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CLS Class vs BMW 6/Audi A7/Porsche Panamera

Mercedes-Benz is known to have had better days, but there’s one model in their range that is currently unprecedented and unmatched by any competitor. The very inventor of the four-door-coupe, the CLS-Class is an amazing mix of elegance, comfort, dynamics and practicality. While already a big hit, it has sure drawn the competition’s attention. Porsche are preparing their Panamera, Audi are working on the A7 and recently BMW have announced that the future 6 Series coupe will also offer a four-door model. A mixture of the Bavarian famous sedans and coupes the new “coudan” (if it will be to invent a name for this new breed) is expected for launch in 2011.

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The panamera is expected in 2009, it looks uber slick. Looks tiny to be a coupe tho, I read you can get it biturbo which apparently puts it at 560bhp... Wow? Haha, can't wait to see it on the streets.

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The panamera is expected in 2009, it looks uber slick. Looks tiny to be a coupe tho, I read you can get it biturbo which apparently puts it at 560bhp... Wow? Haha, can't wait to see it on the streets.
I thought the Panamera looked nice until I saw the latest spy shots.. Now I'm not so sure any more.. Will be fun to see the final product but I think the whole shape of the car seems a bit off. Especially the back seems like a BIG Cayman to me




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The Panamera might be the car with the absolute longest development period in history. I first read of a Porsche 4-door supersedan back in 1992 (!) .

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Those pictures look rather like unsuccessful attempts to copy the latest Citroen.
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Wasn't the Audi A7 supposed to be the production version of their "Pike's Peak" crossover? Or is this the new "idea"?
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Wow, A7 huh? It's either that or a 4MATIC CLS, which we know Mercedes doesn't have. But is there a possibility of them (MB) making one? Doesn't seem to be a stretch because of the similar E500/550 platform.

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