Tiff Needell and Jason Plato from Fifth Gear put on test the latest Panamera Turbo versus Mercedes CL 63AMG.
According to them, and yes, we agree, these two cars appeal to the same general market segment.
Porsche says that the Panamera is 76 inches in width, making it an especially wide sedan. A Mercedes-Benz S-Class, by comparison, is less than 74 inches wide. The Panamera measures 55.8 inches in height and 195.7 inches in length. With the same 4.8-liter V8 motor mounted up front and two turbochargers, this model makes an exotic 500-hp
On the same time, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG is less powerful than its other AMG-tuned sibling, the CL65, it’s still a ball-buster. Pumping 536 horsepower, there aren’t many vehicles on the road today that can match this masterfully engineered performance machine.
Amazingly, Mercedes-Benz says that fuel consumption has decreased 27 percent, while CO2 emissions are down 30 percent. Look for a top speed of an electronically-limited 155 mph in standard form (186 mph with the upgraded package) and a 0-60 sprint of 4.4 seconds for the standard CL63 and 4.3 seconds for the AMG Performance Package model.
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