With millisecond precision, DFI injects fuel at up to 1,740 psi directly into the combustion chamber by means of electromagnetically actuated injection valves. DFI also improves the internal cooling of the combustion chamber by having the mixture prepared directly in the cylinder. The higher compression ratio helps to deliver more output at the same time as enhanced engine efficiency.
The efficient 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine with four overhead camshafts benefits from a lightweight construction. A balance shaft reduces vibrations and ensures excellent smooth running. Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), VarioCam Plus and integrated dry-sump lubrication are fitted as standard. A coasting function and Auto Start Stop function are also provided. The engine generates a power output of 310 hp at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 295 lb.-ft. at 3750 rpm. The result is a top track speed of 160 mph and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds in the new Panamera and a 159 mph top track speed and 5.8 seconds from 0 to 60 mph in the new Panamera 4.
Adaptive air suspension enhances both driving dynamics and comfort at the same time. It comprises a leveling system, a manual lift function, ride-height adjustment capability and the ability to vary the spring rate. The purpose of the leveling system is to keep the vehicle level constant automatically, regardless of load distribution. For manuevering, the manual lift function enables you to raise the vehicle body by 20 mm to avoid the risk of grounding.
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is an active anti-roll system that anticipates and reduces lateral body movement during cornering manoeuvres. In addition, it minimises the lateral instability of the vehicle on uneven ground. PTV Plus – in combination with PDCC – enhances driving dynamics as well as stability. As a function of steering angle and steering speed, accelerator pedal position, yaw rate and vehicle speed, it is able to improve steering response and steering precision by specific braking of the right or left rear wheel.
With the new Panamera models, the proportions and use of form are typical of any Porsche. The wings are higher than the hood and they add muscle at the rear. The roof line tapers down to the rear. Visible examples include, the restyled and once again enlarged air intakes in the front end. These help to provide optimum cooling of the engine and brakes. The fact that they also look great is a welcome bonus. The rear end has been restyled; its lines sharpened. The rear screen is larger and flatter. It is also wider, just like the automatically deploying spoiler. The LED taillights have become narrower and more crisply defined. Seen from the rear, the new Panamera models look more modern and boast tauter proportions.
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. Tire sizes 245/50 ZR 18 and 275/45 ZR 18 are fitted to the front and rear, respectively. The Panamera GTS and the Panamera Turbo models are equipped with 19-inch Panamera Turbo II wheels as standard. The tire 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. All 19-inch wheels come with all seasons as standard. Summer tires are available as a no cost option. Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sends warnings to the on-board computer’s display screen in the event of excessive pressure loss.
Standard in all new Panamera models: Bi-Xenon™ headlights featuring automatic, dynamic range adjustment and integral daytime running lights with four LED spotlights in each headlight. On the new Panamera GTS, the headlight units are finished in black. Its dynamic cornering light function swivels the headlights towards the inside of the corner, based on the steering angle and driving speed. The static cornering lights activate the auxiliary headlights in order to illuminate more of the road at tight curves and turns. In addition, beam distribution is continuously adapted in line with driving speed and prevailing light conditions. Automatic headlight activation is standard in all models and switches the lights on automatically when it gets dark. The lighting system also includes an automatic switch-off feature and the ‘Welcome Home’ function – a customizable delayed switch-off timer that keeps the daytime running lights and the taillights switched on until you reach your front door.
The Panamera models offer 15.7 cu. ft. of luggage space (except the Panamera S E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo models). The Panamera S E-Hybrid provides you with 11.8 cu.ft. of luggage compartment capacity, and the Panamera Turbo models 15.2 cu.ft. All models offer enough room for four suitcases from the Porsche Driver’s Selection range – color coordinated with the exterior color of your Panamera if you wish. The power lift gate with customizable opening angle is fitted as standard to all models. It closes conveniently at the push of a button.
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(R).
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. It is compatible with all popular media formats (e.g. CD, DVD, MP3) and features user-friendly touchscreens. It is also possible to connect two separate, individually selectable AV sources, such as a games console or digital camera. Each containing a swiveling 7-inch TFT screen, the screen consoles are finished in leather in the interior color and mounted on the front seat backrests.
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. 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. As yet unequalled, the result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume.
All Panamera models are fitted as standard with full-size driver and front passenger airbags. 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 standard.
All Panamera models are protected by an immobilizer and an alarm system including ultrasonic interior surveillance. The system secures all four doors, the hood, the rear hatch, the passenger compartment, the ignition, the steering column.
The Panamera models have a braking system equipped with six-piston aluminum 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 silver colored; 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. The electric parking brake, which you can activate and deactivate manually, releases automatically as you pull away.
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. PSM improves traction under acceleration on inconsistent road surfaces. When SPORT PLUS mode is selected on the Sport Chrono Package, the PSM intervention threshold is raised to give sporty drivers greater freedom to assert their own driving style.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Engine layout||Front Engine / Rear wheel drive|
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||V engine / 6|
|@ rpm||6200 rpm|
|Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||76.02 in.|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30|
|Curb weight||3,902 lbs|
|Towing capacity (braked / unbraked)|
|City (estimate)||18 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||28 mpg|
|Top Track Speed||160.9 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||6.0 sec (5.7 sec w/ Sport Chrono)|
|PDK||Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), 7-speed transmission|
|Fuel tank||21.1 gal.|