Published on November 12th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
LA Auto Show to See Debut of Panamera and Panamera Executive Models
Porsche is continuing to increase the model range of the new Panamera: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the sports car manufacturer will be presenting the luxury sport sedan with a new 330 hp V6 turbo gasoline engine, along with an extended wheelbase Executive version as yet another body option. The new V6 turbo is a highly efficient and agile addition to the impressive range of engines. Power is up by 20 hp from the corresponding engine of the previous Panamera generation. At the same time, Porsche was able to reduce the consumption of this completely redeveloped six-cylinder gasoline engine by up to 1.0 l/100 km on the New European Drive Cycle. The new 330-hp engine is available with rear-wheel drive in the new Panamera and all-wheel drive in the new Panamera 4 or Panamera 4 Executive.
While the Panamera and Panamera 4 with 330 hp redefine what can be expected at one end of the model line, the Executive models with their 150 millimeter longer wheelbase expand the body and equipment portfolio at the top end of the model line. The Executive models will be available in the all-wheel drive versions Panamera 4 Executive (330 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive (462 hp), Panamera 4S Executive (440hp) and Panamera Turbo Executive (550 hp).
The new Porsche Panamera Executive versions are equipped even more exclusively. The standard features are supplemented with a large panoramic roof, heated comfort seats with multi-way electrical adjustment in the front and rear, and adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (Porsche Active Suspension Management / PASM). The roll-up sunblind behind the head restraints in the rear also comes as standard. The included equipment of the Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive is even more comprehensive: Among other things, both models benefit from rear-axle steering and soft-close doors. As the most powerful model, the Panamera Turbo Executive is equipped with standard features such as four-zone climate control, LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), and ambient interior lighting.
As an option, all Porsche Panamera Executive models are available with a newly developed large rear centre console, and the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment. The 10.1-inch displays integrated into the backrests of the front seats can be detached for a wide range of uses; when needed, they transform the rear of the Panamera into a digital workplace. The high-quality displays can also be used as tablets outside the vehicle. Similar to the existing Panamera models, the exterior of the Executive versions can be further individualised with a Sport Design Package.
The fully redeveloped second generation of the Panamera was introduced to the world earlier in 2016. The three all-wheel drive models previously announced include the Panamera 4S, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, and Panamera Turbo. With the new 330 hp engine variants and the Executive models, the Panamera range now comprises nine different models with power outputs ranging from 330 to 550 hp. Deliveries for the 2017 Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo will begin in January 2017.