Compare 2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class vs 2021 Porsche Panamera

2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class
#1 in Coupes
2021 Porsche Panamera
#2 in Wagons
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AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Convertible 15 24 $172,490 $183,500
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Coupe 17 27 $161,116 $171,400
S-Class AMG S 63 4MATIC+ Sedan 17 26 $142,504 $151,600
S-Class AMG S 65 Sedan 13 22 $221,464 $235,600
S-Class Maybach S 560 4MATIC Sedan 16 25 $162,620 $173,000
S-Class Maybach S 650 Sedan 13 21 $190,397 $202,550
S-Class S 450 4MATIC Sedan 18 28 $91,415 $97,250
S-Class S 450 Sedan 19 28 $88,595 $94,250
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Coupe 17 26 $122,341 $130,150
S-Class S 560 4MATIC Sedan 17 27 $101,003 $107,450
S-Class S 560 Convertible 17 26 $130,284 $138,600
S-Class S 560 Sedan 17 27 $98,183 $104,450
S-Class S 560e Sedan N/A N/A $103,165 $109,750
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4 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Panamera 4 AWD 18 24 N/A $91,800
Panamera 4 Executive AWD 17 23 N/A $98,500
Panamera 4S AWD 18 24 N/A $105,000
Panamera 4S Executive AWD N/A N/A N/A $116,300
Panamera GTS AWD 15 21 N/A $129,300
Panamera RWD 18 24 N/A $87,200
Panamera Turbo S AWD N/A N/A N/A $177,700
Panamera Turbo S Executive AWD 15 21 N/A $188,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$172,490
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$183,500
$91,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3058 / month
$1530 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans. The 2021 Porsche Panamera is one of the finest cars money can buy, as it should be for the prices its maker charges.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
60.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.3 78.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 NA
Length, Overall (in)
198.9 198.8
Height, Overall (in)
56 56
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.7 65
Wheelbase (in)
115.9 116.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.6
Brakes
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)
15.4 13.8
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)
24.3 23.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR20 P265/45YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR20 P295/40YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4817 4301
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 19 X 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
520 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
664 @ 2750 331 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0 L/243 2.9 L/177
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
603 @ 5500 325 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.24
Trans Order Code
421 G1G
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.53
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 5.97
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.08
Trans Type
9 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.68
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 5.22
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz S-Class Porsche Panamera
Body Style
4MATIC+ Cabriolet 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
10.0 8.8

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