Keep your eyes out for some awesome new models in the Porsche Panamera range. A Panamera Diesel is now available. Also, a Porsche Panamera Hybrid has to be the most fun you can get in a car of this type. There are also the AWD models that hold the road like glue. Take your pick!
Grand Touring on the open road makes for one of the best holidays you can get. Sinking back into the beautifully crafted Porsche Panamera leather interior and soaking in the Australian landscape goes one better and definitely makes for some great moments.
What you can do in the brilliantly crafted Panamera is take your best friends along for the ride as well. Boasting extra seats in the rear means that you can have the speed of a 911 with the practicality of a four seater. Luxurious comfort and space for four occupants doesn’t get much better than this. The two individual seats in the rear compartment fold separately or jointly, increasing luggage capacity to 1,250 litres. Automatic climate control is standard. Three interior colours are available for the partial leather interior. Even in the base model the seat surfaces, inner backrest surfaces and side bolsters, door handles, door armrests and armrest section of the centre console are finished in embossed leather, while the gear lever or selector and steering wheel rim are in smooth-finish leather. You’ll find a very touchable three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel, black dial faces and interior trims in high-gloss black. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module is standard on all models. This unit is compatible with the standard BOSE surround sound system. Optional, is the awesome BURMESTER high end surround sound system.
This is the sexiest four-seater Grand Tourer around that offers incredible speed, safety and handling. You can enjoy the premium levels of comfort, performance and roadholding in the new Panamera and Panamera 4 models. For those who like more performance, the S, and 4S models should suffice with 500 Nm and 294 kW. The range topper is the Porsche Panamera Turbo S. A 0-100 km/h time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 306 km/h are, well… quite sparkling, really.
A sizable boot, four doors, a luxury interior and a low slung exterior make the sedan unmistakably Porsche. What could possibly be more enticing for the discerning gentleman who loves to drive quickly and who may have a small family onboard? The Panamera may yet become Porsche’s best ever vehicle.
Inside the Porsche Panemera, you will find very comfortable seating for four tall adults. Stretching out and relaxing in such fabulous style is very much a treat. The leather seats are gorgeous, and there are even plenty of storage compartments through out the cabin. Onboard TV can be enjoyed by back seat passengers. Satellite navigation, electric windows, a premium audio surround sound system, cruise control, dual climate control, a touch screen control panel – you name it, and it is bound to be included on the list.
The Panamera is a top of the line luxury sports car from the German car manufacturer Porsche, and really you need to have plenty of cash around to afford one. The build quality is therefore second to none. Variants of the Panamera range include the Porsche Panamera S and Porsche Panamera Turbo versions. The differences essentially lie beneath the bonnet.
There are a number of engines on offer. Starting the charge is the six-cylinder, 220 kW Panamera with a top speed of 259 km/h. Next in line is the 184 kW Diesel that runs up to a top speed of 242 km/h. You’ll get places quickly in the Porsche Panamera S which boasts 294 kW and a top speed of 283 km/h. Like it with all-wheel-drive? Then the Porsche Panamera 4 has 220 kW and a top speed of 257 km/h. 294 kW match up with a top speed of 282 km/h in the Porsche Panamera 4S. 279 kW and 270 km/h don’t seem to match up with the word hybrid, however with Porsche’s Panamera Hybrid it does. To the real quicks: the Porsche Panamera Turbo boasts 368 kW and 303 km/h, while the AWD Porsche Panamera Turbo S is phenomenally quick – 405 kW, 306 km/h and 3.8 seconds from a standstill to 100 km/h.
The Porsche Panamera can be fitted with the seven-speed PDK transmission but otherwise the car comes standard with a very slick six-speed manual. The Panamera Turbo and Turbo S boasts the seven-speed PDK transmission that offers faultless gear changes in seemingly gentle progression. Plant the right boot, and the Porsche Panamera will fly. Four seconds is all it takes for the Porsche Panamera Turbo to hit 100 km/h from a standstill.
On the road, the car reigns supreme in the handling stakes. Sport Plus mode boasts a very sporty taut suspension setting that delivers some of the best handling characteristics that any car can offer. Sport mode is still very grippy whilst remaining a little more forgiving over bumpy surfaces. The air suspension works a charm and is simplistic to operate via a button selection located on the centre console next to the gear lever. The chunky steering wheel fits very nicely in the hands and the driving position is comfortable and snugly supportive. Carbon ceramic brakes, magnetic handling and a V8 growl create a driving sensation that no other sedans can match.
The exterior styling is suave and sexy, and there are plenty of curves and bulges in all the right places. I would have to rate the Panamera’s nice looks with designs from Aston Martin and Jaguar.
You will have a small wait before the Panamera swings over to Australia. But keep your ears open and be ready to bag a test drive.
The current model series includes the:
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