The German automaker has decided to extensively enlarge the Panamera family in time for the North American introduction at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where base Panamera and Panamera 4 versions will be joined by the flagship Executive extended wheelbase version.
Just like in the past, the second generation Panamera is also set to receive a more spacious variant with an extended wheelbase that will have passengers in the back rejoice. The regular Panamera is 2,950 mm long between the front and rear wheels, and now the Executive version adds another 150 mm for a 3,100 mm wheelbase. Inside, the Executive also comes with an optional larger rear center console with two built-in folding tables, or you can go all out with the rear seat entertainment system. This one has dual 10.1-inch tablets integrated in the front seats’ backrests, which are also detachable.
Given its Executive nature, the model has amenities such as a large panoramic roof, heated front and rear seats with electrical adjustment, and roll-up sunblind behind the rear seats. It also packs the adaptive air suspension with electronically-controlled damper system. The “Executive” is available for the Panamera 4, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, Panamera 4S and of course the great Panamera Turbo. When selecting the 4S or the Turbo and standard features also include soft-close doors and rear-axle steering while the Turbo also packs full-LED adaptive headlights, LED ambient lighting, and four-zone climate control.
There are also two new versions – the Panamera and Panamera 4 – which pack a turbocharged V6 engine churning out 330 horsepower (243 kilowatts) delivered to one or both axles. This is a “completely redeveloped” entry-level engine – and in both cases has 20 hp (15 kW) over its predecessor and a 1 liter / 100 km better fuel consumption.