZR19 P275/35VR21

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4447 4157

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 9 21 X 11.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 21 X 9.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

384 @ 1800 330 @ 1340

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.0 L/183 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

429 @ 6100 330 @ 5400

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 27

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.24 3.24

Trans Order Code

421 G1F

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.64 1.42

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.68

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.84

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.35 5.97

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.82 3.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.25 2.08

Trans Type

9 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 1.05

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 0.53

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.80 5.22

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mercedes-Benz CLS 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

7.8 8.0

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