The Porsche Panamera is the marque's first four-door saloon and effortlessly blends practicality, power, efficiency and sporting dynamics into one compelling proposition.
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.
The typical Porsche interior has been reinterpreted for the future in the new Panamera. Black panel surfaces and interactive displays combine a clear and intuitive user interface like that of smartphones and tablets with the practical requirements for controlling the car.
The rear passengers are treated to two individual bucket-style seats, covered in a choice of leather, which mimic those in the front. The seats are divided by the rear portion of the centre console running the length of the car, giving a cohesive feel. And in the front yet more leather and elegant stitching cover the seats, the dashboard and the steering wheel. The driver of the Panamera is cosseted by the rising centre console, which puts controls and dials within instinctive reach.
The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission they are up to 16 per cent more fuel-efficient. The Panamera is available with three different engines and exclusively with all-wheel drive: as the Panamera Turbo with 550 hp, the Panamera 4S with 440 hp and the Panamera 4S Diesel with 422 hp.
For an even larger spread between comfort and sportiness, the Panamera now has such features as a new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system. Many new assistance systems also enhance ride comfort as well as safety.