A few years ago, everything to do with the sedan suddenly changed. Large, cumbersome, and thickly padded instantly seemed like outdated qualities. And on the road, something fast and dynamic began happening: a sports car came along. A sports car with four seats, an unmistakable silhouette, and performance figures associated only with a Porsche.
The Panamera. It changed everything. For drivers of sedans first and foremost. Sporting spirit—in business and in personal life—found its automotive counterpart. The courage to perform found a matching performer.
If more horsepower, better handling, and incredible speed is what you’re looking for in the sports car of your dreams then you’ve considered the correct option. The Porsche Panamera offers all that and more. What truly sets the Panamera apart from the competition is it’s advanced technology, unmatched quality, and prestige that stands on its own. Backed by German engineering and impeccable powertrain, the Porsche Panamera gives competitors a run for their money.
Performance – “That’s the way we’ve always done it”.
“That’s the way we’ve always done it.” Not really a sentence to inspire change. Except at Porsche. That’s because we’ve always made each new generation of engines higher-performing, more dynamic and more efficient than the last. The new engine generation of the Panamera models now take the next significant step forwards.
The all-new twin-turbo V6 engine in the Panamera 4S is lighter and more compact than its predecessor and comes equipped with VarioCam Plus. The two turbochargers are now positioned in between the cylinder banks. This reduces the distance that the exhaust stream has to travel to reach the respective turbo – delivering a more rapid response.
The direct fuel injection in the new generation of engines is realized by a central injector inside the combustion chamber. This optimizes both the mixture injection and combustion – for greater efficiency and increased power delivery.
Why waste your time with anything ordinary? So let’s examine what the Porsche Panamera brings you – everything from interior to exterior, from style to class, and from powertrain to safety. Here’s a quick review of the vehicle’s highlights:
U.S. News gives the Porsche Panamera an overall score of 8.8, compared to Lexus LS’s score of 8.2. It beats the Lexus in both performance and safety.
According to U.S. News, the Panamera offers an incredibly robust and refined engine. Other strong marks include exceptional agility with a comfortable ride and spacious seating. The Lexus, on the other hand, provides finicky infotainment controls and falls short on back seat space.
Exterior Design – Nothing takes more courage than change.
Does a sporty sedan really have to look like a sedan? Or can it look rather more athletic? With a taut roof line, for example, that displays a sleek and harmonious contour more likely to be associated with a two-seater?
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.
The wheelbase is 1.2 in. longer than that of the predecessor – the shorter overhang at the front and the longer overhang at the rear lend visual dynamism. The more prominent sculpting of the side creates the customary Porsche waistline and sense of lightness.
Interior Design – Comfortable, for a long journey in a party of four.
Sporty, for an outing on the racetrack. Comfortable, for a long journey in a party of four. There is no ‘either–or’. That’s the Panamera . Its ingenious sports car ergonomics are centered on the driver and on performance – without disregard for the well-being of passengers.
Let’s give you some examples. Ascending center console: enabling quick hand movements from the steering wheel to the gear selector. New control and display concept: Porsche Advanced Cockpit with newly styled centre console in glass look and touch-sensitive buttons arranged in logical groups. High-resolution 12-inch touchscreen display. Instrument cluster with analog tachometer positioned in the middle, flanked on the left and right by two high-resolution displays. Multifunction sports steering wheel.
We’ve already covered the effortless acceleration and superior powertrain of the Porsche Panamera. What type of interior and design features does it have and how do they match up to the competition? Well, here are the highlights:
While the Panamera and Lexus LS both have an 8.4 ranking for their interiors by U.S. news, what really sets the Porsche apart is it’s classic design and forward-thinking technology.
Engines – Whether it’s in the office, at home, or on the road, change needs force.
“That’s the way we’ve always done it.” Not really a sentence to inspire change. Except at Porsche. That’s because we’ve always made each new generation of engines higher-performing, more dynamic, and more efficient than the last. The new engine generation of the Panamera models now takes the next significant step forward.
The all-new turbocharged V6 engines in the Panamera and Panamera 4, the twin-turbo V6 engines in the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera 4S, and the twinturbo V8 engine in the Panamera Turbo and the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid are equipped with VarioCam Plus: a system that adjusts the camshaft timing and valve lift. The turbochargers are positioned between the cylinder banks.
This reduces the distance that the exhaust stream has to travel to reach the respective turbo—delivering a more rapid response.
After you sit behind the wheels of a Porsche, you’ll never want to drive anything else. The base trim boasts of a 3.0 liter turbo with 330 horsepower, complemented by an 8-speed PDK. It’s iconic hood design coupled with adaptive air suspension and three chamber technology brings you the sporty edge your crave.
So how fast does it really go? The Panamera hits 0-60 in just 4.7 seconds. In comparison, the Lexus LS takes a full 5.1 seconds to reach 0-60. Clearly, Porsche is the faster car.