A sports car and luxury saloon
in one, the new Panamera launch phase has officially begun. Porsche India,
marked the introduction of the new generation by unveiling the all-wheel drive
Panamera Turbo to attendees during an exclusive media event at Porsche Centre
Mumbai. The model will also be available as an Executive version featuring a
150 millimetre longer wheelbase and an extended range of equipment.
While the Panamera Turbo will
cost Rs 196,42,000, the Panamera Turbo Executive will cost Rs 208,93,000, ex
showroom Gurugram (Haryana). In its
second generation, the Panamera has been redeveloped down to every last detail.
Modifications have been done to the engine, transmission, chassis and overall
design concept. The new model further extends the boundaries between an
ambitious sports car and a comfortable cruising car with technical highlights
such as rear axle steering, electromechanical roll stabilisation and a
three-chamber air suspension.
In many areas, touch-sensitive
surfaces replace classic hard keys, and high-resolution displays merge into the
interior. The digitalisation of the Porsche interior, which began with the 918
Spyder, is now available in the Stuttgart-based manufacturer’s four-door
New engine and transmission
The Panamera Turbo engine has been redesigned to produce more
power, whilst significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. With
its powerful petrol engine, the Panamera Turbo’s new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
develops 550 hp at 5,750 rpm, with a maximum torque of 770 Nm between 1,960 and
4,500 rpm. It has 30 hp more than its predecessor as well as a torque increase
of 70 Nm. The vehicle accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, whilst with the
Sport Chrono Package the sprint time is down to 3.6 seconds. The new turbo
model features a top speed of 306 km/h and a power-to-weight ratio of just 3.6
kg/hp. A lower combined fuel consumption of 9.4 – 9.3 l/100 km, is up to 1.1
l/100 km less than that of the previous model (NEDC), therefore equating to CO2
emissions of 214 – 212 g/km.
The brand’s first eight-speed
Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission enables an even better gear ratio
spread alongside a reduction in fuel consumption, because the seventh and
eighth gears are designed as engine speed-reducing overdrive gears, meaning the
vehicle reaches its top speed in sixth gear.
Engine response can be further
increased using the optional Mode Switch with the Sport Response Button. The
Mode Switch, which was first introduced in the Porsche 918 Spyder, is an
intuitively operated rotary ring on the steering wheel, which can be used to
activate one of four driving modes (Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual).
Located at the centre of the switch is the Sport Response Button. It can be
used to free up the maximum power potential of the Panamera at the press of a
The Panamera Turbo applies its
power to the road via Porsche Traction Management (PTM) – a permanent, fully
variable all-wheel drive system. Tuned to the specific driving situation, PTM
sensors continually monitor wheel speeds and perfect performance on dry roads
as well as in wet conditions.
Executive version - luxury chauffeur saloon
The Panamera Turbo Executive is equipped with various standard
features, including a large panoramic roof, comfort seats with multi-way
electrical adjustment in the front and rear, and roll-up sun blinds behind the
headrests in the rear. The model also offers four-zone climate control and
ambient lighting as standard.
For enhanced comfort in the
rear, customers can choose from a range of optional equipment, such as the
newly developed large rear centre console, which can also be equipped with two
integrated folding tables. The latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat
Entertainment is available, with the 10.1-inch displays integrated in the
backrests of the front seats that can be detached and used as tablets on the
move outside of the vehicle.