Compare 2016 Porsche Panamera vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz S Class

2016 Porsche Panamera
2016 Mercedes-Benz S 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 S 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 17 26 $88,955 $95,650
4-Door Sedan RWD S 550 Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $88,955 $95,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC S 550 16 26 $91,745 $98,650
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC S 550 16 24 $113,042 $121,550
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC AMG S 63 15 23 $133,223 $143,250
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC AMG S 63 15 23 $151,729 $163,150
4-Door Sedan RWD S 600 14 21 $157,217 $169,050
4-Door Sedan RWD Maybach S 600 13 20 $176,096 $189,350
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG S 65 13 20 $208,925 $224,650
2-Door Coupe RWD AMG S 65 13 20 $217,667 $234,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$88,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$78,100
$95,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1302 / month
$1594 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
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. Coupe, Cabriolet, and Maybach versions—and even a Plug-In Hybrid—make the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class far more diverse and adventurous than it used to be; it's now not just a flagship sedan, but a family of flagships.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 59.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 59.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 43
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5
Length, Overall (in)
197.4 206.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 58.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
115 124.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
44.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.7 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13.2
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 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.3 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50YR18 P245/50HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45YR18 P245/50HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3902 4773
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6200 449 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3750 516 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
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 STDTN
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 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.01 1.92
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Porsche Panamera Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.8 (Est)
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 520
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150

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