New Panamera with yet another hybrid variant
A unique symbiosis of contrasts: the new Porsche Panamera is even more versatile, combining the power of a sports car with the comfort of an exclusive sedan. The new Panamera Turbo S with 463 kW (630 hp) successfully supports the sports car manufacturer's commitment to offering the best performance in its class. The latest top-of-the-range model significantly outperforms the outgoing Panamera Turbo. Porsche is also following its E-Performance strategy. New to the plug-in hybrid range is the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid with an all-new 412 kW (560 hp) powertrain. Compared to previous hybrid versions, the range in electric mode has been increased by 30%. Improved chassis components and steering systems, combined with a new generation of steering and updated tires, give the new Panamera even more comfort and sportiness.
Porshe Panamera Turbo S: 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds
With an output of 463 kW (630 hp) and a maximum torque of 820 Nm, the new Panamera Turbo S delivers 59 kW (80 hp) and 50 Nm more power than the previous combustion-engined Turbo flagship. This definitely has a positive effect on performance: in Sport Plus mode, the Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds. Designed in Weissach and manufactured in Zuffenhausen, the renowned 4-litre V8 biturbo engine has been completely rebuilt to allow the car to reach a top speed of 315 km/h. Three-chamber air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) roll stabilization, together with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, provide a controlled transfer of huge power to the road and maximum cornering dynamics. (PTV Plus)) have been suitably optimized and adapted to the requirements of each particular variant.
The new Panamera Turbo S has already proven its uncompromising performance on the Nürburgring's legendary Nordschleife, the world's toughest race track. Test driver Lars Kern completed a lap of 20,832 meters there in 7:29.81 minutes. This is a new official record in the luxury car class.
Optimized chassis systems: more sportiness, more comfort
The twin-turbo V8 engine under the hood of the Panamera GTS has been optimized with an emphasis on the way power is delivered – its curve rises up to the engine rev limiter. As a result, engine performance is reminiscent of naturally aspirated engines in classic sports cars. The new Panamera GTS develops 15 kW (20 hp) more power than its predecessor, developing 353 kW (480 hp) and 620 Nm. The traditional V-8 acoustic qualities are heard even better than before, thanks to a new standard sports exhaust system with asymmetrically positioned rear mufflers.
The new Panamera and Panamera 4 variants are now powered by the world famous 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine. Its parameters remain unchanged - power is 243 kW (330 hp) and maximum torque is 450 Nm.
The chassis and controls of all new versions of the Panamera have been configured to be both sporty and comfortable at the same time. Some layouts have even been designed entirely from scratch. For example, the updated Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) provides a noticeable improvement in damping comfort, while the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) electric roll stabilization system provides increased body stability. The upgrade will also see the debut of a new generation of steering and tire equipment.
Panamera 4S E-Hybrid with 17.9 kWh battery and 54 km electric range
Porsche is introducing another high-performance plug-in hybrid variant, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid. The intelligent combination of a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor integrated in an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and a 324 kW (440 hp) 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine delivers 412 kW of system power (560 hp) and a maximum system torque of 750 Nm. Unsurprisingly, the performance is impressive: combined with the standard Sport Chrono Package, 0-100 km/h takes 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 298 km/h. Compared to previous hybrid variants, the use of optimized cells has increased the overall battery capacity from 14.1 kWh to 17.9 kWh, and driving modes have been redesigned for even more efficient use of energy. In electric mode, the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a range of up to 54 km (according to the WLTP EAER City cycle; NEDC: up to 64 km).
Clearer design, more expressive appearance
The new Porsche Panamera – depending on the powertrain, available not only as a sports sedan, but also as a Sport Turismo or Executive long-wheelbase variant – is now factory-equipped with the previously optional Sport Design front apron with eye-catching air intakes, large cooling holes on the sides and single row front lighting modules. The all-new front end of the Panamera Turbo S features larger side air intakes and new body-coloured design elements that flow horizontally to emphasize the car's width. The twin front lighting modules of the Turbo version are now significantly further apart.
An upgraded rear light strip with a distinctive contour runs through the tailgate. Thus, a harmonious combination of two new LED lamps is created. GTS variants come standard with new Exclusive Design tinted taillights with dynamic visualization of the welcome/farewell lighting function. Three new types of 20-inch and 21-inch rims have been added to the range - now the range includes 10 different designs.
Digital communication and support systems ensure safety and comfort
Porsche Communications Management (PCM) is enhanced with additional features and digital services such as enhanced voice control, risk radar with up-to-date road markings and hazard information, wireless Apple® CarPlay and many other Connect services. The Porsche Panamera also offers a wide range of innovative lighting and driver assistance systems, such as standard lane keeping assist with traffic sign recognition, as well as Porsche InnoDrive with adaptive cruise control, night driving assistant, lane change assistant, LED matrix lights with PDLS Plus, park assist with neighborhood view or head-up display.
The new Panamera is already available for order; The cars will be available from dealers in mid-October 2020. Prices for a rear-wheel drive Porsche Panamera start at 428,000 rubles. c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD). All other options are equipped with all-wheel drive. Their prices start at 446 thousand. PLN in case of Panamera 4, from 556 thousand. In the case of the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, from 648 thousand USD. (4 c.u. = 1 USD). PLN in the case of the Panamera GTS and from 897 thousand. PLN in case of Panamera Turbo S.