August 26, 2020, Stuttgart – German high-performance sports car manufacturer Porsche AG has introduced the new Porsche Panamera with five variants up for grab.
The five variants that were offered are the Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, Panamera GTS and the Panamera Turbo S.
With the 621.4 hp Panamera Turbo S, the sports car manufacturer claimed that it is the best-in-class performance. The new top-of-the-range model improved its performance figures compared to the previous Panamera Turbo by a huge margin. It has a power output of 820 Nm of torque 79 hp and a torque of 50Nm more than its previous flagship Turbo with combustion engine.
Porsche claims that the Turbo S can complete the century sprint in 3.1 seconds. The 4-litre V8 biturbo engine is able to achieve a top speed of 315 kph. Test driver Lars Kern completed the 20.832 km long lap on the most demanding race track – the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife, in 7:29.81 minutes, a new official record in the ‘executive cars’ class.
For the Panemera GTS, it is powered by the V8 biturbo engine that produces 473.4 hp and 620 Nm. It is now 19.7 hp more power than its predecessors. Meanwhile the new Panamera and Panamera 4 are running on the 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine, delivering 325.5 hp and 450 Nm, however, the performance remains unchanged.
As for the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, it is equipped with the 134 hp or 100kW electric motor, mated into the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission and the 434 hp 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine. It generates a system output of 412 kW (552 hp) and a maximum system torque of 750 Nm. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is able to dash from standstill to 100 kph in 3.7 seconds and the top speed is rated at 298 kph.
The gross battery capacity has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh compared to the previous hybrid models. It has an all-electric range of up to 54 km in accordance with WLTP EAER City (NEDC: up to 64 km).
For a sharper visual appearance and a greater presence, the new Panamera models are now equipped with the previously optional Sport Design front end with striking air intake grilles, large side cooling openings and a single-bar front light module. It can be ordered as a Sports Turismo or Executive with lengthened wheelbase. The Panamera Turbo S is differentiated by the larger side air intakes and newly designed elements in the exterior colour.
Porsche designers have also revamped the light strip at the rear, now it runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour. It provides continuous and flowing connection between the two newly designed LED tail light clusters. The GTS models has the new darkened executive design tail light as standard with dynamic coming/leaving home function. There are also three new 20 and 21 inches wheels that have been added to the wheel range, offering a total of 10 different designs to choose from.
Some of the key features for new Panamera includes the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus), new equipment generation for the steering control and tyres, lane keeping assist with road sign recognition, night vision assist, lane change assist, LED matrix headlights including PDLS Plus, park assist with surround view and head-up display.