Porsche Panamera Comes With Chassis Assistance Systems


Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Porsche Panamera Comes With Chassis Assistance Systems


The chassis features all of the active systems that Porsche has developed and introduced for the sporty Panamera sports sedan offers 911 levels of handling and movement. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is the centerpiece, combining adaptive air suspension and adaptive damper control. The PASM system continuously adjusts the damper forces and adapts them to suit road conditions and driving style. Using the PASM chassis button on the center console, the driver can choose between three performance maps – Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. Similarly, the adaptive air suspension offers the ability to activate different spring rates to open up an even greater range of chassis characteristics, giving drivers the choice between a high level of driving comfort and very sporty driving dynamics.


The combination of the PDCC and PTV Plus means that the Porsche Panamera Turbo S features the most advanced version of the Panamera chassis as standard. The PDCC prevents the vehicle body from rolling on its longitudinal axis by applying a counter torque using active stabilisers on the front and rear axles. This system also improves vehicle balance via dynamic roll moment distribution, resulting in excellent agility in every speed range driven as well as optimum steering performance and balanced load alteration behavior. Increased agility is achieved because the tires constantly maintain the ideal position on the road, allowing optimized lateral forces to build up and act upon each tire. Variable roll moment distribution also directly influences the vehicle’s self-steering properties.


The PDCC, PASM and air suspension are always controlled together when one of the three chassis programs is selected. When the “Comfort” setting is selected, the systems provide a relaxed journey on uneven roads. In “Sport” and “Sport plus” mode, active intervention by the systems influence steering behavior, maximum roll support, and traction in order to secure maximum performance and agility.

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