Before I got my 2012 AH 7 less than a month ago, I had my choice for a new car narrowed down to the all new 650i coupe, new Cayenne S Hybrid or the Panamera S. Really, really wanted the 650i, but need 4 doors for my kid!! The Cayenne had excellent fit and finish, but the Hybrid version felt very "elastic" and felt and sounded like a Hybrid (not something I want in a Porsche). The Panamera looked, handled, drove, and felt totally amazing...but I (for the first time) made my decision on practicality. The AH 7 lease payment was about $500/less a month, it was $4,000/less due down at signing, the mpg is slightly better and the BMW came with free maintenance. Sometimes I wish I had gotten the Panamera, but I still find the rear end god awful (and I think the 7 Series rear end is gorgeous...better than the front! I still do not love the flat, upright enormous double kidney grilles on the 7 Series; but I love the headlight design).
2013 Rolls Royce Phantom Sedan,
2013 Phantom Aviator Coupe, 2013 G63 AMG