If you’re trying to decide between the 2016 Porsche Panamera and the 2016 Audi A7 then you’re in an enviable position. These are two of the finest luxury sedans in the world, and they both offer a distinctive style that’s unlike anything else on the road. The hard question is: which one will you choose to drive?
These two German luxury automakers provide unmatched refinement with incredible performance. So how do they compare when you consider the options? The Audi A7 is available with either a 3.0L supercharged V6 gas engine or a 3.0L turbodiesel V6. The former makes 333 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, while the latter makes 240 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque.
The Porsche simply offers more of everything: it’s base engine is a 3.6L V6 that makes 310 hp—admittedly, slightly less than the Audi—but the Porsche engine options list is considerably deeper. It includes an incredible plug-in S E-Hybrid model that makes 416 hp and yields 25 mpg combined. It includes a monstrously powerful Turbo S model with a 4.8L turbocharged V8 that makes 570 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. That’s just the beginning.
The Porsche clearly offers more choices and more performance.
The Porsche and Audi A7 are both loaded with upscale features. Both get navigation standard. Both get power adjustable seats. Both get parking assistance. Both get heated leather seats. Both get a power sunroof. One place that they’re different? The Porsche Panamera gives you more front head and legroom. The Porsche Panamera can also pack up to 44.1 cubic feet total, while Audi lists the capacity of the A7 at 24.5 cubic feet.
Come visit us here at Motor Werks Porsche of Barrington if you want to drive the no-compromises luxury sedan from Porsche. The Panamera is sure to impress. Visit us at 1475 S. Barrington Rd. in Barrington, IL. We’re your leading Chicagoland Porsche dealer and we hope to see you soon!