2020 BMW 7 Series vs 2020 Porsche Panamera Comparison in Norwalk, CA

Life is full of possibilities behind the wheel of a full-size luxury sedan from BMW. Combining the athletic drive of a German-engineered sports car with the exclusivity, luxury, comfort and class of an import executive car, the 2020 BMW 7 Series is the boldest BMW sedan yet. It's packed so full of power and features, we want to show you how it beats the competition! Discover below in this head-to-head comparison why the 2020 BMW 7 Series is a better value for your life in Southern California than the 2020 Porsche Panamera.

BMW 7 Series Sedan Exterior

Exterior Design: 2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Porsche Panamera

Where the 2020 Porsche Panamera features an unusual shape in this segment, the 2020 BMW 7 series exudes the class and refinement that you expect from a full-size sedan. Its much longer than the 2020 Porsche Panamera, lending it more presence and a more premium look. Chrome accents on the rear trunk strip, side rocker panels and the BMW kidney grille up front only add to the upscale presence. You'll even get more standard cargo room in the trunk of the 2020 BMW 7 Series compared to the 2020 Porsche Panamera. That makes the Bimmer sedan a better choice for long road trips and packing all your suitcases on the way to the airport.

BMW 7 Series Leather Upholstery

Interior Features: 2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Porsche Panamera

Once inside, the 2020 Porsche Panamera will nickel-and-dime you for various options that come standard in the 2020 BMW 7 Series. Where the 2020 Porsche Panamera comes with partial-leather seats with eight-way power adjustment up front, the 2020 BMW 7 Series features standard Dakota leather upholstery throughout the cabin and sophisticated 20-way power seats. Finding the most comfortable position for that long highway cruise is so much better in the 2020 BMW 7 Series.

Furthermore, with standard four-zone automatic climate control in the 2020 BMW 7 Series, the front and outboard rear seats get dedicated climate zones for personalized temperature control. In the 2020 Porsche Panamera, dual-zone climate control comes standard. That model also comes standard with an ordinary sound system, featuring 10 speakers and 150 watts of total output. A premium audio system by Harman Kardon with 16 speakers and 464 watts of total output features as standard on the 2020 BMW 7 Series!

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BMW 7 Series Live Cockpit

Performance: 2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Porsche Panamera

Five additional horsepower make the 2020 BMW 7 Series even quicker than the 2020 Porsche Panamera! The entry-level Panamera model generates 330 horsepower for a 0-60 MPH time of 5.4 seconds according to that manufacturer. However, the 2020 BMW 740i does the same in less than five seconds with optional xDrive all-wheel drive! It generates 335 horses from a silky-smooth inline-six engine. With all six cylinders arrayed in a row, and not a V-shape like those of the Porsche Panamera, the 2020 BMW 7 Series provides a more refined exhaust note, a smoother-running engine and superior balance. And since the 2020 BMW 7 Series is longer than the Porsche Panamera, it's even more stable and planted, floating like a cloud over cracks and dips in the pavement, even at freeway speeds.

Beyond that, the luxurious 2020 BMW 7 Series boasts many of the same sporty features as the 2020 Porsche Panamera, such as an adaptive suspension, 8-speed transmission with standard paddle shifters and active air curtains that automatically redirect airflow to the engine for improved cooling or around the vehicle for better aerodynamics and efficiency.

BMW & Series Front End Sensor

Safety: 2020 BMW 7 Series vs. 2020 Porsche Panamera

Unlike the 2020 Porsche Panamera, the 2020 BMW 7 Series comes standard with cutting-edge driver assist features that can help keep you and your vehicle safe by monitoring the road around you. The BMW Active Driving Assistant comes standard and includes Frontal Collision Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Speed Limit Info. The new 7 Series also features standard Icon Adaptive LED Headlights and the Parking Assistant Plus self-parking feature. Similar technologies can be found on the 2020 Porsche Panamera, but only as options which will cost you thousands extra! In fact, a self-parking function isn't available on the Porsche Panamera at all.

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Which Luxury Sedan Is A Better Fit For Your Budget?

You didn't get to where you are in life by spending frivolously. Stepping up to a full-size luxury sedan from BMW means understanding the value of what you pay for, and that's why we're sure you'll agree that the 2020 BMW 7 Series is the better buy than its Porsche competitor. The 2020 BMW 7 Series gives you superior performance and technology in a more stately package -- all for a starting MSRP of just $86,800. The 2020 Porsche Panamera gives you less, but it'll cost you even more with an MSRP of $87,200.

2020 BMW 7 Series2020 Porsche Panamera
$86,800Starting MSRP*$87,200
335Standard Horsepower330
Inline-SixStandard Engine TypeV6
Four-Zone Automatic Climate ControlStandard Climate ControlsDual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
20-Way Power SeatsStandard Front Seats8-Way Power Seats
StandardSelf-Parking ModeNot Available
StandardPremium Surround Sound SystemAvailable Upgrade
StandardLane Departure WarningAvailable Upgrade
Available UpgradeRemote Control ParkingNot Available
Available UpgradeAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.