For the new Panamera, Porsche brings together the best in sport and luxury, incorporating famous elements of its other models and making key improvements and changes.
- Engine: 4.0-liter V6 or V8 biturbo
- Horsepower: 550 hp (an increase of 30 hp)
- 0-60: 3.8 seconds (Sport Chrono package: 3.6 seconds)
- Top Speed: 190 mph
- Torque: 626 lb-ft (increase of 52 lb-ft)
The four-door Porsche has been redesigned almost completely with “long dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, athletic flanks” and a roof line like that of the 911, sinking down 20 mm lower in the back. The interior is representative of a bright, technologically inclined future. The cockpit includes a new, intuitive user interface with an interactive display, which is fully configurable. Touch-screens replace hard keys and the new interactive features benefit the back seat passengers just as much as the front.
The new V6 and V8 biturbo engines champion fuel economy and decreased emissions without compromising power. In fact, their power has increased over the previous year’s model. The Panamera will come in three versions: The Panamera Turbo, Panamera 4S and the Panamera 4S Diesel, all of which have permanent all-wheel drive as an option. The newly integrated turbochargers are located in the V of the cylinder banks, making the engine more compact, which brings about a better center of gravity.
New assistance systems include night vision assistance and Porsche InnoDrive. The former uses thermal imaging cameras and specialty lights while the latter is designed for adaptive cruise control. Additional features include online navigation.
The newly designed four-door coupe concept is a little different than a saloon and encompasses all of the power and innovation Porsche is known for. The model can be ordered now and will be available for delivery in early November 2016. Starting prices for the models are:
- Panamera 4S: $125,329
- Panamera 4S Diesel: $129,684
- Panamera Turbo: $169,666
These prices are approximate Euro conversions based on today’s exchange rate