The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class helped define the segment it dominates.
The BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is the logical competitor and is a very good car—especially in M6 form.
We're just not sold on BMW's iDrive in there.
The Porsche Panamera is all new this year and is exciting.
We expect that the Porsche will be king of the hill for a while.
The Jaguar XF was new last year, although we think that it's a stiffer ride and worse packaging now.
The Audi A7 is a worthy competitor and is one of our highest rated cars for its supreme performance and good looks.
The CTS is interesting—especially in CTS-V form—because of its no-holds-barred approach to the segment.
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