2018 Porsche Panamera vs. 2018 BMW M760i

The 2018 Porsche Panamera and BMW M760i have a lot in common. Both are produced by esteemed automakers, come with large engines, and are ultra-luxurious. These vehicles tend to be driven by men and women who give orders rather than take them, and those considering buying one will have a difficult time choosing between the two unless they read the insightful analysis below.

Design & Style

The paint matte work on the exterior of the BMW 760i is magnificent, as is its overall shape. While the Panamera ops for curvy lines which are typical of the Porsche brand, the BMW responds with sharper, more angular edges that instantly convey the impression that it is a serious car for serious people. The interior of both vehicles are extremely comfortable and well designed, but the Porsche has an interior cabin which is more modernized, with better screens.

Technology & Safety

The tech and safety features offered by each vehicle are world class. Those that are fortunate enough to own either will have access to perks such as seats which recline and massage, dual screens, gesture controls, and an integrated tablet that can be moved. The BMW M760i is geared towards those that plan to be driven around by a chauffeur, while the Porsche Panamera favors hands-on operation. The Porsche does have better fuel economy, at 21 mpg versus only 16 for the BMW.


While the Porsche Panamera is powered by a 4 liter V8 twin turbo engine with 550 horsepower, the BMW M760i counters with a 6.6 liter V12 twin turbo engine that offers 600 horsepower. This means the BMW has excellent acceleration, as its engine is the same used by Rolls Royce. However, those test driving the Porsche reported that it feels more like a vehicle designed for performance than the BMW. This is likely due to the fact that the Panamera turns corners well and has steering which is far more responsive and alive. While the BMW M760i may have more raw power, what good is it if this doesn’t translate into superior handling and crispness?

The Bottom Line

Despite having a more advanced V12 engine tests show that it takes 3.7 seconds for the BMW M760i to go from zero to sixty, while the Porsche Panamera can do it in 3.6 seconds. This combined with the fact that the Porsche Panamera is about $6,000 cheaper at $151,000 versus $157,000 for the BMW tells us that pound for pound, the Porsche is the better value. The BMW is geared more towards luxury, which hampers its performance.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 Porsche Panamera offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche Panamera test drive appointment.

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