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2015 Porsche Panamera in Riverside

  • Panamera --trim--

    Panamera

    MSRP $89,500

  • Panamera 4

    Panamera 4

    MSRP $94,800

  • Panamera S

    Panamera S

    MSRP $106,600

  • Panamera S E-Hybrid

    Panamera S E-Hybrid

    MSRP $110,000

  • Panamera 4S

    Panamera 4S

    MSRP $112,500

  • Panamera 4S Executive

    Panamera 4S Executive

    MSRP $143,600

  • Panamera GTS

    Panamera GTS

    MSRP $129,400

  • Panamera Turbo

    Panamera Turbo

    MSRP $161,500

  • Panamera Turbo Executive

    Panamera Turbo Executive

    MSRP $184,100

  • Panamera Turbo S

    Panamera Turbo S

    MSRP $206,000

  • Panamera Turbo S Executive

    Panamera Turbo S Executive

    MSRP $229,100

  • Panamera Exclusive Series

    Panamera Exclusive Series

    MSRP $263,900

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2015 Porsche Panamera performance

Performance

The engine generates a power output of 228 kW (310 hp) at 6,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm at 3,750 rpm. The result is a top speed of 259 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds in the Panamera, and a 257 km/h top speed and 6.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h in the Panamera 4.

Direct fuel injection (DFI)
With millisecond precision, DFI injects fuel at up to 120 bar directly into the combustion chamber by means of electromagnetically actuated injection valves.

VarioCam Plus System
VarioCam Plus is a two-in-one engine concept for adjusting the intake and exhaust camshafts and switching the lift of the intake valves.

Exhaust system
The exhaust system of the Panamera models is made from long-life stainless steel. The primary and main catalytic converters heat up rapidly and help to deliver effective emissions control. At high revs and under maximum engine load, the exhaust system of the Panamera Turbo opens flaps for increased throughput and an even more thunderous sound. Available as an option for the Panamera, Panamera 4, Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo is a sports exhaust system featuring unique design tailpipe trims.

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Transmission & Sport Button

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Offering both a manual gearshift and an automatic mode, 7-speed PDK promises to deliver sports performance with efficiency and comfort as well as rapid gear changes with no discernible interruption in the flow of power.

Auto start/stop function
The auto start/stop function switches off the engine as you approach a stopping situation. This fuel-saving system restarts the engine the moment you release the brakes.

Coasting
The coasting function available with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) enables you to save even more fuel where the situation allows.

SPORT button and Sport Chrono
The SPORT button, which is fitted as standard, enables you to select a setup that favours either comfort or sporty performance. At the push of a button, the electronic engine management system switches the engine mapping to offer a sharper response and engine dynamics that are more direct.

The Sport Chrono Package helps to provide an even sportier setup. Included in the package are a digital and analogue stopwatch, the SPORT PLUS button, the longitudinal and lateral acceleration display and a performance display for displaying lap times in the PCM.

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Chassis/Suspension

Steering and Power steering Plus
The steering system with its variable steering ratio is precise and direct. Around the straight ahead position, such as when on the motorway, the ratio is less direct with no loss of agility or feedback from the road. When the steering wheel is turned further, the steering ratio becomes more direct, allowing easier cornering and parking. For even greater driving comfort, speed-sensitive Power steering Plus is available as an option.

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
PASM is an electronic damping control system and it actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on road conditions and driving style. This reduces body movement and therefore increases comfort in all four seats.

Adaptive air suspension
Adaptive air suspension enhances both driving dynamics and comfort at the same time. It comprises a levelling system, a manual lift function, ride-height adjustment capability and the ability to vary the spring rate.

PDCC including PTV Plus
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is an active anti-roll system that anticipates and reduces lateral body movement during cornering manoeuvres.

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)
PSM maintains stability even at the limits of dynamic driving performance. Sensors continuously monitor the direction, speed, yaw velocity and lateral acceleration of the car.

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Lightweight construction, recycling & Environmental protection

Lightweight construction and recycling
Intelligent lightweight construction has been integral to the Porsche identity since the very beginning. For both economical and ecological reasons. This forms the basis for low fuel consumption values in conjunction with outstanding performance.

It is economical thanks to the high proportion of aluminium, plastics and super-high-strength sheet steel used. This is substantially more stable and lighter than conventional steel. All lightweight materials are easily recyclable and each material is labelled to facilitate its separation for recycling. The reduction in the number of plastic variants helps to ensure more efficient recycling. Recycled plastics are used where they meet our exacting technical requirements. As a result, the Panamera models are around 95% recoverable.

Environmental protection
Electromobility is the topic of the day. After all, we are all searching for answers to one of the greatest challenges of our time: how to conserve resources. How can we reduce energy requirements and CO2 emissions? Our answer is e-mobility. In other words, sustainable mobility. Our solution is the Panamera S E-Hybrid. Here, we substitute oil for regenerative electricity and combine high performance with excellent everyday practicality.

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Exterior

With the Panamera models, the proportions and use of form are typical of any Porsche. The wings are higher than the bonnet and they add muscle at the rear.

Visible examples include the enlarged air intakes in the front end. These help to provide optimum cooling of the engine and brakes.

The roof line tapers down to the rear. The rear end contouring is sharper. The rear screen larger, flatter and wider – as is the automatically deploying spoiler. The LED taillights have become narrower and more crisply defined.

Together with the more distinctive powerdome on the bonnet, the sideskirts and exterior mirrors, they lend the Panamera models a more sporty look.

With 17 exterior colours, an extensive range of leather packages, wheels measuring up to 20 inches and many more options, you can lend your model an unmistakable character.

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Wheels + TPM

The Panamera and Panamera 4 are fitted, as standard, with 18-inch Panamera wheels, the Panamera S, 4S and Panamera S E-Hybrid with 18-inch Panamera S wheels. The wheels on all models are lightweight alloys featuring a classic sporty design. Tyre sizes 245/50 ZR 18 and 275/45 ZR 18 are fitted to the front and rear, respectively. The Panamera GTS and Panamera Turbo are equipped with 19-inch Panamera Turbo II wheels as standard. The tyre sizes are 255/45 ZR 19 at the front, 285/40 ZR 19 at the rear. A range of optional 19- and 20-inch wheels is also available.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) sends warnings to the on-board computer's display screen in the event of excessive pressure loss. TPM is standard in all Panamera models.

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Interior

The Panamera models feature an exquisite, clearly structured interior offering a high degree of comfort. Designed for driving pleasure and long journeys, for four occupants and their luggage. The concept may be unorthodox for a saloon, but it's typical of a Panamera.

You choose the colours and materials yourself. An extensive selection of interior colours, interior packages with various woods, aluminium or carbon, and many other personalisation options means that your decision certainly won't be an easy one. But the result will be all the more individual.

Thermally and noise-insulated glass can be fitted as an option, as can dark-tinted privacy glazing which will maintain your privacy and protect the interior from the effects of strong sunlight. Just like the electric roll-up sunblinds in the rear compartment and on the rear side windows.

Optional soft close doors are available for all Panamera models. A closing mechanism integrated in each door lock ensures comfortable and safe closing of all four doors.

Your first impression of the Panamera interior is the generous amount of comfort. The second impression is one of sporty lightness and excellent ergonomics. The five round instruments have an integrated 4.8-inch colour screen. The centre console ascends towards the front, shortening the reach between the steering wheel and the gear selector. All the important controls are arranged into logical groups to give you quick access to important functions without the need to browse through long sub-menus.

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Seating Comfort

Front seats
The front seats with integrated headrests offer a high degree of comfort and hold your body firm during cornering, without restricting your freedom of movement. Seat adjustment is fully electric as standard, with controls on both the driver and front passenger sides for seat height, squab and backrest angle, and fore/aft position. A driver memory package, available as an option, enables the driver's seat and exterior mirror positions to be saved and restored automatically.

Optional comfort memory package and adaptive Sports seats are available.

Rear seats
The rear compartment has two fully independent seats with plenty of leg- and headroom, even for taller passengers. They provide good lateral support, even during fast cornering, with no compromise on comfort. Between the seats is a folding armrest with a handy storage compartment. The backrests fold down individually with a ratio of 40:60 to increase storage capacity or to accommodate larger

Seat heating and ventilation
The front seats of the Panamera S models, the Panamera GTS and the Panamera Turbo feature seat heating as standard (optional for the Panamera and Panamera 4).

Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment
Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment is available as a factory-fitted option from Porsche Exclusive. The system comprises two display consoles, two multimedia players and two wireless infrared headphones.

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Communications

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Communication Management (PCM) is your control centre for audio, navigation and communication functions. It is powerful and multifunctional, yet intuitive to use. The most important component is the 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with graphical user interface. Alternatively, you can operate PCM using separate rotary pushbutton controls. The radio has an FM twin tuner, while the DVD audio drive plays CDs and audio DVDs and is MP3-compatible. A sixdisc CD/DVD autochanger integrated in PCM is available as an option. The optional universal audio interface (USB) allows you to store and play up to 5,000 MP3 files on the 40-GB internal hard drive.

In conjunction with PCM, a total output of 235 watts is produced through a combination of 11 loudspeakers. In the Panamera Turbo, the BOSE® Surround Sound System is fitted as standard and features 14 loudspeakers delivering a total output of 585 watts. For an even greater sound experience, PCM can be combined with the optional Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System to offer over 1,000 watts produced by 16 direct-drive loudspeakers (not for the Panamera S E-Hybrid).

The TV tuner, available as an option for PCM, receives free-to-air analogue and digital television broadcasts.

A navigation module with high-speed hard drive is included with PCM. For route guidance, it is possible to select between a 2D display and a 3D perspective. In some regions, even buildings can be shown in 3D, as can the terrain, the latter superimposed with a satellite map image. Split-screen mode enables you to view two functions at once, such as the current navigation map and list of symbols that represent your next driving instructions. The navigation module also features dynamic route guidance, which recalculates the route in response to official traffic messages (TMC) and information from traffic flow sensors (TMC Pro).

One key function of PCM in the Panamera S E-Hybrid is the graphical display of the hybrid drive system showing the flow of energy in the various modes, such as all-electric mode, e-boost, recuperation or coasting. Another display – ‘Hybrid Zero Emission' – shows you the amount of time, as a proportion of the total driving time, that you have spent driving without the combustion engine.

Standard in the Panamera Turbo, optional for the other Panamera models.

Digital radio

This option enables reception of digital radio broadcasts in the DAB, DAB+ and DMB audio formats, offering far superior sound quality.* Automatic changeover between digital and analogue ensures optimum reception of the selected station.

Voice control system

Do you require navigation assistance, need to make a phone call or simply want to listen to the radio? Then why not just say so? The voice control system for PCM is at your command with support for word-by-word input. Voice control allows the cohesive input of destination addresses, phonebook entries or radio station names. You can also scroll through lists by voice control.

Electronic logbook

An electronic logbook is available for PCM as an option. It automatically logs the mileage, route distance, date, time, starting location and destination for every journey. The software fulfils all statutory requirements for automatic logbooks as specified by the German revenue authorities.

Online services

With the free-to-download Aha Radio app, you can use your smartphone to stream Internet radio, news feeds, podcasts and audiobooks directly to the PCM. Local information, such as hotel and restaurant listings, can be read aloud automatically thanks to the text-to-speech functionality. Point of Interest searches with subsequent direct selection as your navigation destination are also supported. The online content is received by your smartphone and controlled via the PCM.

Universal audio interface

Enhance your CDR audio system or PCM with an optional connectivity package: for the CDR audio system, an AUX port (e.g. to connect a compatible MP3 player); for PCM, an AUX interface and a USB port for connecting your iPod® or iPhone®. Your iPod®, iPhone®, compatible MP3 player or a USB stick connected to the USB interface can be controlled using PCM. Through the USB port, it is possible to transfer up to 5,000 tracks in MP3 format to the 40-GB internal hard drive of PCM, where they can be accessed for direct playback. Playback of recognised podcast and audiobook formats is supported and cover art is displayed.

* Reception is dependent on local network availability.

Telephone module and mobile phone preparation

The quadband GSM telephone module is available as an option for PCM and offers convenience and excellent reception. With a SIM card inserted directly into PCM's integral SIM card reader, calls can be made using either the hands-free facility or the cordless handset. Alternatively, the Bluetooth® capability of a mobile phone can be used to make calls through the SIM Access Profile (SAP). Once automatic pairing is complete, the mobile phone's aerial is switched off to conserve battery charge and the phone operates via the car aerial.

Depending on the type of mobile phone, this gives access not only to the numbers on the SIM card, but also to the phone's internal memory. Also, depending on the phone, it can be controlled using PCM, the multifunction steering wheel or the voice control system without it ever leaving your pocket. In addition, the telephone module enables you to establish a Bluetooth® link with those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). In this case, the GSM connection is always established through the aerial of the mobile phone. PCM acts as a hands-free system and you can leave the mobile phone tucked away.

To make a private call, despite having other passengers in the vehicle, the telephone module includes a Bluetooth® handset with display and keyboard located in the centre console. However, the handset cannot be used for Bluetooth® links established using the Handsfree Profile (HFP).

Mobile phone preparation

An optional mobile phone preparation is available to enable a Bluetooth® connection for those mobile phones that only support the Handsfree Profile (HFP). This function also enables you to leave your mobile phone tucked away. The CDR audio system and PCM can be used to control only the basic functions of the mobile phone and the GSM connection is established through the mobile phone's aerial.

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Sound

BOSE® Surround Sound-System

The BOSE® Surround Sound System is compatible with Porsche Communication Management (PCM) as well as the CDR and CDR Plus audio systems. The system comprises nine amplifier channels. Its 14 loudspeakers and 200-watt active subwoofer deliver a balanced acoustic pattern and transform your Panamera into a concert hall. Total output: 585 watts (Panamera S E-Hybrid: 160-watt active subwoofer, 545-watt total output).

In combination with PCM, the BOSE® Surround Sound System enables audio playback of DVDs. Of course, you can still play other audio sources such as CDs and MP3s. In stereo, or at the push of a button, in one of the virtual surround modes generated by BOSE® Centerpoint® 2. The patented AudioPilot® Noise Compensation Technology uses a microphone to continuously measure all the noises inside the vehicle and adapts music playback automatically so that a consistent sound is maintained – whatever the driving conditions and in real time.

The result is a balanced, faithfully reproduced sound and a captivating 360° acoustic experience delivered to all four seat positions.

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

The sound developed by our research centre in Weissach is amplified by a sound from Berlin. We're referring to Burmester®, one of the most respected manufacturers of high-end audio equipment worldwide, and the Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System, which is available as an option in combination with the CDR audio system or PCM. The technologies behind the system are from the finest of the premium home audio systems that Burmester® has to offer, and it owes its eminence to countless details, and one goal: perfection in sound.

The system has 16 amplifier channels with a total output of more than 1,000 watts, 16 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 300-watt class D amplifier, a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,400 cm², and a frequency response of 30 Hz to 20 kHz. Crossover technology has been carried over more or less unmodified from the home audio sector. Analogue and digital filters have been optimally defined for their installation location and finely tuned after extensive in-car audio testing. Ribbon tweeters have been used for unmistakably fine, clear and undistorted high-frequency sound reproduction with excellent level stability. All loudspeaker housings are perfectly matched and deliver superior bass foundation, definition and impulse accuracy. As yet unequalled, the result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume. The elegantly pure design with galvanised surrounds and Burmester® logos on selected loudspeakers make it clear that the appeal of the Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System is as much about the visual as it is the audio. Sound and style without compromise.

Optional for all Panamera models except the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

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Steering wheels

The multifunction steering wheel is standard in all models and available on request for the Panamera GTS – at no extra cost. It features two ergonomic gearshift switches for manual gear selection and offers convenient control of audio, telephone and navigation functions as well as the on-board computer. In conjunction with PDK and the Sport Chrono Package, you will find an additional display above the airbag module for the SPORT and SPORT PLUS modes and the Launch Control function.

The SportDesign steering wheel with gearshift paddles is fitted as standard in the Panamera GTS and available as an option for all other models. It is distinguished by its striking dual-arm design. Upon request, it is possible to have the SportDesign steering wheel finished in black Alcantara.

Entry & Drive

Standard in the Panamera Turbo and optional for the other models: Porsche Entry & Drive â€" recognisable by the chrome surfaces on the door handles. Who needs a car key? As soon as you touch the door handle, Porsche Entry & Drive checks the encrypted access code on the key in your pocket. Once the key is validated, the door unlocks. The vehicle can then be started or switched off using the electronic ignition switch. To lock the vehicle, you simply press a button on the outside of the door handle. Porsche Entry & Drive then locks the vehicle and activates the engine immobiliser and steering column lock.

Luggage compartment

The Panamera models offer 445 litres of luggage space (except the Panamera S E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo). The Panamera S E- Hybrid provides you with 335 litres of luggage compartment capacity, and the Panamera Turbo 432 litres. All models offer enough room for four suitcases from the Porsche Driver's Selection range – colour coordinated with the exterior colour of your Panamera if you wish.

The automatic rear hatch with customisable opening angle is fitted as standard to all models. It closes conveniently at the push of a button.

By no means a common feature in this vehicle class is the fully or split-folding rear seats. The cargo position offers 1,263 litres of space (except in the Panamera S E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo). In conjunction with the BOSE® Surround Sound System or Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System, there are 1,250 litres – including the Panamera Turbo – and 1,153 litres in the Panamera S E-Hybrid. A ski bag is available as an option and, to accommodate it, the centre section between the rear seats folds separately. To protect from prying eyes, the luggage compartment can be covered with the removable roller cover which is provided as standard.

The fixed luggage compartment cover is available as an option. For extra protection for the luggage compartment, this cannot be removed until the rear hatch is opened. A roll-up sunblind offered as an option is compatible with either luggage cover. Controlled electrically, it can be raised behind the rear seats for extra privacy.

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Lighting concept

A standard feature of the Panamera Turbo is the LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).

The other Panamera models are equipped, as standard, with Bi-Xenon main headlights, including integrated daytime running lights, each with four LED spotlights. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) is included for the Panamera GTS. The headlight units can also be finished in black.

Automatic headlight activation is standard in all models and switches the lights on automatically when it starts to get dark, and switches them off automatically too. The ‘Welcome Home' function switches on the daytime running lights and the taillights for a user-defined period, for example to light the way to your front door.

Adaptive LED brake lights are fitted as standard and pulsate in the event of panic braking, thereby alerting following traffic more quickly to a critical situation.

Porsche Dynamic Light System

The Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) is standard in the Panamera Turbo and Panamera GTS, and available on request for the other models.

Its dynamic cornering light function swivels the main headlights towards the inside of the bend, based on the steering angle and driving speed. The static cornering lights activate the auxiliary headlights so as to illuminate more of the road at tight bends and turns. In addition, beam distribution is continuously adapted to the driving speed and prevailing light conditions.

Another feature, the adverse weather function, is activated whenever the rear fog light is switched on. It improves safety by reducing the dazzle and providing better illumination of the kerbside.

Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)

Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+) is available as an option for the Panamera Turbo – and available only in conjunction with LED main headlights for all other models. Not only does PDLS+ offer all the functions of PDLS, it also features a dynamic main beam and an intersection assistant function.

The dynamic main beam is activated from a speed of 65 km/h and detects vehicles driving in front as well as oncoming traffic. The intensity and range of the light cone is therefore adapted to the prevailing situation.

With the intersection assistant function, intersections and T junctions are recognised based on the navigation data of PCM. For optimum illumination of intersections, the system automatically switches on the left and right cornering lights. At a T junction, only the static cornering light on the same side as the emerging traffic is switched on.

LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)

Available on request: LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+). The inner workings of each headlight comprise two light units in a stepped arrangement. The daytime running lights, each with four LED spotlights forming a continuous ring of light, are integrated into the headlights – a design feature that reinforces the imposing appearance of the Panamera models.

The LED beam is remarkably powerful and provides excellent illumination of the road. Thanks to the optimum balance between short and long distance lighting with side illumination, the similarity in colour to daylight and low light scatter, the driver's eyes tire less quickly than with other systems.

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Braking system

The Panamera models have a braking system equipped with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear. The brake calipers on the Panamera and Panamera 4 are finished in black; on the Panamera S models, they are silvercoloured; on the Panamera S E-Hybrid they are Acid Green, and on the Panamera GTS and Panamera Turbo they are red.

The brake discs are slotted and internally vented for enhanced braking performance – even under extreme conditions – and rapid heat dispersal. The brake discs on the Panamera Turbo and Panamera GTS have a diameter of 390 mm at the front and 350 mm at the rear, whilst on the other Panamera models the discs are 360 mm in diameter at the front and 330 mm at the rear.

The electric parking brake, which you can activate and deactivate manually, releases automatically as you pull away. Thanks to the hold function, you can pull away without ever rolling back.

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

On request, your Panamera can be fitted with a braking system that has proven itself on the racetrack: the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB). The cross-drilled ceramic brake discs on the Panamera Turbo and Panamera GTS have a diameter of 410 mm at the front and 350 mm at the rear.

The other models feature discs with a diameter of 390 and 350 mm at the front and rear, respectively.

PCCB is characterised by its low thermal expansion under heavy braking, which helps to prevent deformation. Furthermore, the ceramic brake discs are totally resistant to corrosion and offer better noise-damping properties.

The key advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of similar design and size. Although enhanced performance and fuel economy are very noticeable benefits: above all, it represents a major reduction in unsprung and rotating masses. That means better handling, better road holding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads.

In addition to the regular servicing work performed within the standard service intervals, additional servicing should be performed if used on the racetrack.

Optional for the Panamera Turbo and Panamera GTS in conjunction with 20-inch wheels; for other Panamera models, only compatible with 19-inch wheels or larger.

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Airbags and seat belt system

All Panamera models are fitted, as standard, with full-size driver and front passenger airbags. Depending on the severity and type of accident, they are inflated in two stages. In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort to the occupants.

As well as knee airbags for driver and front passenger, the Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP) is also fitted as standard.

This comprises side airbags in the front seats, curtain airbags along the entire roof frame and the side windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar, and side impact protection elements in the doors. Side airbags in the rear compartment are available as an option. Also featured as standard are an energy-absorbing steering column, automatic three-point seat belts, belt height adjustment and seat belt force limiters in the front, and seat belt pretensioners front and rear. A rollover sensor automatically activates the curtain airbags and seat belt pretensioners if the vehicle threatens to overturn.

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Assistance systems

ParkAssist is standard in all Panamera models. With six sensors at the front and four sensors at the rear, the system audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected behind the vehicle. An intermittent warning tone increases in rapidity as the obstacle is approached.

The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning in the central display screen which provides a graphical representation of the vehicle's proximity to obstacles.

Reversing camera

The optional reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and manoeuvring and also assists in hitching a trailer. Help is provided in the form of the camera image and the dynamic, superimposed guidelines on the PCM screen, which illustrate the predicted course of the vehicle given the current position of the steering wheel.

Surround View

The optionally available Surround View system supplements the reversing camera with three more high-resolution cameras – one in the front apron and one in each lower trim of the exterior mirrors. Based on the information supplied by all four cameras, the system generates a virtual bird's eye view of the car and displays it on the PCM screen. This provides additional assistance to the driver when parking and manoeuvring because even low-level obstacles to the front and side of the vehicle can be detected. It is also possible to switch between various camera views to improve visibility, e.g. at narrow exits.

Cruise control

Cruise control is fitted as standard for added driver comfort on long stretches of road. Cruise control operates in the 30 to 240 km/h speed range and is selected using a button on the steering column control stalk.

Adaptive cruise control including Porsche Active Safe (PAS)

Available as an option, this enhanced version of cruise control regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor inside in the front end scans the road ahead up to a distance of 200 m. Imagine you've selected a cruising speed but have begun to gain on the vehicle in front because it is driving more slowly – the system reduces the speed of your vehicle by restricting throttle or gently applying the brakes until your chosen distance from the vehicle in front is maintained. For safety reasons, the driver should always be prepared to intervene manually if heavier braking is required.

If the vehicle ahead slows further, adaptive cruise control will decelerate your Panamera accordingly – even down to a halt. As soon as the road ahead clears, your vehicle will accelerate back up to the cruising speed originally set. Selectable cruising speeds range from 30 to 210 km/h. To pull away after an automatic stop, simply press the control lever or depress the accelerator pedal. If desired, the driver can enable the integrated stop-and-go function, which automates stopping and pulling away in congested traffic.

Safety is further improved by Porsche Active Safe (PAS). If you are approaching the vehicle in front too quickly, you will be prompted to take the necessary action by an audible and visual warning as well as a jolt of the brakes. The system may also intervene with targeted braking applications and act to boost brake pressure as the situation demands, even to the point of the maximum braking force that the system is able to provide.

Lange Change Assist

The optional Lane Change Assist uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of your vehicle and the blind spots on either side. Above a speed of 30 km/h, the system issues a visual warning signal in the exterior mirrors whenever a vehicle rapidly approaches your vehicle from behind or enters one of your blind spots. This improves comfort and safety, particularly on motorways. However, LCA does not actively intervene to control the vehicle and can be deactivated at any time.

Lane Departure Warning

A camera inside the rear-view mirror casing monitors the road surface in front of the vehicle. When activated, the system will sound a warning tone whenever you steer towards a divider line marking and threaten to leave the current lane without indicating.

Speed limit indicator

The speed limit indicator (only in conjunction with PCM) is available for all models. A camera inside the rear-view mirror casing identifies traffic signs such as speed limits and ‘no overtaking' zones (start and end). The speed limit or overtaking restriction is displayed to the driver via the instrument cluster and PCM. The advantage over information stored in the navigation database is that even temporary speed restrictions can be detected.

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Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.

Engine PDK
Layout / number of cylinders 6
Displacement 3.6 Liters
Engine layout Front engine / rear wheel drive
Power 310 hp
at rpm 6,200 1/min
Max. torque (lb.-ft.) 295
at rpm 3,750 1/min
Compression ratio 12,5 : 1
Fuel consumption PDK
City 18 mpg
Highway 28 mpg
Performance PDK
Top Track Speed 160.9 mph
0 - 60 mph 6.0 sec (5.7 sec w/ Sport Chrono)
Transmission PDK
Driveline layout Rear wheel drive
Automatic transmission 7-speed dual clutch transmission Porsche Doppelkupplung PDK
Body PDK
Length 197.44 in.
Width (w/ mirrors folded) 76.02 in.
Height 55.8 in.
Wheelbase 114.96 in.
Drag coefficient (Cd) 0.30
Curb weight 3,902 lbs
Capacities PDK
Fuel tank 21.1 gal.
Price PDK
MSRP $ 89,500
Tyre identification
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