Road Tests Real world tests of Panamera Turbo S vs S 63 AMG Coupé

0-60mph

Top speed

S63 AMG
155 mph

1/4 mile

S63 AMG
13.74 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Reasons to consider the
Porsche Panamera Turbo S

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
A lot faster in the quarter mile 11.5 s vs 13.74 s More than 15% faster at the drag strip
A lot faster to 60mph 3.3 s vs 5.1 s More than 35% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 190 mph vs 155 mph 35 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 4,389 lb vs 4,806 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupé

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Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

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More torque 663 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM vs 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM Around 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 5,461 cc vs 4,800 cc Around 15% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Panamera Turbo S  vs
S 63 AMG Coupé 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Price 218,869 139,500
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2014

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.1 lb/hp 8.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 542 HP @ 6,000 RPM 577 HP @ 5,500 RPM
Maximum torque 555 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 663 ft-lb @ 3,750 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system rack&pinionPAS Unknown

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 15.35 in Disc 15.39 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc 14.41 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels Unknown/? 20 255/40 20
Rear wheels Unknown/? 20 483/? 241

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,389 lb 4,806 lb
Width 76 in 74.8 in
Height 55.8 in 58.8 in
Length 195.7 in 206.5 in
Front track width 65.2 in 63.9 in
Wheelbase 115 in 124.6 in

road tests

Panamera Turbo S  vs
S 63 AMG Coupé 
Top speed 190 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 11.5 s 13.74 s
0-60mph 3.3 s 5.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain AWD 4x4
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 5,461 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10:1
Bore/stroke 3.8 in / 3.3 in 3.86 in / 3.56 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Porsche Panamera Turbo S
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