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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2013 Porsche Panamera
     
CLS550 Coupe
  • CLS550 Coupe
  • CLS550 4MATIC Coupe
  • CLS63 AMG
S350 4MATIC Sedan
  • S63 AMG Sedan
  • S600 Sedan
  • S65 AMG Sedan
  • S400 Hybrid Sedan
  • S350 4MATIC Sedan
  • S550 Sedan
  • S550 4MATIC Sedan
4dr HB
  • 4dr HB GTS
  • 4dr HB Turbo
  • 4dr HB Turbo S
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB 4
  • 4dr HB Platinum Edition
  • 4dr HB 4 Platinum Edition
  • 4dr HB S
  • 4dr HB S Hybrid
  • 4dr HB 4S

Prices

MSRP $72,000 $93,000 $75,850
Invoice $66,960 $86,490 $68,085
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 9.1 8.9
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.3 8.9
Performance 8.4 8.6 8.9
Interior 7.8 9.0 8.6
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful twin-turbo V8
  • Nimble handling
  • Attractive, well-built interior
  • Luxurious, roomy interior
  • Quiet ride
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Exceptional performance
  • Spacious interior
  • High-grade cabin materials
Cons
  • Infotainment system gets mixed reviews
  • Limited headroom
  • Confusing cabin electronics
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Only seats four

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas V8 4.6L/285 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 17 City / 25 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.150 124.6 114.9
Length, Overall (in) 194.490 206.5 195.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.060 73.7 76.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.750 58.0 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4158 4784 3880

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional Optional
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional Optional
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 104.300 109.000 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 36.930 37.8 38.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.100 41.9 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.100 59.1 51.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.8 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.140 38.5 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.000 42.3 33.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.500 58.7 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 44.6
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.310 16.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Standard Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Cooled Rear Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision Optional Optional
Rollover Protection System Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V6
Displacement 4.6L/285 3.0L/182 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 402 @ 5000-5750 240 @ 3600 300 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 443 @ 1800-4750 455 @ 2400 295 @ 3750
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.000 40.0 39.3

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 31 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.130 23.8 21.1

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Air Suspension Standard Standard Optional
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Air Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.