Comments - Top 5 German Performance Fastbacks

Published: Dec 26, 2012
Description: There once was a time when coupes were coupes and sedans were sedans. But just like hardtop convertibles have blurred the line between coupe and cabrio, and crossovers between wagon and truck, a new b...
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Description: We start with the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG. The Affalterbach fastback has ditched the old 6.3 for a new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 518 horsepower in stock form or nearly 550 with the optional Pe...
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Josh Myers Aug 21, 2013
my aunt just got one of these... incredible car
Joel Mitchel Kanny Jul 20, 2013
Nice colours, too!
Joel Mitchel Kanny Jul 20, 2013
Nice shape, ugly fascias!
Ameer Balkore Feb 22, 2013
Hey Elton,Mercedes is not the game leader now.
Aiman Haziq Dec 29, 2012
1. CLS63 AMG 2. BMW M6 3. Turbos S 4. Audi S7 5. VW CC R-Line
Victor Pitts Dec 26, 2012
I LOVE driving these cars! Almost as much as I love the C63 AMGs... And those seats that automatically hug you in a corner... Mmmmm....
Jacob Burford Dec 26, 2012
Saw one the other day! Looked amazing!
Patrick Schalk Dec 26, 2012
I think this would look SO much better without those LEDs. Good lookin car though
Aaron Crisp Dec 26, 2012
Uhmm..
Adam Thomson Dec 26, 2012
Aggresive looks!!!
Andrew Hubbard Dec 26, 2012
It's perfect.
Bala Uncc Dec 26, 2012
Previous gen looked great but this one made that one to look obsolete. One of my dream cars
David Justice Dec 26, 2012
Sooo nice
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 26, 2012
Love this car! The precious is gorgeous as well.
Dylan Bruder Dec 26, 2012
To me this is the complete package in the segment
Zaire Wilkins Dec 26, 2012
one of my dreams
Paul Dickey Dec 26, 2012
Favorite car in production right now. I love it.
Zachary Maurer Dec 26, 2012
My favorite, just because its second fastest, only falling short To the Porsche...and the panamera is not exactly good looking.
Elton Meraj Dec 26, 2012
Whatever Mercedes does everyone follows. Mercedes is the game leader..
Rob Clark Dec 27, 2012
Overall I like the new CLS over the old one, but I do prefer the rear end of the last-gen CLS over this one; mostly cause I hate the new squared tailpipe fad...
Timothy Hooker Dec 26, 2012
I heard one start up at the gas station the other day..had to hide my boner..
Derrick McCarthy Dec 26, 2012
Even If u don't like Mercedes, you have to respect that beast right there. I do think I might like the previous style a little better maybe that will change when I see this up close.
Victor Pitts Dec 26, 2012
Love the crackle that comes from those tailpipes... Reminds me of an old German WWII fighter
Steven Luginsland Dec 26, 2012
I think they could have done a better job with the tail lights...
Zaire Wilkins Dec 26, 2012
little ass ass
Jay Kolvenbag Dec 26, 2012
Dat ass..... Someone needed to say that
Description: Next up is Audi, which has tackled the segment with two models: the A5 Sportback and the A7. While the former isn't available in four-door form in the USA, the latter is, and to make the prospect...
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Jason Brown Dec 26, 2012
Launch control after mod and vag, can do between 4.7-4.9 depending on the timing. Drive select to Dynamic, hold break, rev engine to 3k rpm and punch the excellerator and shift. Amazing machine. There is no lag time with this thing, it just goes.
Jason Brown Dec 26, 2012
@Tin, C&D also tested at 3.7 with launch control. Without, 4.7. The A7/S7 is slightly slower only by 0.1 seconds. However it handles better and feels more agile. A6 EU and Asian specs have launch control, not sure about US models. My A6/C7 with
David Justice Dec 26, 2012
Audi FTW. Love their S's and RS's over the other performance divisions.
Tin Nguyen Dec 26, 2012
I don't know who to believe anymore. MT tested the s6 and posted 0-60 in 3.7s (double check me on this) and this article posted 4.7s for the s7 which is basically the same car in different body.-
Jason Brown Dec 26, 2012
You mentioned what I was going to say Adam. This car is amazing. So well balanced and amazing car to drive. If I was still single without a child, would have gone for the A7 instead of the A6.
Spencer Warkentin Dec 26, 2012
The A7 is based on the A6, not the A8
Adam Beiersdorfer Dec 26, 2012
It's a shame not everyone knows how to use Launch Control... In a recent Car and Driver they posted a 0-60 run under 4 sec's... Matching the other cars in the shoot out it won..
Joel Mitchel Kanny Jul 20, 2013
Looks,power & handling! :)
Daniel Alexander Soutar Dec 27, 2012
Looks great, but I'd want the (soon to be released) RS7...
Victor Pitts Dec 26, 2012
Torquey bastards! These cars get up and GO!
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
Damn that is sweet
Jacob Burford Dec 26, 2012
I like the S7, but they need an RS7 for it to be my pick over the CLS63 or M6!
Patrick Schalk Dec 26, 2012
Awesome car. Love these.
Adam Thomson Dec 26, 2012
Thats a awesome look there,
David Justice Dec 26, 2012
Yes please
Brandon Harp Dec 26, 2012
Best looking car in this lineup imo
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 26, 2012
Agreed! Love the S7!
Dylan Bruder Dec 26, 2012
This car looks amazing In person
Darian Dedrick Aug 20, 2013
I love this car so much I had my parents buy 2 and a Bugatti of course Super Sport
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
I had an Audi before and I do agree their interiors are top notch
Jason Brown Dec 26, 2012
I agree Yasser, Audi interiors are very nice and high quality.
Yasser Zahabi Dec 26, 2012
This has the best interior .. Most audis look the same but I love the Centre console.. The back is a bit ugh.. Next to the cls this looks a bit too executive
Adam Beiersdorfer Dec 26, 2012
This car looks soooo good in person... Especially in Red or Black...
Author Norman R. Colson Dec 26, 2012
Lol but the car is nice though
Darryle Moody Dec 26, 2012
From a drivers side view, car looks like a cockroach.
Description: Setting aside its oddly-proportioned X6 slantback crossover and 5 Series Gran Turismo wagon, BMW was the most recent the join the game with the new 6 Series Gran Coupe. Adding a couple of doors to the...
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Max Chui Oct 29, 2013
Doesn't look nice
John Patten Mar 03, 2013
M POWER
Mohammed Suhail Jamil Dec 28, 2012
The best car and definitely the one I'd go for. Simply the most amazing interior designs ever seen on any car. This car is perfection. Can't believe it took BMW so long to design this but hey we'll worth it!! I've already started to save up for one!
Tamer Dajani Dec 28, 2012
This is the best BMW I had ever seen and the best German engineering
Richard Nichols Dec 27, 2012
One of the best Looking BMWs for a long while.
Andy Nongbu Demar Cho Dec 26, 2012
Beauty
Steven Luginsland Dec 26, 2012
Wow...
Derrick McCarthy Dec 26, 2012
M6 4door/coupe is my new favorite BMW they hit that bi+€h on the head with this!
Victor Pitts Dec 26, 2012
Can't wait to drive one of these!! *clasps hands together menacingly*
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
Yup I would take this one
Jacob Burford Dec 26, 2012
Beauty! Great lines and curves!
Pablo Herasme Dec 26, 2012
Best
Mati Araujo Dec 26, 2012
Such a nice front end
Carlton Salmon Dec 26, 2012
Agree with Tin.
Facundo Planas Martinelli Dec 26, 2012
Dont know what is happening with BMW. Defenitelly its an amazing car, but Im not to sure on the looks...
Dylan Bruder Dec 26, 2012
His was the least exciting to see of the bunch so far IMO
Tin Nguyen Dec 26, 2012
I would take this over the rest.
Marcus Yoong Dec 26, 2012
Beautiful... My favorite among the cars in this article
Darryle Moody Dec 26, 2012
I saw this Matte Bronze color on a 2013 BMW F06 650i Gran Coupe last week, it has the Opal White Nappa with chocolate piping. It is amazing.
Jared Oteri Dec 26, 2012
Why is there a picture of a 640 gc lol
Mohammed Suhail Jamil Dec 28, 2012
A small lip spoiler would finish this off nicely! Amazing car...
Rob Clark Dec 27, 2012
The new 6-series looks better as a four door than a coupe IMO. Gotta love the quad tailpipes; to bad the sound coming out of them is less than impressive :(
Daniel Alexander Soutar Dec 27, 2012
Not a massive fan of the back, I must say. I'd have the CLS63, but this ain't half bad, not bad at all...
Serge Pankratov Dec 26, 2012
Id take them inthis order: 1. M6 2. Panamera 3. CLS 4. S7 5. VW
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
What presence
Philipp Kentner Dec 26, 2012
Agreed Mati
Mati Araujo Dec 26, 2012
Best one here IMO
Yasser Zahabi Dec 26, 2012
I need a napkin ...
Description: Porsche's Panamera may not have the sexy roofline of the Mercedes, the Audi or the BMW, but it is certainly deserving of the four-door coupe designation. Styling aside, the Panamera is rated as o...
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Zaire Wilkins Dec 27, 2012
lol only if its a family of four otherwise you would get the cayenne
Derrick McCarthy Dec 26, 2012
I think when you look straight on from the back of a panamera turbo it's as good looking as any of em, the Audi is my least favorite from here tho.
Alex Bouckley Dec 26, 2012
I can agree that the Panamera is a good car for road trips. I've been in the back seat of one for 4 hours once, and it was comfy.
William Downs Dec 26, 2012
U can't drive your family around in a 911... thats the point of the panamera, Porsche expierence u can share with the family
Tin Nguyen Dec 26, 2012
I also love the panemera but the price just doesn't make economic sense to me. With all the options it could reach well over $200k. With that I can get the gran coupe m and a 911 carrera.
Zaire Wilkins Dec 26, 2012
is ok
Zaire Wilkins Dec 26, 2012
the V6 panamera is retarted 73k for 300hp same for the 4s but the turbo
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 26, 2012
I don't know why nobody likes the Panamera! I think it's beautiful, that's why I bought it.
Dylan Gomes Dec 26, 2012
i disagree, i love the styling of the panamera over all of these fastbacks
Max Chui Oct 29, 2013
Porsche Cayman is better
Adenis KalashNikov Ruci Jan 04, 2013
@julio. Wow I know it's you opinion but I gotta disagree and say this car is very ugly no matter where the photos being taken and it has to be the least favourable car in this article.
Julio Vijil Dec 30, 2012
Somehow CarBuzz found the one angle where this car looks good. On the profile it looks like a 911 that ate too many doughnuts
Daniel Alexander Soutar Dec 27, 2012
Ugliness is now defined in the Oxford Dictionary with a picture of this car. I absolutely loathe it, although the interior's pretty sweet, if in possession of too many buttons...
Victor Pitts Dec 26, 2012
Fudging HEAVY! Still love 'em!!
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
The problem with this car is that it looks really ugly at some angles to me. Especially the side
Ben August Dec 26, 2012
Love the styling! Ya'll are crazy.
Jacob Burford Dec 26, 2012
I like this cars performance, but I'm still not sold on the looks and the price tag of any Panamera with options is ridiculous!
David Justice Dec 26, 2012
Turbo S is a beast and it's a four seater with a huge trunk!
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 26, 2012
Yes, it is!
Ben August Dec 26, 2012
I really feel this is the only true "fast-back" of the lot.
Miko Reginella Dec 26, 2012
AHHHHH!! (Screams in terror) haha
Kleymenov Pavel Dec 26, 2012
Panamera is way better than a Boxter.
David Justice Dec 26, 2012
Agreed.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 26, 2012
The Turbo S is crazy fast! My Turbo can't keep up with it.
Darryle Moody Dec 26, 2012
The Turbo S is an absolute performance monster.
Description: If all these high-performance four-door coupes blow your budget right out of the water, consider the Volkswagen CC. Where the Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Porsche count their sticker prices in six figures,...
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Shaun Conroy Dec 27, 2012
They need to bring back the W8 Passat, or at least make a W8 CC.
Ben August Dec 27, 2012
Had a CC as a rental for about a month. Nice car, but effing big. Not my cup of tea. I really don't understand the desire to have such a lengthy car. And for its size, they feel very underpowered, and a bit too loose.
Kabab Mashwi Nov 20, 2013
Before I voted, I knew sls amg will win, however my all time favourite stays the m6
Kabab Mashwi Nov 20, 2013
I think they found no other German fastback so they brought this shit
Tamer Dajani Dec 28, 2012
Really, you put a volswagen in this contest --
Chris Gaines Dec 27, 2012
yea seriously, buy up all the completion and mooch off their profits (although vw has proved itself as a great business). it's amazing how none of the vw branded cars appeal to me at all, yet they're responsible for Audi/etc
Timothy Hooker Dec 26, 2012
they are the parent company of all the cars we love...must be doing something right
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
Very nice design
William Downs Dec 26, 2012
I swear sometimes u just put stuff out your ass Matt.... the cc is far from unreliable... its one of the most reliable in its class actually. Just like u knew one guy that killed a corvette so u claim them unreliable
Wissam Nasr Dec 26, 2012
My CC with 3.6 V6 300HP sure is fast. It's not as fast as the other cars, but fast enough in real world driving. The DSG transmission makes it lots of fun. Owned it for over 2 years and never had a problem yet.
Domenic Sergi-Holt Dec 26, 2012
I say they're one of the most reliable VW's. We don't see many with problems come through the shop.
Matt Piccolo Dec 26, 2012
I agree! Too bad they're terribly unreliable!
Carlton Salmon Dec 26, 2012
This is a great looking car when you see one out on the road.
Miko Reginella Jan 24, 2013
Why is this even compared to an M6 ...
William Downs Dec 26, 2012
Janak this is the first gen, they recently did a refresh
Janak Solanki Dec 26, 2012
Needs a refresh in the back
Wissam Nasr Dec 26, 2012
Love it