The new Porsche Panamera leaked last week and then attacked the Goodwood Hill last weekend but now that it has officially been released, these are all the details about the new machine that you need to know;
- Coupe-like roofline reduces height in rear passenger area by 20mm (30mm longer)
- Shorter front overhangs
- Sharper styling details makes it look more like a 911 (which is a great thing)
- Completely new interior (see pics below) – high-resd isplays plenty touch-sensitive surfaces
- Rear passengers even get a digital screen
- Options include panoramic tilt roof, massage seats, ambient lighting and sound from Burmester
- Loaded with chassis technology
- Adaptive air suspension with new three-chamber technology
- Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM electronic damper control)
- Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) system
- Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and active roll stabilisation
- A new electro-mechanical steering system.
- For the first time, the Panamera will get Porsche’s rear-wheel steering
- Launch versions get either 2.9-litre turbocharged V6 or 4.0-litre V8 engines
- There is also a 4.0-litre V8 diesel with permanent four-wheel drive
- All engines are paired to a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox
- UPDATE: Ring time of 7:38 makes it the fastest luxury sedan
The 2.9-liter V6 biturbo petrol engine of the Panamera 4S produces a maximum power of 434hp (+20hp) and 550Nm +30Nm), enough to push it to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds or 4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package, and on to a top speed of 289km/h. It returns a combined fuel economy of between 8.2 – 8.1 l/100 km representing a fuel saving of up to 1.0 l/100 km or 11 percent over the previous 4S.
Sitting at the top of the range for now is the new Panamera Turbo with a 542hp (+30hp) and 770Nm / (+70Nm) 4.0-liter biturbo V8 petrol. With a power-to-weight ratio of 3.6 kg/hp, the Turbo hits 100km/h in 3.8 sec or 3.6 sec with the Sport Chrono Package, topping out at 306km/h. Porsche says it consumes between 9.4 – 9.3 l/100 km on average, or up to 1.1 l/100 km less than that of the previous model.
A new addition to the lineup is the Panamera 4S Diesel with a 416hp and 850Nm 4.0-liter V8, making it the most powerful production diesel Porsche ever. With a top speed of 285 km/h, it’s also the world’s fastest production vehicle with a diesel. It can reach the 100 km/h speed mark in 4.5 seconds (4.3 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package), while promising combined fuel consumption of 6.8 – 6.7 l/100 km.
Additional powertrains will be added to the range further down the road.
In Europe, the new Panamera can be ordered now with first customer deliveries on November 5. Prices in Germany start at €113,027 including VAT for the Panamera 4S, €116,954 for the Panamera 4S Diesel and €153,011 for the Panamera Turbo.