If there are two sport sedans that are going to be seeing a lot of time together in the next 12 months, it will likely be the BMW M5 and Porsche Panamera.
There's a good reason for that as they really are neck and neck in what they do -- coddle drivers when the roads get bumpy and unleash fury whether that's at the track or on your way home from a long day at the office.
However, there is one large problem in this showdown. Price. The Porsche commands a hefty premium over the M5 and that's why we assume Motor Trend decided to pair the GTS up with the M5. If it really wanted to do a head-to-head comparison, it would have selected the Panamera Turbo S, which has similar power figures. But at the end of the day, it just costs too damn much.
So, let's take a look below and see how the all-new BMW M5 and new Porsche Panamera GTS shake out.
WHICH of the two would you want, and WHY?
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Jonny Lieberman pits the 2013 BMW M5 against the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS in an epic super sedan showdown. The battle begins in California's Mojave desert with a classic quarter-mile drag race. Then Jonny takes both V-8 powered sports saloons up to Big Bear, California to find out which one carves up the winding mountain roads the best.