2nd-generation Porsche Panamera arrives in Malaysia

Porsche Malaysia (Sime Darby Auto Performance) today introduced the second-generation Panamera 4-door Sport car. The new Porsche Panamera comes in at a starting price of RM890,000.

The second-generation Panamera is advancing to become a performance icon of the luxury class. In this transformation, Porsche has systematically improved the Panamera concept, with a four-door car that has been redeveloped, down to the last detail.

In looks, the 2017 Panamera, like its predecessor, takes up long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, athletic flanks and an extremely fast roof line that is 20 mm lower at the rear.

Moving to the inside, a lap of luxury awaits the occupants. The typical Porsche interior has been reinterpreted for the future in the new Panamera. Black panel surfaces and interactive displays combine a clear and intuitive user interface like that of smartphones and tablets with the practical requirements for controlling the car.

In addition, classic hard keys and conventional instruments have been reduced significantly. They have been replaced by touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays which take center stage in the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit, with great benefits for the driver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. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit transforms the analogue world into the digital present of mobility, while leaving room for passion. The tachometer, positioned centrally in the instrument cluster, is a tribute to the 1955 Porsche 356 A.

The 2017 Porsche Panamera’s engines and transmissions have been redesigned, its chassis perfected, and its display and control concept reinterpreted for the future. The engines have all been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. For the first time, all of them may be equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). The Gran Turismo was first launched with the two all-wheel drive models, Panamera 4S (324 kW/440 hp) and Panamera Turbo (404 kW/550 hp). This was followed by the Panamera standard model with a six-cylinder turbo engine (243 kW/330 hp). Porsche Malaysia has the Panamera and Panamera 4S available from the launch; other Panamera variants will made available in the near future.

The new Panamera also merges the world of ambitious sports cars and the world of comfortable cruising saloons with highlights such as rear axle steering, active roll compensation and three-chamber air suspension. The adaptive air suspension comes with new three-chamber technology, including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM electronic damper control), the enhanced Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) system including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and active roll stabilization. Meantime the new electromechanical steering system works in tandem with the adaptive suspension to ensure absolute ride comfort and impeccable handling on the road or a race track.

On assistance systems, the Panamera is loaded with plenty of standard and optional assistance systems, including a night vision assistant, as well as the optional new LED matrix headlights with 84 image points; just to name a few.

Retail base price for the new Panamera and Panamera 4S starts from RM890,000.00 and RM1,100,00.00 respectively. All cars sold via Porsche Malaysia come with a four-year warranty and free maintenance package which includes complimentary service, parts and labour. The stated price includes all applicable duties, except registration fee, road tax and insurance. Specifications and prices are subjected to change without prior notice.

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