The 2022 Porsche Panamera is one of the finest automobiles ever made, with a fabulous presentation, the latest technology and out of this world performance. But what happens when it faces off against the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, a six figure electric vehicle that has taken the industry by storm due to its fantastic appearance, superb craftsmanship and state of the art Hyperscreen?
Design & Style
The Mercedes-Benz EQS is said to be the successor to the legendary S Class. It comes with a powertrain that is 100 percent electric and it uses the Mercedes Modular Architecture, which offers the lowest drag coefficient of any vehicle. Buyers also have the option of twenty or twenty one inch wheels.
The Porsche Panamera is sold as a stylish hatchback with an elongated and aerodynamic frame. Its exterior curves are as smooth as a champagne bottle and it can seat up to five passengers in comfort. Its latest features for the year include enhanced voice recognition, the addition of Spotify and Apple CarPlay with Android Auto wireless. Those who upgrade can get powered seats that may be adjusted eighteen different ways which are covered in soft, supple leather.
Technology & Safety
The Porsche Panamera is equipped with state of the art safety gear, such as night vision, satellite mapped data, activated lane control, automated emergency brakes, airbags and adapted cruise control. Perks within its cabin include seats that can be heated or cooled, panoramic sunroof, and an audio system with ten speakers, wireless charging for smartphones and twelve inch touch displays.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS comes with most of the safety tech found in the Porsche, including automated emergency brakes, adapted cruise control, a camera with surround view and steering assistance. It’s one downside however is the back window which is quite small and capable of obstructing rear visibility. Perks within its cabin include an eighteen inch touch display, climate control, panoramic sunroof, seats that can be cooled or heated and an audio system from Burmester.
Those that purchase the Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS will get an engine capable of generating 650 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 3.4 seconds, with a maximum top speed of 155 mph. Those that purchase the Porsche Panamera Turbo S will get an engine which is capable of generating 620 horsepower with the ability to accelerate from zero to sixty in 2.9 seconds, with a maximum top speed of 164 mph.
The Bottom Line
If the Porsche Panamera were to be raced against the Mercedes-Benz EQS, the Panamera would definitely win thanks to its superior acceleration and top speed. And this combined with the Mercedes-Benz EQS inconsistent brake feel and excessively small back window which obstructs one’s view and could cause an accident makes the Porsche Panamera the better car.
Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?
If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2022 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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