The 2017 Porsche Panamera broke cover in Berlin today, bringing improvements in styling, performance and technology to the popular nameplate.
Porsche has sold more than 150,000 Panameras since the sedan was first introduced in 2009, making it an important aspect of its product portfolio. This new version is a “completely redeveloped automobile,” according to Porsche, and will build on the success of the outgoing model.
The styling revision has brought the look of the Panamera closer in line with that of the 991-generation Porsche 911. Contributing to the sportier look is a coupé-like roof line, reshaped side window sections and narrower taillamps. A prominent rear diffuser is also present and houses quad-exit exhaust tips.
Under the hood is a range of new twin-turbocharged engines, which are not only more powerful than those in the outgoing car but 16 percent more efficient. The Panamera 4S features a 440 horsepower 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, while a 550 horsepower 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 will power the range-topping Panamera Turbo. For the more money conscious, a 422 horsepower 3.0-litre diesel V6 will also be on offer.
Even more performance has been extracted from the four-door thanks to a new three-chamber air suspension system, 4D Chassis Control chassis management system and rear-axle steering. Porsche’s Sport Chrono package also returns to all three models.
Occupants of the interior will be greeted with a completely new and altogether more sleek design. Porsche’s new Advanced Cockpit with configurable LED screens is also present and joined by the new Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. Porsche Connect is also standard, giving the user access to digital services and other web-based applications.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera is available to order now.