The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the comfort and technology king in this group.
It doesn't offer the Panamera's level of driver connection (although the edgy S63 and S65 AMG models are fast in a straight line).
Mercedes’ CLS-Class offers a sexy look, yet it, too, doesn't drive like a high-performance sports car.
The BMW 7-Series is the legendary full-size sport-sedan entry.
In some of its forms, it can come close to rivaling the Panamera's performance, yet its conservative roofline will cause for some to dismiss it from this group.
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.
It'll turn more heads, though.
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|18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded V-12||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Large Cars||Large Cars||Compact Cars||Large Cars||Subcompact Cars||Large Cars|
|RWD||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door Sedan S 550 RWD||4-Door Sedan Automatic||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S|
|Rear Wheel Drive||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||Automatic w/OD|
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