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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS vs Porsche Panamera

In terms of luxury and performance, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche both offer some of the most popular vehicles in the world. They are stylish, comfortable, entertaining, and downright thrilling. The CLS and the Panamera in particular are two of these vehicles that often get overlooked for vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT or the Porsche 911, but they are actually just as capable with more room for passengers or cargo. 

Both the CLS and the Panamera are available in many different trims. In this scenario, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLS 63 S, which is the flagship coupe for the CLS name, is most similar to the Panamara GTS. Under the hood, the CLS 63 S has a 5.5L V8 biturbo engine that makes 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. In the Panamera, you will find another V8 engine, this time with a displacement of 4.8 liters. Although both engines are powerful, the CLS has the Panamera GTS beat by 137 horsepower and more than 200 lb-ft of torque. What does this mean for performance?

2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLS 63 S Coupe VS 2017 Porsche Panamera GTS
$108,900 MSRP $113,400
5.5L V8 Biturbo Engine 4.8L V8
577 HP/590 lb-ft Power 440 HP/384 lb-ft
3.5 Seconds 0-60 4.2 Seconds


Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLS Handcrafted High Performance Engine

One of the things Mercedes-Benz is best known for is producing engines that make more power with less fuel than its competitors. This is certainly the case in this comparison, where the Panamera GTS is missing a form of forced induction. The Mercedes-Benz biturbo engine uses two parallel turbochargers to make the CLS more responsive and downright faster than the Panamera GTS.  

From a dead stop, the Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLS 63 S can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds. This is excellent when compared to the Panamera GTS with a 0-60 of just 4.2, but it is extremely impressive considering the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT R has the same 0-60 time. The Mercedes-Benz AMG® CLS 63 S can keep up with even the fastest Carrera 911 models on the road, and that is why it is one of the best luxury vehicles of 2017. If you have any questions about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS, come to Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead today to take one for a test drive.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS' cabin
2017 Porsche Panamera's cabin
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS driving on a sunny day
2017 Porsche Panamera driving past a city