2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo vs. 2018 Maybach S560

The 2018 Maybach S560 is quite possibly one of the most luxurious automobiles ever manufactured. Designed to compete with the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce, it offers an excellent balance between performance and comfort. But how does it compare to the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo, a car praised for its engine selection, acceleration and handling, and composure?

Design & Style

The Porsche Panamera Turbo has a sleek exterior which is similar to the 718 Boxster and Cayman. Inside, passengers can expect state of the art technology. The dashboard is vertical with various touch switches that are capacitive and easy to reach. It still uses a gear lever, along with an analog tachometer. Outside, the overhangs have been shortened with haunches that are more pronounced than in previous editions. The latest Maybach S560 has been completely redesigned. It has a new fascia, tail lamps and LED lights. The grille has been reshaped, and the front bumper has air intakes which have been outlined in chrome.

Technology & Safety

Cars as expensive as the Maybach S560 or Porsche Panamera are rarely crash tested; they are costly to manufacture and are rarely mass produced. Despite this, the S560 is packed with an array of safety countermeasures, such as cruise control which is adaptive, navigational systems and automatic speed adjustments when making turns. The Maybach also has active steering, assistance when changing lanes, and partial self-driving capabilities. Inside, the comforts offered to passengers are staggering. The seats can be cooled or heated, leg rests are power operated, a mini fridge can be found in the rear, and champagne flutes can be added which are handmade in silver. There is also an entertainment center with support for wireless headphones.

The Porsche Panamera also comes with an array of safety gadgets, including emergency automatic brakes, all-wheel drive, frontal impact warnings, rearview camera, lane control which is active, parking assistance, and like the Maybach, self-driving capability. However, it also has night vision and thermal imaging. Inside, passengers can expect leather upholstery, Apple Carplay, infotainment screens with 12.3 inches, ventilated seats, and multi-zone climate control.


This is where the Porsche Panamera truly shines. The Turbo variant uses a 4 liter, V8 engine that can produce up to 550 horsepower with 567 pounds of torque. It can reach sixty miles per hour in 3.4 seconds and a max speed of 190 miles per hour. The Maybach S560 uses a twin turbo engine, a V8 4 liter engine that can produce up to 463 horsepower. It can reach sixty miles per hour in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 131 mph.

The Bottom Line

Both cars are opulent, pricey, and designed for those eager to display an ostentatious lifestyle. And while both have self-driving capabilities, the Maybach S560 needs a lot of work in this area, so the Porsche Panamera wins.

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