Nothing at 62 mph now only takes 3.1 seconds and the top speed is up to 196 mph. Fast no? Porsche has already proven to be fast too – remember his ring record of 7m 29.81s last week? This has been defined in a top-of-the-line Turbo S with its updated air suspension and newly optimized torque vectoring system. The fact that you can get one as a station wagon (Sport Turismo) or a long wheelbase (Executive) also makes us pretty giddy.
And now at the lower end of the range. The new Panamera and Panamera 4 both feature the same 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 as before with the same torque of 325 hp and 332 lb-ft. This means that performance also remains the same, but the chassis and control systems have been redesigned for a ‘sporty and comfortable feel’. In Germany, prices will start at € 91,345 for the rear-wheel drive version.
Above is the € 126,000 + plug-in Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, with its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and 100 kW electric motor integrated into the eight-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox for a total of 552 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. With the standard Sport Chrono package, it will go 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds, and thanks to a larger 17.9kWh battery, the EV’s range jumps to over 33 miles.
Finally, just below the Turbo S is the V8-powered GTS with 473 hp and 457 lb-ft for the low starting price of € 136,933. For reference, the Turbo S starts at € 179,737 (around £ 162,000). Yikes.
Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? Especially in the Sport Turismo form with the redesigned front bumper and those large air intakes. The Panamera has certainly become his skin. Three new 20- and 21-inch wheel designs are also available, so buyers can now choose from 10 different possibilities.
So what do we think of our fellow Internetters? New Panamera Turbo S or a high performance AMG GT 4dr S?