If your goal is to cruise Alameda’s highways in absolute luxury, there are a number of choices before you. Browsing your options, you may have stumbled across the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, or Audi A7—all of which have earned their place in the luxury performance segment. But, when it comes to speed, power, and comfort—all rolled into one—few can compete with the new Porsche Panamera. To show you what we mean, we’ve put together the chart below!
|Model||2018 Porsche Panamera RWD||2018 BMW 740i||2018 Audi A7 3.0T Premium Plus quattro||2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450|
|Engine||3.0L turbocharged V6||3.0L turbocharged V6||3.0L supercharged V6||3.0L turbocharged V6|
|Horsepower||330 hp||320 hp||340 hp||362 hp|
|Torque||331 lb-ft||330 lb-ft||325 lb-ft||369 lb-ft|
|Top Speed||164 mph||130 mph||130 mph||155 mph|
|Wheelbase||116.1 inches||126.4 inches||114.7 inches||124.6 inches|
|Height||56 inches||58.2 inches||55.9 inches||58.9 inches|
|Width||76.3 inches||74.8 inches||75.2 inches||74.8 inches|
|Compass||Standard||Feature Not Offered||Standard||Standard|
|Wheels||19-inch Panamera||18-inch v-spoke design||19-inch 5-spoke v-design||18-inch twin 5-spoke|
|Brake System||Power 350-mm front/power 330-mm rear||Power 373-mm front/power 368-mm rear||Power 356-mm front/power 330-mm rear||Power 335-mm front/power 300-mm rear|
|Two-Way Adaptive Rear Spoiler||Standard||Feature Not Offered||Feature Not Offered||Feature Not Offered|
|WiFi Hotspot||Standard||Standard||Feature Not Offered||Optional|
At the base level, the Audi A7 and BMW 7-Series fail to overcome the Panamera Sedan’s power and torque. And even the legendarily equipped Mercedes-Benz S-Class doesn’t include some of the Panamera offerings, such as built-in WiFi and parking sensors. Meanwhile, none can match the Panamera Sedan’s furious top tack speed of 164 mph. Bottom line: this is the vehicle you want if you’re shopping for a speedy sedan with A-grade sports equipment and tech.
Schedule a test drive at Porsche Fremont to get properly acquainted with the new Porsche Panamera! We’re conveniently located at 5740 Cushing Parkway in Fremont, CA—a short distance from Alameda and San Jose. We can’t wait to introduce you to the specular Panamera lineup!
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