The new Porsche Panamera has premiered in the German Capital City, Berlin. The second-generation, developed from ground up Porsche Panamera reconciles two contrasting characteristics more than ever before: it offers both the performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury saloon.
The design language of the new Panamera creates a link to the Porsche 911 by its even more dynamic flyline and specific design elements of the sports car icon. Highlights include the coupé-like roof line and a ‘faster’ and more dynamic profile, thanks to a new side window motif.
The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) they are up to 16 per cent more fuel-efficient. At the beginning of November, the Panamera will launch on the market 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.
Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, commented, “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport saloons with the Panamera. Since it launched in 2009, more than 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. In the new model, you see here a completely redeveloped automobile, with new engines, a new design and new technologies. Also new is that we are now manufacturing the second generation vehicle entirely at our Leipzig production site. We have also invested a sum of 500 million euros, which includes a completely new body manufacturing facility.”
In the new Panamera, Porsche is also introducing a future-oriented display and control concept. The new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens impresses with its intuitive functionality. In addition, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) offers an entirely new range of connectivity by its intelligent digital functions.
In addition, the Porsche Connect is being introduced in the entire line-up. Porsche Connect extends existing vehicle functions by adding digital services and apps such as those used for remote control of certain vehicle functions by smartphone, and others to more efficiently use one’s time during the drive.