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DSCOTY 2010: Performance Sedans
What is DS's favorite new performance sedan of the 2010 model year?
Aston Martin Rapide [ 6 ] ** [19.35%]
Jaguar XFR [ 11 ] ** [35.48%]
Mercedes E63 AMG [ 4 ] ** [12.90%]
Porsche Panamera [ 10 ] ** [32.26%]
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post Feb 17 2010, 01:51 PM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year 2010 competition, please see this thread.

Aston Martin Rapide
Base MSRP:
$199,950
Available Engines: 6.0 liter V12 with 470 HP and 443 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 10 City/18 Highway
Curb Weight: 4299 lbs.







Jaguar XFR
Base MSRP:
$80,800
Available Engines: 5.0 liter supercharged V8 with 510 HP with 461 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 15 City/21 Highway
Curb Weight: 4306 lbs.







Mercedes E63 AMG
Base MSRP:
$85,750
Available Engines: 6.3 liter V8 with 518 HP and 465 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 7-speed automatic
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 13 City/20 Highway
Curb Weight: 4084 lbs.







Porsche Panamera
Base MSRP:
$89,900
Available Engines: 4.8 liter V8 with 400 HP and 369 ft.-lbs of torque, 4.8 liter turbcharged V8 with 500 HP and 516 ft.-lbs of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed automatic (PDK)
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive, all wheel drive
EPA Fuel Economy: 16 City/24 Highway (S and 4S with PDK), 15/23 (Turbo)
Curb Weight: 3968-4343 lbs.





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post Feb 17 2010, 02:52 PM
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You know you're in expensive company when an AMG Mercedes looks like a bargain.
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post Feb 17 2010, 04:30 PM
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XFR hands down.
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post Feb 17 2010, 04:55 PM
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Panamera, there's something about the interior that I can't put aside. Not to mention, most of the articles I have read say it doesn't handle like something of it's size, and is pretty fucking quick.
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post Feb 17 2010, 05:10 PM
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Mercedes or Jaguar, Mercedes or Jaguar?!?!?
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post Feb 17 2010, 06:05 PM
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Panamera. The Rapide is really just a stupid, stupid thing to me, and while I liked the XF when it came out, I've grown bored of it very quickly...the Mercedes is nice, one of the best Mercedes in ages, but the Porsche is like a lear jet on wheels, and that has to win.
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post Feb 18 2010, 12:19 AM
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I voted for the Aston. Just look at it. Inside Line and a few others said it's well worth the entry price too if you factor in the exclusivity of the car.
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post Feb 18 2010, 02:00 AM
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Panamera.

Aston is too expensive, and who wants a four door Aston when the two doors are so nice?

I loved the E55 AMG, this E class can suck it.

The Jaguar is nice, but in a class like this I want AWD.
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post Feb 18 2010, 10:47 AM
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Like others I'm between the Jag and the Merc....I'm going to sit on this..
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post Feb 18 2010, 01:50 PM
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Rapide: The most boring car of the lot. Proof that AM couldnt design a new car if their life depended on it.
Merc: I have no idea how good or bad it is. I dont like the new Merc front end though.
Panamera: Amazing performance but just looks weird in person.
XFR: Very pretty and a nice little soundtrack to accompany the looks.

Since there is not CTS-V in this group i will vote for the XFR.
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post Feb 18 2010, 07:56 PM
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The Panamera gets my vote, no question. Love the looks inside and out and by all accounts it's a fantastic drive. I'm quite fond of the Rapid too, it's just not really anything new and soooo expensive.
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post Feb 19 2010, 12:33 PM
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The Panamera is bleh.gif
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post Feb 19 2010, 12:42 PM
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XFR, it just ticks all the boxes.

I see a Panamera Turbo everyday at University, its growing on me, atleast in black.

I love AMG in general, but the interior of the E is a big let down, and the outside is boring. I like the S and C, but this...nah

(To be honest I'd still take the now 5 year old M5 over all of these, even with its faults, but thats because I'm a douche and fanboy...)
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post Feb 19 2010, 01:05 PM
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If I had the money, it would be the Rapide. In reality, it would be the jag.
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post Feb 20 2010, 03:41 PM
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Saw the E63 today on the freeway, going with that, wow that car was sick..
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post Feb 20 2010, 05:04 PM
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^Owner of an auto sound shop let me ride in his E63 AMG. It's nice, but i feel bored with it after a while.
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