The second generation of the Panamera is advancing to become a performance icon of the luxury class. In this transformation, Porsche has systematically improved the Panamera concept – with a four-door car that has been redeveloped and redesigned down to the last detail. Its engines and transmissions have been redesigned, its chassis perfected, and its display and control concept reinterpreted for the future.
The new Panamera also extends the borders between the world of ambitious sports cars and the world of comfortable cruising cars with highlights such as rear axle steering, active roll compensation and three-chamber air suspension.
the unique concept of this large Porsche is reflected in a new
expressive design: unmistakably a Panamera, unmistakably a sports car –
with long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, athletic flanks
and an extremely fast roof line that is 20 mm lower at the rear. This
typical Porsche flyline creates a stylistic link to Porsche’s design
icon, the 911.
A Porsche has always impressed with more than just power; its efficiency is equally important. To elevate this formula to a new level, all of the second generation Panamera’s engines have been redesigned. They have all been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Three new biturbo direct injection engines are being introduced at the market launch: in the Panamera Turbo, the Panamera 4S and the Panamera 4S Diesel. All of them – and for the first time including the diesel – may be equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission.
Porsche Leipzig is looking forward to a new growth spurt. This autumn, the site will employ more than 4,000 people for the first time.
Porsche uses complex twin-scroll turbochargers to supply compressed air to the V8’s combustion chambers. The two counter-rotating chargers produce maximum torque figures at very low engine speeds. The Panamera Turbo is also the first Porsche to be equipped with the new adaptive cylinder control in its engine. In part-load operation, the system temporarily and imperceptibly turns the eight-cylinder into a four-cylinder engine. This reduces fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, depending on power demand in the four-cylinder phases.
Initially, the Panamera Turbo has the most powerful petrol engine of the model series. Its 4.0-litre biturbo V8 develops 550 hp and a maximum torque of 770 Nm. It has 30hp more power than the previous model, and its maximum torque has been increased by 70 Nm. The eight-cylinder engine accelerates the Panamera Turbo to 62 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds; with the Sport Chrono Package the sprint time is just 3.6 seconds.
The Panamera Turbo can reach a top speed of 190 miles per hour.
The new Porsche Panamera
reconciles two contrasting characteristics more than ever before: the
performance of a genuine sports car and the comfort of a luxury saloon.
It is a Gran Turismo that has been rethought and realigned.
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