The chassis of the new Panamera models performs this balancing act between sport and comfort effortlessly – even more impressively than before. This is because the chassis systems have been completely redesigned and, together with the even more precisely adjusted steering and the new generation of tires, now offer more of both. More performance, but above all more comfort – especially on more demanding tracks. Upgraded, partly optional chassis technologies further enhance the driving characteristics. For example, the Adaptive Air Suspension with three-chamber technology, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) and Rear-Axle Steering. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control system, which centrally analyzes the driving situation in all three spatial dimensions, e.g. pitch, roll and yaw, calculates optimum driving states from these data and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time: the fourth dimension. The objective is to optimize overall performance, and to make the middle ground between sporty driving and comfort as expansive as possible.
The optional Rear-Axle Steering (standard in the Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive and the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models) increases both performance and suitability for everyday use. At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This leads to a virtual shortening of the wheelbase. The turning circle is reduced, agility is increased and parking becomes noticeably easier to manage.
For over 70 years, we’ve been working on being faster. Even when it comes to slowing down. That's why all models – with the exception of the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models – are equipped with a brake system with six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear. The single-piece brake calipers are enclosed. This makes them lighter yet highly resistant to deformation. The pedal travel is tight, the pressure point precise and the braking distance impressively short.
Pressing the button in the center of the mode switch primes the engine and transmission for the fastest possible unleashing of power (e.g. for overtaking). In other words, maximum responsiveness – for a period of approximately 20 seconds.
With the Panamera, we consistently went our own way, always stayed true to our roots – and have thus injected the typical Porsche DNA into the luxury sedan segment. With the new Panamera, we are now pursuing this path just as consistently.
The newly tuned chassis and a new 20 and 21-inch tire generation perceptibly intensify the driving experience.
Can a vision be logical? Is it even allowed to be? Probably not. We believe that the more visionary an idea at the start, the more exciting it is at the end. Then it's worth fighting for. That was the case with the Panamera. A sports car for four? With impressive performance and great comfort?
With the dynamism typical of Porsche and simultaneously more efficient? Many said it was impossible. Others called it brave.
The front seats offer a high level of comfort and provide support in fast corners without restricting freedom of movement. The seat height, cushion and backrest angles and fore/aft position are electrically adjustable.
The 14-way, electric Power Seats offer additional cushion length adjustment and four-way lumbar support for driver and front passenger. The memory function stores settings for seats, steering column, both exterior mirrors and other personalized in-car settings.
The 18-way, electric Adaptive Sport Seats offer even better lateral support – thanks to raised side bolsters on the cushion and backrest. Electrically adjustable, they offer comfort on long journeys and made-to-measure lateral support in corners.
The luggage compartment of the Panamera and Panamera Executive models offers you a volume of up to 17.6 ft³ liters depending on the model (E-Hybrid models up to 14.3 ft³) and up to 18.3 ft³ in the Panamera Sport Turismo models.
The large, automatic tailgate with individually adjustable opening height is standard in all models. It opens and closes conveniently at the push of a button.
The BOSE® Surround Sound System features 14 amplifier channels. The total output: 710 watts. 14 loudspeakers including a separate subwoofer ensure a balanced, faithfully reproduced acoustic pattern. BOSE® SoundTrue® enhancement technology delivers even better audio quality and dynamics for compressed file formats such as MP3. The patented AudioPilot® noise compensation technology continuously measures the ambient noise inside the vehicle and automatically adapts music playback so that a consistent sound is maintained.
Connecting you to your Porsche and your Porsche to the world – Porsche Connect. It complements the existing digital functions of your Panamera model. Find the best way to navigate to your destinations, synchronise personal contacts and addresses, and access your calender directly in PCM. Porsche Connect is your smart co-pilot for everyday life, ensuring a unique sports car experience. Before, during and after your journey.
Another feature of Porsche InnoDrive including Adaptive Cruise Control is Traffic Jam Assist. It eases the burden on the driver when congestion is encountered on major inter-urban roads and motorways.
At speeds of up to approximately 37 mph, the system uses gentle steering inputs to keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane, regulates the distance from vehicles in front and follows the queue ahead where system limitations allow. To do this, Traffic Jam Assist tracks highway markings and other vehicles on the carriageway. The benefit? Appreciable stress relief and greater comfort on long journeys.
The Head-Up Display is part of the standard equipment for the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models and is available on request for all other Panamera models. It offers high-quality and full-color projection of relevant driving information into the driver's field of view. With projection technology, the information is perceived to appear 7.5 ft. in front of the driver. The display position can be adjusted to the driver's height and position in PCM. The driver is less distracted and can pay more attention to the road. Visualized information includes driving speed, engine speed, incoming calls and navigation. Road signs, hazard warnings and Sport Chrono information can also be displayed, depending on the vehicle specification. Displayed content can be individually customized.
Alerts the driver to vehicles rapidly approaching from behind or vehicles travelling at the same speed in potential blind spots. The warning is emitted by lights in the exterior mirrors. The function is activated by the driver using Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and is available from approximately 19+ mph. Below this speed range, Turn Assist (rear) also comes to the driver's aid by monitoring the area to the rear of the vehicle in turning situations.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6|
|325 hp / 331 lb-ft|
|Incl. first scheduled maintenance at 10,000 miles or 1 year|
|Water-cooling with thermal management|
|Turbocharger with twin-scroll turbines|
|Direct fuel injection (DFI) with central injector position|
|Active cooling air flap control|
|8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), with manual actuation and automatic mode|
|Auto Start-Stop function and coasting|
|Integrated Porsche 4D-Chassis Control|
|Steel spring suspension incl. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)|
|19" Panamera wheels|
|Front: 9J x 19 ET64 wheels with 265/45 R19 tires|
|Rear: 10.5J x 19 ET62 wheels with 295/40 R19 tires|
|Performance summer tires|
|Tire sealing compound and electric air compressor|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)|
|Front: 6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 350 mm internally ventilated brake discs|
|Rear: 4-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers with 330 mm internally ventilated brake discs|
|Brake calipers in Black|
|Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Electric parking brake|
|Fully galvanized steel/aluminum hybrid lightweight bodyshell|
|Panoramic roof system|
|Hood, tailgate, doors, and side/front fenders in aluminum|
|Four doors with integrated side impact protection system|
|Stepless door stay hinge|
|Windshield washer system incl. rain sensor|
|Electrically adjustable, folding, and heatable exterior mirrors|
|Side window trim in Black|
|Side air outlets in High Gloss Black|
|Automatic rear hatch|
|"PORSCHE" logo and model designation on rear hatch in High Gloss Silver|
|Adaptive rear spoiler (two-way) in exterior color|
|Twin single-tube tailpipes, outside left and right, in brushed stainless steel|