Battle of the Grand Coupes: Tesla vs Audi vs BMW vs Mercedes vs Porsche vs Jaguar vs Maserati

With the recent performance upgrades for the Model S 75, Tesla now takes a comfortable lead in price and performance in the Grand Coupe segment.  Here’s how the base trims compare:

Tesla Model S 75 Audi A7 BMW 640i GC Mercedes CLS400 Coupe Porsche Panamera Jaguar XJ R-Sport Maserati Ghibli
0-60 MPH 4.3s 5.2s 5.4s 5.3s 5.2s 5.7s 5.5s
Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined) 97/100/98 MPGe 21/29/24 MPG 20/29/23 MPG 20/29/24 MPG 21/28/24 MPG 18/27/21 MPG 17/24/19 MPG
Price $69,500 $68,800 $81,400 $67,500 $85,000 $74,400 $73,500

Standard Features Include:

  • Satellite Navigation
  • Active Driver Safety
  • Rear View Camera
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Heated Front Seats
  • Sunroof or Moonroof

Note: The Mercedes does not include Navigation which is part of a $7000 option package.

To be fair, we should add the following options to the Tesla Model S for feature parity:

  • Color (other than black) – $1000
  • Leather – $3300
  • Premium Sound – $2500

Total = $6,800

However, these extras are more than offset by various incentives (California shown as an example; other states may have more or less):

  • Federal Tax Credit – $7500
  • California Clean Vehicle Rebate – $2500 (subject to income limits)
  • Utility Rebate – $500
  • Tesla Referral Discount – $1000

Total = $11,500

In conclusion, the Tesla Model S 75 offers the best performance, highest efficiency, and most advanced technology of any base trim Grand Coupe. Even when factoring in paid options (Color, Leather, and Premium Sound) for feature parity, the Tesla is still the most affordable car in the segment.