The Panamera is a German vehicle made by Porsche and it is a luxury four door sedan with front based engine and front wheel drive but with AWD option as well. Its name is derived from Carera Panamerican race just like its sibling Porsche Carera. It is speculated that, when it came out, it was long awaited result of Porsche`s 989 concept from late 1980`s, and it made many Porsche fans upset, because it broke its standard of rear-mounted engine, light-weight sport vehicles. Panamera is a full size luxury car for a whole family, weighting near 4.000 pounds, but with its looks it somewhat resembled to the 911 which got really stretched. Needless to say the resemblance between these two stops there, 911 is a sports car with simpler interior pointed towards performance, whilst Panamera has a more than elegant interior filled with top of the line equipment and leather upholstery. Porsche lovers get ready because we are bringing you some specs about 2017 Porsche Panamera.
Interior changes of 2017 Panamera
Germans love their elegant and luxury interiors, especially at Porsche. This 2017 Porsche Panamera isn’t going to be any different. Like the previous model it`s going to be packed with high end equipment, tech stuff as well as top-notch materials for the upholstery. The instrument cluster together with large tachometer and two digital displays is going to be similar to the design theme from the model before, but this time it will be joined together with the latest Apple CarPlay infotainment system from 2017 Porsche 911.
Allegedly the biggest transformation inside the Panamera 2017 is going to be centre console which will swap the current model’s pair of buttons for a new capacitive-touch controls, as well as a new gear shifter. As for the rest of interior don’t expect anything less than the previous model, it will still have highend leather, comfortable IsoFix seats, smooth ride, power steering, power seats, electric windows and AC as standard plus much more.
2017 Porsche Panamera redesign
Exterior of new 2017 Porsche Panamera seems to be unchanged in some parts and slightly updated in other. It has adopted a lot of exterior design philosophy from Panamera Sport Turismo concept with update to the C-pillar and rear quarter window, squared-off trunk aperture, and the four LED accents in the headlights. Front and rear bumper got slightly redesigned together with the square-shaped, quad-exhaust tips but they don’t significantly impact its looks. What will make a lot of distinction from the previous model is, according to talks, a possible increase in its size (wagon body) with a slick Porsche name like Gran Turismo, Estate or similar.
Engine and specs
Engine of the next-gen Panamera is interesting also. New Panemara Turbo will posses 4.0 litter twin-turbo V8 with 550 hp and 567 lb-ft which goes from 0-60 in just 3,6 seconds and reach maximum speed of 190 mph. Panamera 4S will come with 2.9 litter V6 engine that puts 440 hp and pound-feet of torque. This make car to goes from 0-60 in 4,4 seconds and hit a top speed of 180 miles per hour. At last Panamera 4S diesel posses 4.0 litter V8 diesel engine with 422 hp. It goes from 0-60 in 4,5 seconds and hit the top speed of 177 mph. All three versions come with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Release date and price
Release date is heavily speculated but most likely scenario is a debut in October at the 2016 Paris Auto Show and it will hit the market in January 2017.If we talk about price, Panamera 4S will coast $101,040, while the Turbo begins at $147,950.
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