Expanded Porsche Panamera line-up gains new long-wheelbase and rear and four-wheel drive models; range-topper has a 542bhp turbocharged V8
9 November 2016

The Porsche Panamera range has gained six new models as production of the luxurious five-door liftback is ramped up following the second-generation model's introduction earlier this year.  

Included is a pair of price-leading models in the form of the rear-wheel-drive Panamera and four-wheel-drive Panamera 4. They are joined by a quartet of long-wheelbase four-wheel-drive models in the Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive.

The new Panamera models are planned to make their public premiere at next week’s Los Angeles motor show, prior to a planned start of UK deliveries in April 2017.

The rear-wheel-drive Panamera and four-wheel-drive Panamera 4 are powered by Porsche’s latest twin-scroll turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. Shared with the Audi S4, S5 Coupé and S5 Sportback, it produces 20bhp more than the older naturally aspirated 3.6-litre V6 engine it replaces, with 325bhp.

Read more: 2017 Porsche Panamera - first passenger ride

In the standard-wheelbase Panamera models, the new V6, which forms part of a new range of units developed in an engineering joint venture between Porsche and Audi, is claimed to provide fuel savings of up to 3.6mpg over its predecessor, although official consumption figures are yet to be revealed.

The new V6 petrol engine is also offered in the Panamera 4 Executive, which receives a wheelbase 150mm longer than that of the existing Panamera models at 3100mm, in a move that extends its overall length to 5200mm.

Further up the range is the similarly dimensioned Panamera 4S Executive, running a more highly tuned twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 with 434bhp, and the Panamera Turbo Executive, which is fitted with a 542bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8.

Also available is the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive. It runs Porsche’s twin-turbocharged 2.9-litre V6 engine in combination with an electric motor mounted in the front of the standard eight-speed automatic gearbox, producing a combined output of 456bhp.

The four new long-wheelbase Panamera Executive models are more highly equipped than their existing standard-wheelbase siblings. Among their standard features are a panoramic roof, heated seats with electronic adjustment both front and rear and an adaptive air suspension system with variable damper control as part of Porsche’s so-called Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system.

The Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive also receive rear-wheel steering and soft-close doors, with the latter model also receiving four-zone climate control, ambient lighting and LED main beam headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System.

As an option, the new-for-2017 Panamera Executive models are available with a newly developed rear centre console. It can be equipped with two integrated folding tables and an antenna connection for smartphones.

The new centre console is offered alongside the latest generation of Porsche’s rear entertainment system. It includes two removable 10.1in tablet-style monitors set within the backrests of the front seats.

Pricing for the new Porsche models starts at £66,386 for the Panamera, rising to £69,412 for the Panamera 4. Further models include the Panamera 4 Executive at £76,034, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive at £84,838, Panamera 4S Executive at £98,672.00 and range-topping Panamera Turbo Executive at £122,480.

Given the breadth of the expanded Panamera range, the model's rivals span everything from the BMW M6, Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 and even the Aston Martin Rapide S, which costs close to £20k more than the range-topping Porsche.

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Comments
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9 November 2016
Looks mighty powerful from the outside, probably even better in the flesh, just like the old one.
Interior is very high tech and upmarket, maybe the best there is at the moment, alongside Mercedes S Coupe...

On the road - probably 2 steps ahead of competition, just like any Porsche, look at Macan and Cayenne or just regular 911.

My first choice if I hit Eurojackpot.

10 November 2016
The perfect Porsche? Possibly. Apart from the red leather. Just a little OTT.

10 November 2016
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10 November 2016
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10 November 2016
How can a car so long and wide only seat 4. But it's good to know you can buy a Porsche powered by an Audi or you can buy an Audi powered by Porsche (it's like the 924 saga all over again) over to the marketing department.
After looking at UK and USA sales figures I can understand why they're knocking out such cheap versions though, but what is strange is when I went onto the Porsche website they have the starting price for the NEW Panamera 4S as £88,700 so will the cheaper ones not be coming to the UK?

 

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10 November 2016
Just like it's potential new owner…overweight, ugly and tasteless.

11 November 2016
The old model just looked SO heavy, not a good look for a sports saloon. This, at least doesn't look quite as bad, but, unlike the Rapide I saw the other day, still not something you'd look back at once you'd parked it up.

12 November 2016
Why do you need an aircraft style tray table? Nobody hand writes anything anymore, it won't hold drinks, your laptop goes on your lap, and you type or dictate. Is it for eating a burger in your car on a rainy day at the races - hardly. No, it's just another stupid gizmo that's useless but your car has it and somebody else's doesn't so you score a point. If I'm a back seat rider, I'll take a used Phantom thank you.

12 November 2016
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13 November 2016
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