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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|15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
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|4-Door HB||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S Q4|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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