Porsche Panamera is the Porsche shooting brake. A car over 5 meters long and a width of 2.16m. Very generous and bulky dimensions if we think of numbers but lightened by a fresh, sinuous and stringy design. The front panel adopts two circular geometry optical groups with full LED technology and 4 light points.
On the lower part of the grille, we find not very large air intakes developed mainly in a horizontal line. The bonnet follows the Porsche ideology, clean slender and without too many “frills”. The side cut slims the car and is made aggressive by miniskirts and air intakes near the front wheel arch.
The rear has changed a lot and adopts the philosophy of the other models of the German company with optical assemblies developed in horizontal and joined for the whole width by a led light beam with the Porsche writing implemented and just below the Panamera lettering. On the lower part takes place the extractor with integrated 4 exhausts while in the one above the rear window we find an electrically adjustable spoiler.
Dimensions, design and interior
The trunk increases by 20-25 liters compared to the previous model, reaching 520 liters. It is possible directly from the trunk with the buttons to break down the rear sofa of the passenger compartment and obtain a total of 1390 liters. The courtesy lights and the 12v socket are comfortable.
Switching to the passenger compartment in particular in the rear area, the entrance is comfortable and easy. The seat is good for legs and feet, for the head a little less space but still normal. The central place is not the best due to the huge tunnel that sacrifices comfort for the passenger. Do not miss the independent control of the air conditioner with touchscreen and physical buttons (optional) and the electric sun blinds (optional), the USB sockets and touchscreen displays where you can play multimedia content for passengers (optional).
Entering the front passenger compartment the central tunnel has an ascending, flat and enlarged shape. There is also a Direct Touch Control with a glass-effect surface with touch-sensitive keys.
At the center, there is the compact selector lever. Going up to the dashboard you come across the high-resolution 12-inch touchscreen infotainment combined with the 4-zone automatic climate control (optional). The PCM infotainment adopts the Connect Plus with LTE module and SIM card reader that allows an optimized voice quality and a wireless internet connection.
On the driver’s side, a circular instrument for indicating the engine revolutions is integrated into the dashboard, flanked by two digital screens indicating maps, virtual instruments and other information. The overall design of the dashboard is really clean and modern with the use of multiple materials such as leather, Alcantara, brushed aluminum and carbon. An optimal design but which forced the reduction of storage compartments.
Porsche Panamera 4
Front engine with a 6-cylinder 330 hp engine, acceleration from 0 to 100km/h in 5.5s (5.3 with Sport Chrono package), top speed of 262km / h. Maximum torque of 450Nm. The gearbox is an 8-speed PDK double-clutch with the first 6 speed-controlled sports gear while the remaining cruise for maximum comfort journeys.
Traction is integral with the PTM (Porsche Traction Management) system that optimally distributes the force in every driving dynamic. Suspensions have 60% more air and are adaptive with 3-chamber technology. There is also the steering rear axle, the PDCC Sport and the Porsche 4D Chassis Control.
As a standard, 19-inch wheels are fitted up to a maximum of 21 inches. On the security sector we find a 6-piston braking system on the front and 4 pistons on the rear with self-ventilated brake discs (the PCCB instead offers forced carbon ceramic brake discs and 420mm diameter at the front and 390mm at the rear), PDLS (Porsche Dynamic Light System) with dynamic adjustment of lighting depth, curve light and adjustment of the light beam based on speed (also available as an optional matrix version).
Finally, the night vision assistant is implemented (an infrared camera that detects pedestrians, animals and various obstructions). Driving assistance is guaranteed by: ACC automatically adjusts the speed based on the distance of the vehicle in front, assistant for lane changes, lane maintenance assistant including road sign detection and Park Assistant with a rear view camera and Surround View.
Among the options: panoramic roof in dark glass, ambient light with 7 different colors of light and intensity adjustment, comfort seats (14 electric ways), adaptive sports seats (18 electric ways) and heating/ventilation function and massage for seats. Furthermore the Bose Sorround System with 14 speakers with a maximum power of 710 watts or alternatively the Burmester 3D High-End Sorround Sound System with 21 speakers and 1455 watts of maximum power. Price starting from 101.228 euros VAT included.
Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo
From the mechanical and aesthetic point of view it inherits everything from the Panamera 4 version, only some details change.
The exterior design for the front and side is the same, it is at the rear that you can see evolutions with a wider shape and net profiles like the highest roof line, the larger rear side windows and an adaptive spoiler are added above on the rear window to make it more sporty.
The load compartment increases by a few tens of liters. From the point of view of the interior, the rear passenger compartment changes with the concept of 4 + 1 seats, which allows more space for passengers per head as well as for the body. The price starts from € 104.156 VAT included.
Propeller 6-cylinder front with 440hp, maximum torque 550 Nm, all-wheel drive, top speed of 289 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100km / h touches the 4.4s (4.2s in Sport Chrono mode). The exterior and interior design does not change except for the possibility of optional addition. The price starts from 122.210 euros VAT included.
Panamera 4s Sport Turismo
The technical characteristics are the same as those of the Panamera 4s version but applied to the Sport Turismo model, therefore greater space and liveability of the passenger compartment accompanied by noteworthy performances. Price starting from 127.092 euros VAT included.