Porsche Panamera (2016–)
Porsche unveils second generation Panamera
The engines and transmissions have been redesigned, the chassis and suspension optimised, and the driver display and control interfaces reinterpreted for the future.
Visually, the unique design of this Porsche is reflected in a new expressive appearance: unmistakably a Panamera, unmistakably a sports car – with long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, athletic flanks and an extremely ‘fast’ (rearward sloping) roof line that is 20 mm lower at the rear. This typical Porsche outline silhouette, or ‘flyline’, creates a stylistic link to the Porsche 911.
Black panel surfaces and interactive displays combine a clear and intuitive user interface - similar to that of smartphones and tablets - with the practical requirements for controlling the car. The number of traditional hard keys and conventional instrument dials have been reduced significantly.
They have been replaced by touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays which take centre stage in the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit – with great benefits for the driver as well as the front and rear passengers. Despite a significantly extended range of communication, convenience and assistance systems, different functions can now be used and operated more clearly and intuitively.
All of the second generation Panamera engines have been redesigned. Each has been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Three new bi-turbo direct injection engines are being introduced at the market launch: in the Panamera Turbo, the Panamera 4S and the Panamera 4S Diesel.
The integrated 4D Chassis Control system analyses and synchronises all chassis systems in real time and optimises the road performance of the new Panamera. Porsche is also taking knowledge in the areas of steering precision and handling from the 911 Turbo and 918 Spyder, and adapting this for the Gran Turismo, with new rear axle steering feature. Brake performance has also been improved.
Initially, the Panamera Turbo has the most powerful petrol engine of the model series. Its 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 develops 550PS (at 5750rpm) and a maximum torque of 770Nm (between 1960 and 4500rpm). It has 30PS more power than the previous model, and its maximum torque has been increased by 70Nm.
The eight-cylinder engine accelerates the Panamera Turbo to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds; with the Sport Chrono Package the sprint time is just 3.6 seconds. The Porsche can reach a top speed of 190 mph.
The 2.9-litre V6 bi-turbo engine of the Panamera 4S develops a maximum power of 440PS (20PS more than the previous model) which is produced at 5,650rpm., Between 1750 and 5500 rpm, the new six-cylinder delivers 550Nm (30Nm more) to the driven axles.
The Panamera 4S can reach 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds (4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package). Top speed is 180mph.
The new Panamera is launching with a new eight-cylinder diesel engine, for the first time in conjunction with permanent all-wheel drive. The most powerful diesel implemented in a Porsche production car to date develops a power of 422PS (at 3,500 rpm) and an immense maximum torque of 850Nm – which is constant over an engine speed plateau extending from 1,000 to 3,250 rpm.
With a top speed of 177mph, the Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel is currently the world’s fastest production vehicle with a diesel engine. The Gran Turismo achieves the 0-62 mph benchmark in 4.5 seconds (4.3 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package). This contrasts with a combined fuel consumption of 41.5 – 42.1 mpg (178 – 176 g/km CO2).
Panamera 4S - £88,700.00
Panamera 4S Diesel - £91,788.00
Panamera Turbo - £113,075.00