Compare 2014 Porsche Panamera vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Porsche Panamera
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 18 28 N/A $78,100
4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
4-Door HB S E-Hybrid 22 30 N/A $99,000
4-Door HB GTS 16 24 N/A $113,400
4-Door HB 4S Executive 17 26 N/A $125,600
4-Door HB Turbo 15 24 N/A $141,300
4-Door HB Turbo Executive 15 24 N/A $161,100
4-Door HB Turbo S 15 24 N/A $180,300
4-Door HB Turbo S Executive 15 24 N/A $200,500
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 63 AMG 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 63 AMG S-Model 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$67,053
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,100
$72,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1302 / month
$1202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Porsche Panamera adds to the desirability of an already heady mix of performance, style, and functionality. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 57.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
115 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 194.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
44.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
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)
13 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/45YR18 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50YR18 P255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4255
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 9.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 443 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 402 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 2.47
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.57 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.86
Trans Order Code
250 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 8.7 (Est)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180

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