Can a vision be logical? Is it even allowed to be? Probably not. We believe that the more visionary an idea at the start, the more exciting it is at the end. Then it's worth fighting for. That was the case with the Panamera. A sports car for four? With impressive performance and great comfort?
With the dynamism typical of Porsche and simultaneously more efficient? Many said it was impossible. Others called it brave.
Car body shapes.
Whether Panamera, Panamera Executive or Panamera Sport Turismo – the silhouette and proportions are unmistakably Porsche. Athletic, streamlined, with clear contours and powerful muscles.
The long wheelbase, shorter overhang at the front and longer overhang at the rear already lend visual dynamism. The prominent sculpting of the side profile creates the customary Porsche waistline and sense of lightness.
The Panamera Executive models combine sporty driving and comfortable working in the rear. The body has been lengthened by 15cm, which benefits the rear passengers in particular.
Silver-coloured elements above the sideskirts are visual features of the Executive models. The air outlet trims in the front wings are in silver colour (high-gloss).
Panamera Sport Turismo.
The fact that four people can appreciate a sporty yet comfortable drive in the Panamera is already old news in the automotive luxury class. In the Sport Turismo, with the standard 4+1 seat concept, a fifth person can enjoy the Panamera driving experience. Although not designed as a full-size individual seat, the extra space does provide a neat solution for carrying an additional passenger on short to medium distance trips.
The fact that stylish design and everyday practicality are not mutually exclusive is demonstrated by the large tailgate and the low loading edge, which makes it easier to integrate more than just everyday things into the Panamera Sport Turismo. Thanks, above all, to – for a sports car – an extraordinary capacity of up to 1,384 litres.
New generation of tires.
The newly tuned chassis and a new 20 and 21-inch tyre generation perceptibly intensify the driving experience.
A variety of assistance systems make it safer and more relaxing. And Porsche Connect links all Panamera models to the digital possibilities of today – and tomorrow.
Porsche InnoDrive, for example, expands the adaptive cruise control with additional innovative functions and makes your trip in the new Panamera more sporty, more comfortable, more efficient and safer.
The Head-Up Display projects all relevant vehicle information directly in your field of vision, while Lane Change Assist warns you of objects in the blind spot. The Lane Keeping Assist including traffic sign recognition is fitted as standard in the new Panamera and supports you during longer journeys.
We asked ourselves one question early on: should a sporty saloon really look like a saloon? The new Panamera answers this question once more with an unequivocal no. Three times.
With the Panamera, we consistently went our own way, always stayed true to our roots – and have thus injected the typical Porsche DNA into the luxury saloon segment. With the new Panamera, we are now pursuing this path just as consistently.
Typical of Porsche: the sophisticated sports car ergonomics with ascending centre console, flat dashboard and the analogue rev counter in the centre of the instrument cluster. The new steering wheel generation, in conjunction with the Porsche Advanced Cockpit control concept, offers quick access to the most important functions.
Whether you’re behind the wheel or occupying a passenger seat in the front or rear: in a Porsche, every drive should feel like sport, not transport. With comfort, not cosy cuddles.
The chassis of the new Panamera models performs this balancing act between sport and comfort effortlessly – even more impressively than before. This is because the chassis systems have been completely redesigned and, together with the even more precisely adjusted steering and the new generation of tyres, now offer more of both. More performance, but above all more comfort – especially on more demanding tracks. Upgraded, partly optional chassis technologies further enhance the driving characteristics. For example, the adaptive air suspension with three-chamber technology, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) and rear-axle steering. The integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control system, which centrally analyses the driving situation in all three spatial dimensions, e.g. pitch, roll and yaw, calculates optimum driving states from these data and synchronises all chassis systems in real time: the fourth dimension. The objective is to optimise overall performance, and to make the middle ground between sporty driving and comfort as expansive as possible.
The rear-axle steering.
The optional rear-axle steering (standard in the Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Executive and the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models) increases both performance and suitability for everyday use. At low speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This leads to a virtual shortening of the wheelbase. The turning circle is reduced, agility is increased and parking becomes noticeably easier to manage.
At high speeds, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This virtual extension of the wheelbase increases driving stability. Rear-axle steering makes it clear that there is no contradiction between stability and agility or performance and suitability for everyday use. The result: greater manoeuvrability and driving safety in everyday use – and a significant increase in maximum driving performance.
For over 70 years, we’ve been working on being faster. Even when it comes to slowing down. That's why all models – with the exception of the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models – are equipped with a brake system with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear. The single-piece brake calipers are enclosed This makes them lighter yet highly resistant to deformation. The pedal travel is tight, the pressure point precise and the braking distance impressively short.
The Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB).
Proven in motorsport and installed as standard on the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models, the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. The PCCB perforated ceramic brake discs have a diameter of 420mm at the front or up to 410mm at the rear depending on the model for even greater braking performance.
The Sport Chrono Package including mode switch.
Adrenaline at the push of a button: the Sport Chrono Package offers an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission.
With the mode switch on the steering wheel with Sport Response button, you can choose between four driving modes: 'Normal', 'Sport', 'Sport Plus' and 'Individual' – for an even more personalised driving style.
In Sport mode alone, the Panamera delivers increased dynamics and more direct handling. While in Sport Plus mode, the engine becomes even more responsive. The rev limiter is adjusted to a harder setting. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) are retuned for harder damping and more direct turn-in. The adaptive air suspension drops to Low Level and firms the spring rate. The rear-axle steering acts to provide even greater agility. Another function included in the package is Launch Control – for optimum acceleration from a standing start.
Pressing the button in the centre of the mode switch primes the engine and transmission for the fastest possible unleashing of power (e.g. for overtaking). In other words, maximum responsiveness – for a period of approximately 20 seconds.
In the driver’s seat, everything is focused on you and your next destination. And how you can get there as sportily as possible. Meanwhile, relaxed serenity reigns in the rear. Thanks to the generous space for family, friends or colleagues. And behind? A large luggage compartment under the wide opening tailgate. Folding rear seat backrests allow larger objects to be transported too. That may not be typical of a sports car, but it is typical of the Panamera.
The front seats.
The front seats offer a high level of comfort and provide support in fast corners without restricting freedom of movement. The seat height, squab and backrest angles and fore/aft position are electrically adjustable.
The power seats (14-way, electric) offer additional squab length adjustment and four-way lumbar support for driver and front passenger. The memory function stores settings for seats, steering column, both exterior mirrors and other personalised in-car settings.
The adaptive Sports seats (18-way, electric) offer even better lateral support – thanks to raised side bolsters on the squab and backrest. Electrically adjustable, they offer comfort on long journeys and made-to-measure lateral support in corners.
The rear seats.
Their main feature: there are two single ones. With plenty of leg and headroom and excellent lateral support during dynamic cornering without sacrificing comfort. On request, power seats with electric backrest adjustment, squab length adjustment and lumbar support are also available for the rear seat. Depending on the equipment, the front passenger seat can also be adjusted from the rear.
In conjunction with the adaptive Sports seats in front, the rear seats are also designed as Sports seats – with raised side bolsters.
Standard for the Sport Turismo models, optional for the other Panamera models: the 4+1 seating concept. In the rear, the system comprises two full-size individual seats outside left and right and one centre seat in place of the storage compartment.
The luggage compartment.
The luggage compartment of the Panamera and Panamera Executive models offers you a volume of up to 495 litres depending on the model (E-Hybrid models up to 403 litres) and up to 515 litres in the Panamera Sport Turismo models.
The large, automatic tailgate with individually adjustable opening height is standard in all models. It opens and closes conveniently at the push of a button.
Panamera Executive models.
At the rear, the Panamera Executive models are equipped as standard with electric power seats including seat heating and comfort headrests with contoured side bolsters.
A large rear centre console is optionally available for the Executive models, which offers additional storage space as well as a further smartphone compartment, additional USB interfaces and a 12V and 230V socket.
In conjunction with the large centre console, folding tables for the rear are available on request. When folded, they are concealed in the large centre console. They are folded out mechanically – similar to an aeroplane – and their distance is adjustable.
The LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).
Fitted as standard in the new Panamera GTS, Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models, available on request for the other Panamera models: the LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with dynamic range control, dynamic cornering lights and speed-sensitive headlight range control. For enhanced near-field, lateral and far-field illumination – and added safety.
The LED main headlights with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus).
Even greater foresight is achieved with LED main headlights featuring matrix beam technology. The main headlights with matrix beam strategically deactivate specific segments of the permanent main-beam cone. 84 individually controlled LEDs adapt to the situation ahead by switching off or dimming accordingly. Vehicles in front of you or on the opposite side of the road are dimmed, while the areas in between and next to them are still fully illuminated. To optimise target fixation, not only are the lights selectively dimmed to fade out oncoming vehicles, the area to the right of the light void is lit more brightly for better guidance of the driver's visual attention. Segment-specific dimming of highly reflective traffic signs also acts to avoid driver dazzle. The LED main headlights with matrix beam including PDLS Plus: bright, homogeneous, safe.
BOSE® Surround Sound System.
The Bose® Surround Sound System features 14 amplifier channels. The total output: 710 watts. 14 loudspeakers including a separate subwoofer ensure a balanced, faithfully reproduced acoustic pattern. Bose® SoundTrue® enhancement technology delivers even better audio quality and dynamics for compressed file formats such as MP3. The patented AudioPilot® noise compensation technology continuously measures the ambient noise inside the vehicle and automatically adapts music playback so that a consistent sound is maintained.
Burmester® 3D High-End Surround Sound System.
Quiet, please, as we introduce a total output of 1,455 watts. 21 individually controlled loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 400-watt class D digital amplifier, two-way centre system and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,500cm². The special air motion ribbon tweeters ensure unmistakably fine, clear and undistorted high-frequency sound reproduction with excellent level stability.
Porsche Connect. Your digital co-pilot.
How do you further improve performance? With the right attitude. And the help of Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including online navigation module and Porsche Connect. It puts you in the ideal starting position for any road trip – and any of your goals. With new services and the Porsche Car Connect app, you can synchronise destinations and calendars with your Porsche, plan trips with real-time traffic information and use music services on your smartphone. Be navigated, informed and entertained by your Porsche in real time. The navigation and infotainment package helps you to reach your destination faster, thanks to route calculation with up-to-date online maps. Using the voice recognition interface, you can easily search for information, such as the weather at your destination, or have current news on the economy, politics and sport read aloud to you.
The assistance systems.
You know exactly what you want. You have a clear destination in sight. And you're willing to give it your all. But let's be honest: you wouldn't object to a little support on your way.
Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control.*
Those who drive a Porsche want to drive. The more sporty, more comfortable, more efficient and more safe the drive the better. Porsche InnoDrive supports you when driving in a completely new way. The system enhances adaptive cruise control with additional, innovative functions.
*Porsche InnoDrive supports the driver within the limits of the system. The driver must monitor the driving style at all times and intervene in case of doubt. The system can be overridden by the brake and accelerator pedal at any time. Porsche InnoDrive is not available in some countries.
It predictively optimises your speed. With the aid of high-resolution navigation data and information supplied by the radar and video sensors, Porsche InnoDrive ascertains speed limits and topographical road features, such as gradients or corner radii, along your route even before you reach them – and modifies the gearshift strategy and speed of the Panamera accordingly. For intelligent driving and a clear efficiency advantage.
Traffic Jam Assist.
Another feature of Porsche InnoDrive including adaptive cruise control is Traffic Jam Assist. It eases the burden on the driver when congestion is encountered on major inter-urban roads and motorways.
At speeds of up to approximately 60km/h, the system uses gentle steering inputs to keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane, regulates the distance from vehicles in front and follows the queue ahead where system limitations allow. To do this, Traffic Jam Assist tracks roadway markings and other vehicles on the carriageway. The benefit? Appreciable stress relief and greater comfort on long journeys.
The Head-Up Display is part of the standard equipment for the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid models and is available on request for all other Panamera models. It offers high-quality and full-colour projection of relevant driving information into the driver's field of view. With projection technology, the information is perceived to appear 2.3m in front of the driver. The display position can be adjusted to the driver's height and position in PCM. The driver is less distracted and can pay more attention to the road. Visualised information includes driving speed, engine speed, incoming calls and navigation. Road signs, hazard warnings and Sport Chrono information can also be displayed, depending on the vehicle specification. Displayed content can be individually customised.
The new Panamera GTS models.
If you pursue ambitious goals, you have to remain focused. Concentrate on your strengths. Focus on the essentials. Three letters embody this perfectly and, together with the name Porsche, have become the embodiment of direct, unadulterated driving pleasure: GTS.
The special dynamic of the Panamera GTS models is clear from the first glance – in particular thanks to use of the contrasting colour black. Elements, such as the side window trims, the side air outlets, the logos on the rear end or the tailpipes of the sports exhaust system, are finished in black (high-gloss).
In addition, the lower section of the Sport Design front and rear aprons and the 20-inch Panamera Design wheels are finished in satin black. The Exclusive Design taillights and the characteristic light strip are also tinted. Upon request, LED main headlights in black with matrix beam including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus can also be added.
GTS' logos on the front doors round off the overall sporty image.
On the Panamera GTS and Turbo S, the adaptive rear spoiler splits in two after extending and becomes wider – ensuring an efficient reduction in lift at the rear axle.*
* The Panamera GTS Sport Turismo is equipped with the adaptive roof spoiler.
A special feature that highlights the sports car nature is the naturally aspirated engine character of the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with a linear unleashing of power. There is no performance plateau, as is common with turbo engines today. The sports exhaust system with intensive V8 sound characteristics is a perfect match. The same applies to the sports suspension which is lowered by 10mm and has adaptive air suspension and to a more streamlined set-up specially designed for the Panamera GTS models.
The interior of the Panamera GTS models also reveals their love of sport. The combination of black leather with Alcantara®, adaptive Sports seats with 'GTS' logos on the headrests, as well as decorative trim and door sill guards made of brushed aluminium with black anodised finish are a clear demonstration of this. Even the steering wheel rim of the GT sports steering wheel and the roof lining are finished with Alcantara®.
Another special feature of the Panamera GTS models: the optional equipment package in two contrasting colours. This includes stitching on the dashboard, the door panels, the seats, the armrest in the centre console and the floor mats finished with stitching in Carmine Red or Crayon colour. The headrests of the four seats with the 'GTS' logo are stitched in the same colour. To match: the seat belts are in Carmine Red or Crayon.
The new Panamera E-Hybrid models.
Top endurance athletes – high-end performance meets comfort. The Panamera E-Hybrid models transform travel into sporting events, business into pure pleasure and will change your perception of hybrid technology. Just as it will your everyday life. With system outputs up to 514kW (700PS). Sound good? Keep reading.
All Panamera E-Hybrid models are available as Sport saloon, Executive or Sport Turismo. The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid models with a system output of 340kW (462PS) form the entry level. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid models with a system output of 412kW (560PS) are new additions to the family. At the top: the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid models with 514kW (700PS) system power and a maximum torque of 870Nm.
The total system output is achieved by combining the output of the combustion engine with the electric motor with 100KW (136PS). The internal combustion engine builds up power and torque with increasing speed. The maximum torque of the electric motor is available immediately. The result: the maximum electrical torque is available even at low speeds – for incomparable acceleration from a standing start.