The engine generates a power output of 310 hp at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 295 lb.-ft. at 3750 rpm. The result is a top track speed of 160 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds in the new Panamera and a 159 mph top track speed and 5.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph in the new Panamera 4.
Direct fuel injection (DFI)
With millisecond precision, DFI injects fuel at up to 1,740 psi directly into the combustion chamber by means of electromagnetically actuated injection valves.
VarioCam Plus System
VarioCam Plus is a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake and exhaust camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves.
The exhaust system of the Panamera models is made from long-life stainless steel. The primary and main catalytic converters heat up rapidly and help to deliver effective emissions control. At high revs and under maximum engine load, the exhaust system of the Panamera Turbo opens flaps for increased throughput and an even more thunderous sound. Available as an option for the Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo is a sports exhaust system featuring unique design tailpipe trims.
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Offering both a manual gearshift and an automatic mode, 7-speed PDK promises to deliver sports performance with efficiency and comfort as well as rapid gear changes with no discernible interruption in the flow of power.
Auto start/stop function
The auto start/stop function switches off the engine as you approach a stopping situation. This fuel-saving system restarts the engine the moment you release the brakes.
The coasting function available with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) enables you to save even more fuel where the situation allows.
SPORT button and Sport Chrono
The SPORT button, which is fitted as standard, enables you to select a setup that favours either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the electronic engine management system switches the engine mapping to offer a sharper response and engine dynamics that are more direct.
The Sport Chrono Package helps to provide an even sportier setup. Included in the package are a digital and analogue stopwatch, the SPORT PLUS button, the longitudinal and lateral acceleration display and a performance display for displaying lap times in the PCM.
Steering and Power steering Plus
The steering system with its variable steering ratio is precise and direct. Around the straight ahead position, such as when on the motorway, the ratio is less direct with no loss of agility or feedback from the road. When the steering wheel is turned further, the steering ratio becomes more direct, allowing easier cornering and parking. For even greater driving comfort, speed-sensitive Power steering Plus is available as an option.
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
PASM is an electronic damping control system and it actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on road conditions and driving style. This reduces body movement and therefore increases comfort in all four seats.
Adaptive air suspension
Adaptive air suspension enhances both driving dynamics and comfort at the same time. It comprises a levelling system, a manual lift function, ride-height adjustment capability and the ability to vary the spring rate.
PDCC including PTV Plus
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is an active anti-roll system that anticipates and reduces lateral body movement during cornering manoeuvres.
Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
PSM maintains stability even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor the direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration of the car.
Lightweight construction and recycling
Intelligent lightweight construction has been integral to the Porsche identity since the very beginning. For both economical and ecological reasons. This forms the basis for low fuel consumption values in conjunction with outstanding performance.
It is economical thanks to the high proportion of aluminium, plastics and super-high-strength sheet steel used. This is substantially more stable and lighter than conventional steel. All lightweight materials are easily recyclable and each material is labelled to facilitate its separation for recycling. The reduction in the number of plastic variants helps to ensure more efficient recycling. Recycled plastics are used where they meet our exacting technical requirements. As a result, the Panamera models are around 95% recoverable.
Electromobility is the topic of the day. After all, we are all searching for answers to one of the greatest challenges of our time: how to conserve resources. How can we reduce energy requirements and CO2 emissions? Our answer is e-mobility. In other words, sustainable mobility. Our solution is the Panamera S E-Hybrid. Here, we substitute oil for regenerative electricity and combine high performance with excellent everyday practicality.
With the Panamera models, the proportions and use of form are typical of any Porsche. The wings are higher than the bonnet and they add muscle at the rear.
Visible examples include the enlarged air intakes in the front end. These help to provide optimum cooling of the engine and brakes.
The roof line tapers down to the rear. The rear end contouring is sharper. The rear screen larger, flatter and wider – as is the automatically deploying spoiler. The LED taillights have become narrower and more crisply defined.
Together with the more distinctive powerdome on the bonnet, the sideskirts and exterior mirrors, they lend the Panamera models a more sporty look.
With 17 exterior colours, an extensive range of leather packages, wheels measuring up to 20 inches and many more options, you can lend your model an unmistakable character.
The Panamera and Panamera 4 are fitted, as standard, with 18-inch Panamera wheels, the Panamera S, 4S and Panamera S E-Hybrid with 18-inch Panamera S wheels. The wheels on all models are lightweight alloys featuring a classic sporty design. Tyre sizes 245/50 ZR 18 and 275/45 ZR 18 are fitted to the front and rear, respectively. The Panamera GTS and Panamera Turbo are equipped with 19-inch Panamera Turbo II wheels as standard. The tyre sizes are 255/45 ZR 19 at the front, 285/40 ZR 19 at the rear. A range of optional 19- and 20-inch wheels is also available.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) sends warnings to the on-board computer's display screen in the event of excessive pressure loss. TPM is standard in all Panamera models.
The Panamera models feature an exquisite, clearly structured interior offering a high degree of comfort. Designed for driving pleasure and long journeys, for four occupants and their luggage. The concept may be unorthodox for a saloon, but it's typical of a Panamera.
You choose the colours and materials yourself. An extensive selection of interior colours, interior packages with various woods, aluminium or carbon, and many other personalisation options means that your decision certainly won't be an easy one. But the result will be all the more individual.
Thermally and noise-insulated glass can be fitted as an option, as can dark-tinted privacy glazing which will maintain your privacy and protect the interior from the effects of strong sunlight. Just like the electric roll-up sunblinds in the rear compartment and on the rear side windows.
Optional soft close doors are available for all Panamera models. A closing mechanism integrated in each door lock ensures comfortable and safe closing of all four doors.
Your first impression of the Panamera interior is the generous amount of comfort. The second impression is one of sporty lightness and excellent ergonomics. The five round instruments have an integrated 4.8-inch colour screen. The centre console ascends towards the front, shortening the reach between the steering wheel and the gear selector. All the important controls are arranged into logical groups to give you quick access to important functions without the need to browse through long sub-menus.
The front seats with integrated headrests offer a high degree of comfort and hold your body firm during cornering, without restricting your freedom of movement. Seat adjustment is fully electric as standard, with controls on both the driver and front passenger sides for seat height, squab and backrest angle, and fore/aft position. A driver memory package, available as an option, enables the driver's seat and exterior mirror positions to be saved and restored automatically. Optional comfort memory package and adaptive Sports seats are available.
The rear compartment has two fully independent seats with plenty of leg- and headroom, even for taller passengers. They provide good lateral support, even during fast cornering, with no compromise on comfort. Between the seats is a folding armrest with a handy storage compartment. The backrests fold down individually with a ratio of 40:60 to increase storage capacity or to accommodate larger
Seat heating and ventilation
The front seats of the Panamera S models, the Panamera GTS and the Panamera Turbo feature seat heating as standard (optional for the Panamera and Panamera 4).
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment is available as a factory-fitted option from Porsche Exclusive. The system comprises two display consoles, two multimedia players and two wireless infrared headphones.
Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your control centre for audio, navigation and communication functions. The most important component is the 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with graphical user interface. The radio has an FM twin tuner, while the DVD audio drive plays CDs and audio DVDs and is MP3-compatible. A six-disc CD/DVD autochanger integrated in PCM is available as an option. The optional universal audio interface (USB) allows you to store and play up to 5,000 MP3 files on the 40-GB internal hard drive.
The voice control system for PCM is at your command with support for word-by-word input. Voice control allows the cohesive input of destination addresses, phonebook entries or radio station names. You can also scroll through lists by voice control.
Telephone module and mobile phone preparation
The quadband GSM telephone module is available as an option for PCM and offers convenience and excellent reception. With a SIM card inserted directly into PCM's integral SIM card reader, calls can be made using either the hands-free facility or the cordless handset. Alternatively, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls through the SIM Access Profile (SAP). Once automatic pairing is complete, the mobile phone's aerial is switched off to conserve battery charge and the phone operates via the car aerial.
BOSE® Surround Sound-System
The BOSE® Surround Sound System is compatible with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) as well as the CDR and CDR Plus audio systems. The system comprises nine amplifier channels. Its 14 loudspeakers and 200-watt active subwoofer deliver a balanced acoustic pattern and transform your Panamera into a concert hall. Total output: 585 watts (Panamera S E-Hybrid: 160-watt active subwoofer, 545-watt total output).
In combination with PCM, the BOSE® Surround Sound System enables audio playback of DVDs. Of course, you can still play other audio sources such as CDs and MP3s. The patented AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology uses a microphone to continuously measure all the noises inside the vehicle and adapts music playback automatically so that a consistent sound is maintained – whatever the driving conditions and in real time.
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System
The Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System, which is available as an option in combination with the CDR audio system or PCM. The system has 16 amplifier channels with a total output of more than 1,000 watts, 16 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 300-watt class D amplifier, a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,400 cm², and a frequency response of 30 Hz to 20 kHz. Ribbon tweeters have been used for unmistakably fine, clear and undistorted high-frequency sound reproduction with excellent level stability. All loudspeaker housings are perfectly matched and deliver superior bass foundation, definition and impulse accuracy.
The multifunction steering wheel is standard in all models and available on request for the Panamera GTS – at no extra cost. It features two ergonomic gearshift switches for manual gear selection and offers convenient control of audio, telephone and navigation functions as well as the on-board computer.The SportDesign steering wheel with gearshift paddles is fitted as standard in the Panamera GTS and available as an option for all other models.
Entry & Drive
Standard in the Panamera Turbo and optional for the other models: Porsche Entry & Drive recognisable by the chrome surfaces on the door handles. As soon as you touch the door handle, Porsche Entry & Drive checks the encrypted access code on the key in your pocket. Once the key is validated, the door unlocks. The vehicle can then be started or switched off using the electronic ignition switch. To lock the vehicle, you simply press a button on the outside of the door handle.
The Panamera models offer 15.7 cu. ft. of luggage space (except the Panamera S E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo models). The Panamera S E-Hybrid provides you with 11.8 cu.ft. of luggage compartment capacity, and the Panamera Turbo models 15.2 cu.ft. All models offer enough room for four suitcases
The automatic rear hatch with customisable opening angle is fitted as standard to all models. It closes conveniently at the push of a button. By no means a common feature in this vehicle class is the fully or split-folding rear seats.
A standard feature of the Panamera Turbo is the LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS). The other Panamera models are equipped, as standard, with Bi-Xenon main headlights, including integrated daytime running lights, each with four LED spotlights. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) is included for the Panamera GTS.
Automatic headlight activation is standard in all models and switches the lights on automatically when it starts to get dark, and switches them off automatically too. The â€˜Welcome Home' function switches on the daytime running lights and the taillights for a user-defined period, for example to light the way to your front door.
Porsche Dynamic Light System
Its dynamic cornering light function swivels the main headlights towards the inside of the bend, based on the steering angle and driving speed. The static cornering lights activate the auxiliary headlights so as to illuminate more of the road at tight bends and turns. In addition, beam distribution is continuously adapted to the driving speed and prevailing light conditions.
Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
Not only does PDLS+ offer all the functions of PDLS, it also features a dynamic main beam and an intersection assistant function.
The Panamera models have a braking system equipped with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear. The brake discs are slotted and internally vented for enhanced braking performance – even under extreme conditions – and rapid heat dispersal. The brake discs on the Panamera Turbo and Panamera GTS have a diameter of 390 mm at the front and 350 mm at the rear, whilst on the other Panamera models the discs are 360 mm in diameter at the front and 330 mm at the rear.
The electric parking brake, which you can activate and deactivate manually, releases automatically as you pull away. Thanks to the hold function, you can pull away without ever rolling back.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
On request, your Panamera can be fitted with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). PCCB is characterised by its low thermal expansion under heavy braking and are totally resistant to corrosion and offer better noise-damping properties. The key advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the brake discs.
All Panamera models are fitted, as standard, with full-size driver and front passenger airbags. Depending on the severity and type of accident, they are inflated in two stages. In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort to the occupants.
As well as knee airbags for driver and front passenger, the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP) is also fitted as standard.
This comprises side airbags in the front seats, curtain airbags along the entire roof frame and the side windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar, and side impact protection elements in the doors. Side airbags in the rear compartment are available as an option. Also featured as standard are an energy-absorbing steering column, automatic three-point seat belts, belt height adjustment and seat belt force limiters in the front, and seat belt pretensioners front and rear. A rollover sensor automatically activates the curtain airbags and seat belt pretensioners if the vehicle threatens to overturn.
Standard on all Panamera Models:
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Layout / number of cylinders||6|
|Engine layout||Front engine / rear wheel drive|
|at rpm||6,200 1/min|
|Max. torque (lb.-ft.)||295|
|at rpm||3,750 1/min|
|Compression ratio||12,5 : 1|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||76.02 in.|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30|
|Curb weight||3,902 lbs|
|Top Track Speed||160.9 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||6.0 sec (5.7 sec w/ Sport Chrono)|
|Driveline layout||Rear wheel drive|
|Automatic transmission||7-speed dual clutch transmission Porsche Doppelkupplung PDK|
|Fuel tank||21.1 gal.|
|MSRP $ 78,100|