Published on November 18th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Porsche Debuts Panamera Executive Models
Porsche is continuing to expand the model range of the new Panamera: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the manufacturer will be presenting the luxury saloon with a new 330 hp V6 turbo petrol engine, along with an extended Executive version as yet another body option.
The new V6 turbo is a highly efficient and agile entry-level 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, the consumption was reduced by up to 1.0 l/100 km. The new engine is combined with rear-wheel drive in the Panamera and all-wheel drive in the 4, plus a long wheelbase in the 4 Executive.
While the Panamera and Panamera 4 redefine what can be expected at the entry-level end, the Executive models, with their 150 mm longer wheelbase, expand the body and equipment portfolio at the top end of the model line. Designed as a chauffeur saloon, the car is available in the all-wheel drive versions 4 Executive (330 hp), 4 E-Hybrid Executive (462 hp), 4S Executive (440 hp) and Turbo Executive (550 hp).
In the Executive models, 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 Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The roll-up sunblind behind the headrests in the rear also comes as standard.
Additionally, both the 4S Executive and Turbo Executive benefit from rear-axle steering and soft-close doors. As the most powerful model, the Turbo Executive is equipped with standard features such as four-zone climate control, LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and ambient lighting.
As an option, all Executive models are available with a new large rear centre console, which can also be equipped with two integrated folding tables and an inductive antenna connection for an additional smartphone, depending on the market. Similarly to the existing models, the exterior of the Executive versions can be further individualised with a Sport design package.
Another useful equipment option, particularly for the Executive versions frequently used as chauffeur saloons in China and the USA, is the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment. The 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats can be detached; when needed, they transform the rear of the cabin into a fully digitalised workplace. They can also be used as tablets outside the vehicle.
With regard to the model line, the fully redeveloped second generation of the Panamera was introduced in the summer of 2016. The four all-wheel drive models – Panamera 4S, 4S Diesel, 4 E-Hybrid and Turbo are already available on the market. With the addition of the new 330 hp versions and the Executive models, the range now comprises 10 different models with power outputs from 330 to 550 hp.