Compare 2016 Porsche Panamera vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2016 Porsche Panamera
2016 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 Edition 18 28 N/A $80,000
4-Door HB 4 18 27 N/A $82,800
4-Door HB 4 Edition 18 27 N/A $84,300
4-Door HB S 17 27 N/A $93,200
4-Door HB S E-Hybrid 23 29 N/A $93,200
4-Door HB 4S 17 27 N/A $98,300
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
4-Door HB Exclusive Series 15 24 N/A $263,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 400
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 400 20 30 $62,217 $66,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 400 19 26 $64,542 $69,400
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 17 26 $68,913 $74,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 17 25 $71,238 $76,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC AMG CLS 63 S-Model 16 22 $100,254 $107,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$62,217
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,100
$66,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1302 / month
$1115 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Porsche Panamera looks like a sports car and drives like one, yet it delivers executive-level ride comfort and cabin appointments. The 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class looks great—inside and out. But a new E-Class and more efficient powertrains may outrun the potent "four-door coupe" sooner rather than later.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 35
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 36.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 57.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 104.3
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 Up (ft³)
15.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
44.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
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 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 37
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 9.5
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
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 329 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.97 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 0.73
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180

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