ptk 5pts Somehow this article seems quite biased!. I used to own 2008 535i, was in market for luxury sports sedan. Took 550i for spin - it felt like benz, no where it felt like BMW I used to own - in fact my 535i would beat today's 550i hands down in terms of handling. Then I decided to take panamera turbo for a spin. What a car. Agreed it is not apples to apples comparison, but when you are reaching close 100k price range, line blurs off. Porsche handles way better than 550i, has excellent seating for 4. Porsche got that right, didnot go in for 5 seats as sedans tend to be. Engine is amazing, PDK is fantastic - In my opinion if car wants to compete in sports category, dual clutch is must. Handling is far better than any car in the market. Burmester audio is far better than what BMW providers (I believe it is HK). Overall if you are in for luxury, go for benz or those japanese cars, but if you are in for sports and luxury combined, Panamera is what you want.