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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Porsche Panamera

The luxury segment is highly competitive and narrowing it down to the coupe body style takes the competition to another level. The CLS Coupe has been a flagship model since its initial debut, raising the bar for others in its segment--even for top brands like Porsche. The following 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Porsche Panamera comparison may just surprise you. 

With such a large price difference between the CLS 550 and the Panamera, one would assume that the Panamera has more to offer of what luxury coupe drivers really want--performance. This, however, is not the case. The 2018 CLS 550 Coupe offers the best of both worlds, as it is both more affordable and powerful than the Panamera. Thanks to its larger powertrain, the CLS 550 delivers a more exhilarating drive, achieving 72 more horsepower than the Panamera. The CLS 550 also reaches 60 mph .5 seconds faster than the Panamera. Get the most out of your money spent with the CLS. 

2018 CLS 550 Coupe vs 2018 Porsche Panamera

2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 Coupe


2018 Porsche Panamera

Starting MSRP $85,000
4.7L V8 biturbo Engine 3.0L turbocharged V6
9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic Transmission 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung automatic
402 horsepower Horsepower 330 horsepower
4.9 seconds 0-60 MPH Time 5.4 seconds
18 city / 26 highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 21 city / 28 highway

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, and registration. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

2018 CLS 550 Coupe Interior Features

Although performance is the main focus of the 2018 CLS Coupe, luxury comes in a close second. The CLS 550 is outfitted with the latest technologies, comfort systems, and safety features to enhance life behind the wheel each time you get behind the wheel. Drivers can make their CLS stand out from others with several available package options including the Night Package, which adds the Wheel Package, gloss black exterior accents, and 18" AMG 5-spoke wheels with black accents.

Additional 2018 CLS 550 Coupe standard interior features are listed below.

  • COMAND® Navigation
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Rearview Camera
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 14-way power front seats with memory
  • LOGIC7® digital sound system
  • NECK-PRO® front head restraints
  • BLUETOOTH® audio streaming