2015 Porsche Panamera vs. Its Competition

2015 Porsche Panamera
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

BMW’s 7-Series is as much a go-to for the luxury full-size sedan class as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is, though it lacks some of the performance of the Panamera.

The S-Class offers its S63 AMG for the performance minded, and with its own all-new version for 2015, some of the most impressive luxury and technology in the industry, too.

Mercedes’ CLS-Class isn’t as new, but it has been refreshed for the new model year, updating its interior to the latest Mercedes design theme and upgrading technology; against the Panamera, it’s perhaps the most natural competition—but its somewhat cramped back seat can’t compete with the Porsche’s spacious cabin.

Maserati’s Quattroporte offers a markedly more aesthetic choice, and its interior is downright opulent, though like the 7-Series, it lacks the sharper end of performance offered by the Panamera.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2015 Porsche Panamera keeps delivering its phenomenal balance of utility, luxury, and performance.
9.2
The 2015 BMW 7-Series is exceptionally quick and technologically advanced, but also very luxurious and wonderfully comfortable.
8.4
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class looks better than ever, offers upgraded tech and safety, and continues to post impressive performance.
9.4
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
8.0
The 2015 Maserati Quattroporte offers a selection of strong twin-turbo engines and a bold look, inside and out, as well as available an available all-weather-capable all-wheel-drive system.
MSRP From    
$78,100$74,000$65,990$94,400$106,900
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
Large CarsLarge CarsCompact CarsLarge CarsLarge Cars
Style Name    
4-Door HB4-Door Sedan 740i RWD4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S Q4
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity    
45455
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
HatchbackSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2015 Porsche Panamera vs. 2015 BMW 7-Series2015 Porsche Panamera vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class2015 Porsche Panamera vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz S Class2015 Porsche Panamera vs. 2015 Maserati Quattroporte