The second generation of the Porsche Panamera has been unveiled in Berlin and to witness the world premiere of the car over 300 international media representatives along with guests from sports and business made their presence at the event. Porsche will launch the two versions of the Panamera - Turbo and the 4S.
During the unveiling of the 2017 Porsche Panamera, Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, said, “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.”
Dynamically, the new Panamera is comfortable to that of the 911 but versus the old car, it sits 35mm longer, 5mm wider and 5mm taller overall, and to give it a more fastback look, the rear of the roof has been dropped by 20mm, a good headroom even for a six-footer in the rear row along with a boot space of 495-litre. For that amazing ride and agile handling, the Panamera now gets the new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system.
Inside, it comes with the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit and the company is also introducing a future-oriented display and control concept. Furthermore, it also gets a new interior design twin 7-inch LCD instrument screens with12.3-inch main touchscreen, and touch-sensitive zones for the climate, a new Porsche Communication Management, while Porsche Connect is also being introduced that adds digital services and apps such as those used to control certain vehicle functions remotely by smartphone.
Mechanically, Porsche Panamera is power packed with completely new range of engines - a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 unit that is capable to pump out 440HP and 449 Nm of torque, incorporated in the 4S variant, while the Panamera Turbo boasts a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 that is good to develop with 550HP and 768 Nm, where both the models comes connected to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II), which is up to 16 percent more fuel-efficient transmitting power to all-wheels that comes as standard.