Last year, the Porsche Panamera moved up to the top spot in retained value among high-end luxury cars and it's likely that this year's redesign will further burnish its reputation in the category. The redesigned Panamera has a sleeker roofline, a new V6 engine and a plug-in hybrid variant, and will offer a long-wheelbase option in 2018 models ranging from the all-wheel-drive V6 up through the mighty V8 Turbo.
In addition to providing a sexier profile, the Panamera also benefits in its entry-level trim by upping the output through a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that at 330 horsepower makes 20 more horses than the engine it replaces. The Panamera is available in both rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations as well as the aforementioned hybrid and V8 models that include both normally aspirated and turbocharged powerplants making up to 550 horsepower.
All Panameras are also equipped with Porsche's proprietary 7-speed dual clutch transmissions.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera has the benefit of offering the practicality of a sedan in a coupe-inspired package that thanks to its redesign, shares more of a family look from the rear with the 911. And while there is plenty of room for rear-seat passengers, from the driver's seat, the Panamera delivers dynamics that are unmistakably Porsche.
Trading on the brand's solid reputation for high resale value, the Lexus LS flagship returns for a final hurrah ahead of an all-new version slated to debut in 2018. Even though it is a lame duck, it still has a contemporary look, high quality and advanced technology that wears well over time.
- at 36 months: 44.5%
- at 60 months: 28.5%
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class pioneered the current 4-door coupe genre and it continues to pull off its exterior styling with élan. In addition to its sexy shape, the CLS offers a state-of-the art drivetrain that includes a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
- at 36 months: 43.0%
- at 60 months: 26.0%