The BMW 7-Series is the legendary (yet conservative) full-size sport-sedan entry; in some of its forms, it can come quite close to rivaling or beating the Panamera's performance, yet its conservative roofline is going to be cause for some to dismiss it from this group.
The same holds true with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, which is the comfort and technology king in this group, albeit without quite the level of driver connection (although edgy S63 and S65 AMG models are there to hammer at the straight-line performance).
Mercedes’ CLS-Class offers a roofline that's sexier in some respects than that of the Panamera; yet it doesn't drive like a high-performance sports car, in the same way.
Finally, the Aston Martin Rapide S offers a presentation that's a lot like that of the Panamera, but the Aston is actually a much edgier, more compromised sedan; you'll have more head-turning exclusivity with the Rapide, though.
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|2016 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings||2016 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Maserati QuattroporteBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Large Cars||Large Cars||Compact Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars|
|4-Door HB||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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