Following countless the German automaker has finally revealed officially the second-generation Panamera sedan, complete with turbocharged engines across the entire range.
We already know what the Panamera looked like on the outside and even on the inside thanks to those numerous leaks, but the official discovery is also important because it brings the first official set of pictures and even more importantly the official information. The Panamera now has turbocharged powertrains across the range, and also each and every Panamera will use all-wheel drive and an eight-speed dual clutch transmission. But let’s start with the obvious – the continuation design. The Panamera adopts an evolutionary approach, aiming to smoothen and sleek out the previous generation in order to alleviate complaints. So, the main course of action is the Panamera looking like a bigger 911 – with its overall dimensions also slightly gaining some size – 30 millimeters (1.2 inches) more for the wheelbase and some 34 mm (1.3 in) of overall length.
Moving inside the cabin, the automaker opted for an almost complete departure from the previous iteration this time, with a high tech feel for the assembly. There are two seven-inch digital displays on each side of the analog tachometer in the instrument cluster. The center stack gets a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a bevy of capacitive buttons are located on the center console. And even rear passengers get their own set of infotainment and climate controls. Aside from the new powertrains, who will be discussed in a second, the Panamera is a large sedan that gets a plethora of options. There’s an updated form of the adaptive air suspension now with a new three-chamber design, and owners can go 911 on the Panamera and opt for the new rear-axle steering system. The brand is also delivering an all-new InnoDrive system, which combines navigation data, radar, and video. According to Porsche, the driver will thus get the perfect throttle and gear selection for the upcoming three kilometers (1.9 miles) of road.
Moving on to the engines, the Panamera 4S will be treating owners to a biturbo 2.9-liter V6 churning out 434 horsepower (324 kilowatts) and 406 pound-feet of torque (550 Newton-meters). Go for the Sport Chrono Package and the 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) sprint is done in 4.2 seconds. Next up the ladder is the Panamera Turbo, which comes with the all new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 pushing 542 hp (404 kW) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm). This enables an acceleration time of 3.6 seconds. We also have the Panamera 4S Diesel, which goes directly for a biturbo V8 delivering 416 hp (324 kW) and a torquetastic 627 lb-ft (850 Nm). That’s enough to reach 62 mph in 4.3 seconds, again with the Sport Chrono option installed. The Panamera is already available on order across Europe, with home market prices kicking off at 113,027 euros ($125,330) including VAT for the 4S, 116,954 euros ($129,685) for the 4S Diesel, and 153,011 euros ($169,653) for the Turbo.