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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
MSRP
$168,600
Invoice
$156,798
Average Price Paid
$160,131
14 listings nationwide

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2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD
MSRP
$89,600
Invoice
N/A
Average Price Paid
$84,679
361 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
Fair Price
$164,375
Good Price
$155,171
Great Price
$149,908
2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD
Fair Price
$86,505
Good Price
$83,218
Great Price
$81,338

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$170,156
2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$104,506
31 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

A perennial industry leader in technology and comfort, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class enters 2018 with a host of new updates. It’s still technically the same design introduced for 2014, but...

2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

Porsche is expanding the Panamera lineup for 2018 with the introduction of a new Sport Turismo variant, the automaker's first sport wagon, and a few additional plug-in hybrid trims. Li...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
10
writes:
Decent acceleration and handling, backseats were nice and comfortable, too expensive for what you get.
Handling Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS in my opinion had much better steering. The Maybach drove like a big limo while the LS drove like a refined luxury car. The most smooth steering Ive ever experienced."
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS doesnt ask for attention therefore you wont be looked at by others as a rich person who feels superior to them. The LS is stealth wealth at its finest."
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"Heated and cooled seats with 10 way. Brake hold function."
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The back seats were equally as comparable, cabin was just as quiet. You get heated and cooled seat controls and optional entertainment package is the same."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"Much larger trunk space and passthrough to car."
Family Car Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS is a better choice for families because of affordability, and higher trunk space."
Value Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The LS costs significantly less than the Maybach. 180,000 less."
Would Buy Ranked 2008 Lexus LS 460 RWD better.
"The 2008 LS is an amazing value for sub 15k. The 2018 Maybach has the same features and costs 200k. The LS will last forever and youll only have to do general maintenance. Plus over time you wont lose money. The Maybach will live in the maintenance bay and lose value significantly."
10
writes:
Very comfortable and luxurious. The most comfortable front seats in its class. Not bad to drive. Well powered ...
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD worse.
"Bigger trunk"
Value Ranked 2018 Lexus LS 500 AWD better.
"Cheaper"
writes:
Great driving comfort luxury car. Highly overpriced. 2018 middle model changes and what is available on webs...
Power Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"bigger engine"
Handling Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Quatro great 4 wheel drive. Instant response and good feel."
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Mercedes older person looking."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"All Mercedes seats were more comfortable. Audi too stiff."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Bigger trunk"
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"More interior room."
Value Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD better.
"Lower price for similar options."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi A8 L 3.0T quattro AWD worse.
"I would not buy the 2018 model, but would buy the 2015 to 2017 models."
2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD
2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23 gal 23.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
463 hp @ 5,250 RPM
330 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque
516 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
331 lb-ft @ 1,340 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
11.2:1
Displacement
4,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.33 in x 3.5 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in --
Back Legroom 34.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16.3 cu ft 17.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,278 lbs
Exterior
Length 215 in 198.8 in
Width 83.9 in 85.2 in
Height 59 in 56 in
Wheelbase 132.5 in 116.1 in

Available Options

2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Maybach S 560 4MATIC AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Anthracite Blue Metallic
  • Black
  • Designo Diamond White
  • Designo Mocha Black Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Magnetite Black Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Palladium Silver Metallic
  • Ruby Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Refrigerator in Rear Center Console
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines
  • Designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Designo Silk Beige/Deep Sea Blue Leather Package
  • Designo Silk Beige/Satin Red Pearl Package
  • Designo Silk Beige/Titanium Grey Pearl Package
  • Executive Rear Seat Package Plus
  • Magic Sky Control
  • Silver Handcrafted Champagne Flutes
  • Splitview
  • Wheels: 19" Polished Forged
  • Wheels: 20" High-Gloss Polished Multispoke
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Forged
  • Wheels: 20" Maybach Polished Forged
2018 Porsche Panamera
4 AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Amethyst Metallic
  • Black
  • Burgundy Red Metallic
  • Carmine Red
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Chalk
  • Custom Color
  • Custom Color Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Mahogany Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Rhodium Silver Metallic
  • Ristretto Brown Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Volcano Grey Metallic
  • White

Option Packages

  • 6-Disc CD/DVD Changer
  • Bose Surround Sound System
  • Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System
  • Cargo Management System
  • Fixed Luggage Compartment Cover in Leather
  • 4-Zone Climate Control
  • Soft-Close Doors
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Ambient Lighting with Lighting Package for Rear Compartment
  • Comfort Access
  • Heated Multifunction Sport Steering Wheel in Paldao
  • Power Sunblind for Rear Compartment and Rear Side Windows
  • Vehicle Key Painted and Key Pouch in Leather
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with PASM
  • Sports Exhaust System with Tailpipes in Black
  • Sports Exhaust System with Tailpipes in Silver
  • Air Outlet Grilles Painted in Exterior Color
  • Door Sill Guards in Carbon
  • Exterior Mirrors Painted in Exterior Color
  • Exterior Mirrors Painted in High-Gloss Black
  • Illuminated Door Sill Guards in Carbon
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Aluminum
  • Illuminated Door-Sill Guards in Paldao
  • LED Headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System
  • LED-Matrix Headlights in Black with PDLS+
  • LED-Matrix Headlights with PDLS+
  • Personalized Door Sill Guards in Brushed Aluminum
  • Personalized Door Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber
  • Sport Tailpipes in Black
  • Sport Tailpipes in Silver
  • SportDesign Side Skirts in Exterior Color
  • Tinted LED Taillights with Adaptive Brake Lights
  • Thermally and Noise Insulated Glass
  • Porsche Rear-Seat Entertainment Tablets
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Interior Package Painted in Contrasting Color
  • Interior Package in Exterior Color
  • Seat Belts in Bordeaux Red
  • Seat Belts in Chalk
  • Sweetgum Interior Package
  • Air Vent Slats Painted
  • Air Vent Slats in Leather
  • Anthracite Birch Interior Package
  • Brushed Aluminum Interior Package
  • Carbon Fiber Interior Package
  • Contrasting Interior Trim Package in Leather
  • Dark Walnut Interior Package
  • Extended Dashboard Trim in Leather
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Anthracite Birch
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Carbon Fiber
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Dark Walnut
  • Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel in Sweetgum
  • Interior Stitching and Leather Trim Package
  • Interior Trim Package in Leather
  • Interior Trim Package with Contrast Stitching
  • Model Logo Embossed on Center Console Armrests
  • Paldao Interior Package
  • Personalized Carbon Floor Mats with Leather Edging
  • Personalized Deep-Pile Floor Mats with Leather Edging
  • Personalized Floor Mats with Leather Edging
  • Porsche Crest Embossed on Center Console Armrests
  • Roof Lining in Alcantara
  • Seat Consoles in Leather
  • Seat Consoles in Leather (Front and Rear)
  • Steering Column Casing and Instrument Cluster
  • Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
  • Premium Package
  • Premium Package Plus
  • SportDesign Package
  • SportDesign Package Painted in High-Gloss Black
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Porsche Active Safe
  • Assistance Package
  • Front and Rear ParkAssist with Surround View
  • Lane-Change Assist (LCA)
  • Lane-Keep Assist with Speed-Limit Indicator
  • Night-Vision Assist
  • Porsche InnoDrive with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Agate Grey, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Bordeaux Red, 2-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Chalk, 2-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Luxor Beige, 2-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Saddle Brown, 2-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Cohiba Brown, Club Leather Seat Trim
  • Contrast Leather Seat Centers
  • Marsala, Leather Seat Trim
  • Marsala/Cream, 2-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Porsche Crest Embossed on Headrests
  • Saddle Brown, Leather Seat Trim
  • Saddle Brown/Luxor Beige, 2-Tone Leather Seat Trim
  • Truffle Brown, Club Leather Seat Trim
  • 14-Way Power Seats
  • 18-Way Adaptive Sport Seats
  • 8-Way Power Rear Seats with Adaptive Sport Seats
  • Rear 8-Way Power Seats with Memory Package
  • Front Massage Seat Function
  • Front Massage Seat Function with Front and Rear Ventilation
  • Front Massage Seat Function with Ventilation
  • Front Seat Ventilation
  • Front and Rear Massage Seat Function with Ventilation
  • Front and Rear Seat Heating
  • Front and Rear Seat Ventilation
  • Rear Axle Steering with Power Steering Plus
  • Wheels: 19" Panamera S
  • Wheels: 20" Panamera Design
  • Wheels: 20" Panamera Turbo
  • Wheels: 21" 911 Turbo Design
  • Wheels: 21" Exclusive Design in Exterior Color
  • Wheels: 21" Exclusive Design in High-Gloss Black
  • Wheels: 21" Exclusive Design in Jet Black Metallic
  • Wheels: 21" Exclusive Design in Platinum Silver
  • Wheels: 21" Exclusive Design in Satin Platinum
  • Wheels: 21" Panamera SportDesign in Exterior Color
  • Wheels: 21" Panamera SportDesign in High-Gloss Black
  • Wheels: 21" Panamera SportDesign in Jet Black Metallic
  • Wheels: 21" Panamera SportDesign in Satin Platinum
  • Wheels: 21" Sport Design

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