The new Porsche Panamera now has a Turbo S version

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Let us introduce you to the new model range of the refurbished Porsche Panamera. Deep breathing; there are now the Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera GTS, Panamera GTS Sport Turismo, Panamera Turbo S, Panamera Turbo S Executive, Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S E- Hybrid Executive and the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. Crikey.Let’s start with the most interesting of the bunch – the new Turbo S is an even faster version of the previous Turbo, with the power of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 dropping from 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque to 621 horsepower and 605 lb. . ft.

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?

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