All Panamera models are equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). This active all-wheel drive with electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch ensures the optimum distribution of drive force whatever the driving situation – for excellent acceleration power on long straights, through tight corners and on road surfaces with varying grip.
PASM is an electronic damping control system. It actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. The effect is to reduce vehicle body movement and thereby improve comfort in all four seats.
During low-speed maneuvers, the system steers the rear wheels in the opposite direction to that of the front wheels. This has the virtual effect of shortening the wheelbase. The turning circle is reduced, agility is increased and parking becomes noticeably easier to manage. During high-speed maneuvers, the system steers the rear wheels in the same direction as that of the front wheels. This virtual extension of the wheelbase increases driving stability.
The silhouette and proportions of the new Panamera models are more Porsche than ever. Clearly perceived rounded transitions, powerful muscles and a sharpened sports car silhouette emphasize the precision of the new design.
We rise to the challenge we’re given. The same applies to the wheel dimensions of the new Panamera. The tires are wider, the contact surface larger – for enhanced performance under acceleration and braking. As of now, optional sizes of up to 21 inches are available from a range of wheel designs, assuring you of a grand appearance. The Panamera models are equipped as standard with 19-inch wheels. The material? Alloy, of course. The design? Classic and sporty. A choice of other 19-, 20- and 21-inch wheels is available on request.
The tinted glass panels of the new panoramic sunroof on the Panamera models create a particularly bright and pleasant lighting mood in the interior. The two-piece panoramic sunroof can be tilted and opened electrically at the front.
Quiet, please, as we introduce a total output of 1,455 watts, 21 individually controlled loudspeakers including an active subwoofer with 400-watt class D digital amplifier, two-way center system and a total diaphragm surface area of more than 2,500 cm². 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. The result is a natural and richly textured spatial sound, even at top volume. Particularly impressive is the new 3D sound experience, created by the loudspeakers integrated into the roof pillars and by the use of a special 3D algorithm.
Analog meets digital: the new instrument cluster of the Panamera models is reminiscent of Porsche motorsport history – and, at the same time, it is as modern as only it can be. In the middle and in direct view of the driver is the analog tachometer, its needle integral to its truly classic design. To the left and right, two high-resolution displays provide you with a variety of information as and when you need it, such as the navigation map or Night Vision Assist. On the left-hand side of the tachometer is the speedometer. In its center, you can see data relating to adaptive cruise control, for example. In the display field on the outer left, you can choose to show the speed limit indicator, traffic sign recognition or the external temperature. On the right-hand side, the possibilities are even more varied. The inside display field is occupied by information from the on-board computer, the fuel gauge or the residual range. In the field on the outside right, you can see the time. And there’s also the option of viewing the map of the navigation system.
Adrenaline at the push of a button: the Sport Chrono Package offers an even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine and transmission. The kit includes a digital and analog stopwatch, a graphic in the instrument cluster showing longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and a performance display for viewing lap times in Porsche Communication Management (PCM). What’s new is the mode switch on the steering wheel with SPORT Response button, derived from the 918 Spyder. Four driving modes are available to choose from: ‘Normal’, ‘SPORT’, ‘SPORT PLUS’ and ‘Individual’ – for an even more personalized driving style.
Night View provides the driver with information even beyond the range of the headlights. An infrared camera detects pedestrians or large wildlife before they are illuminated by the headlights. A thermal image in the instrument cluster warns the driver: the detected person or animal is highlighted in yellow – or in red and accompanied by an audible signal if within the critical range in front of the vehicle.
ParkAssist is fitted in all Panamera models and audibly alerts the driver to the presence of obstacles detected to the front and rear of the vehicle. The audible alert is supplemented by a visual warning on the central display screen. The reversing camera facilitates precise reverse parking and maneuvering. 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.
This system regulates the speed of your Panamera fully independently in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. Radar sensors on the front end scan the road ahead. Let’s 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 restored. our Panamera now continues to maintain this distance from the vehicle ahead. If it brakes even more, Adaptive Cruise Control will reduce your speed 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.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Number of cylinders||8|
|@ rpm||5,750 - 6,000 rpm|
|Compression ratio||10.1 : 1|
|City (estimate)||18 mpg|
|Highway (estimate)||25 mpg|
|Combined (estimate)||21 mpg|
|Top Track Speed||190 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.6 sec (3.4 sec w/ Sport Chrono)|
|Driveline layout||All-wheel drive|
|PDK||Standard / 8 speed|
|Luggage compartment volume||17.6 cu.-ft. (seats up) / 52.6 cu.-ft. (seats folded)|
|Fuel tank||23.7 gal.|
|Width (w/ mirrors folded)||85.2 in. (76.3 in.)|
|Drag coefficient (Cd)||0.30|
|Curb Weight||4365 lbs|