Once alone as a four-door coupe, the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class has been joined by the likes of the Audi A7 and the BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe.
While these other German offerings muster much of the same panache and performance, the new interior for the 2015 CLS-Class is a design and materials tour de force.
The Jaguar XF is a true sedan, but sports its own seductive styling, and offers equally impressive performance in its higher-tier supercharged versions.
Cadillac’s new CTS Vsport matches the mainstream CLS in performance—or exceeds it—but again, doesn’t offer the swoopy coupe-like styling, and a new CTS-V model matching the CLS 63 AMG is still forthcoming.
Porsche’s Panamera may be the only sedan on this list that soundly outperforms the CLS-Class in handling, but it gives it right back in styling, wearing a somewhat awkward form that can’t beat the CLS’s sleek, modern lines.
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|2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2015 Audi A7Browse Used Listings||2015 BMW 6-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2015 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2015 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Subcompact Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars|
|4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium Plus||2-Door Coupe 640i RWD||4-Door Sedan I4 T Premium RWD||4-Door HB|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
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|2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2015 Audi A7||2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2015 BMW 6-Series||2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2015 Jaguar XF||2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs. 2015 Porsche Panamera|