Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Porsche | posted June 29, 2016 09:38
Comes with new twin-turbo engines and an 8-speed PDK II
Porsche has officially taken the covers off the 2017 Panamera during its global debut in Berlin on June 28, which was attended by 300 international media representatives and personalities from business, sports and the entertainment industry.
‘Redeveloped’ from the ground up, the 2017 Porsche Panamera now comes with new twin-turbo engines and made more powerful by the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II). Together, the new engine and transmission make the Panamera 16-percent more fuel-efficient based on the New European Driving Cycle.
The 2017 Panamera will come with two engine options – the 446 PS Panamera 4S and the 558 PS Panamera Turbo which both come with all-wheel drive as standard equipment.
To give a better distinction between a soft ride and a sporty performance, the 2017 Panamera now offers a new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control Chassis Management System, among many other performance-enhancing and safety systems.
Inside the 2017 Panamera is the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit that comes with smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens. It also comes with the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM 4.1) that offers an ‘entirely new range of connectivity by its intelligent digital functions and online services.’
"We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport sedans with the Panamera. Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. The new model represents a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies. Furthermore, we are now manufacturing the second generation of the vehicle entirely at our Leipzig production site. To this end, we have invested a sum of 500 million Euros – which includes a completely new body manufacturing facility," said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG.
"An observer will immediately recognize the coupé-like roof line, but it is much 'faster', even more dynamic and includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more. The new Panamera can be identified as a Panamera at first glance, but also as the new Panamera. Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses have been eradicated and above all its distinctive character has been preserved," said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche AG.