New generation of the Porsche Panamera

Stuttgart, June 28, 2016

In the Porsche Panamera, which is since 2009 on the market, is the second generation. She should better connect the opposing characteristics of sports cars and luxury sedans. To do this, the car gets a rear axle steering and an improved suspension. New engines and transmissions make the four-door Coupé stronger and more economically, in addition the display and operating concept was modernised.

Dynamic design

The mass increase only moderately. So grows the length by three centimetres to 5.05 meters. The design emphasizes the width anymore. To the front air inlet of the Panamera Turbo striving, A-shaped spread down will now receive. Also the four-point LED day driving light is striking. The side parts such as bonnet, tailgate, roof and fender completely made of aluminium and more a sports car recalls now. Through the Fund, the roof line to to two centimeters was lowered according to Porsche for consistently good headroom. The rear wake 911-associations. The luminaires are filigree and they are connected by a thin LED light strip. Are left and right in the rear diffuser integrated exhausts which are approximately trapezoidal at the Turbo 4S and 4 S diesel.

Cockpit with instrument displays

The much larger central display on a 12.3-inch wide touch screen falls first in cockpit. Driver and passenger are separated into a powerful center console like so far. The numerous buttons to be replaced by a shiny black control panel with touch-sensitive surfaces. The gear selector now works via shift-by-wire and looks completely different. The two air nozzle soft a central outlet on the top of the instrument panel, controlled by sensitive slider in the middle. Still looking the driver on five round instruments. But only the central large tachometer is still conventionally. The left and right of it, there are seven-inch displays, on which two round instruments are simulated. The driving modes (normal, sport, sport plus and individual) as chosen at the 918 Spyder a ring on the steering wheel. Located in the middle of the switch response the sport button, the man gets the maximum performance. Rear, there is a seven-inch Panel for the operation in conjunction with the optional four-zone climate control. The trunk increases by 432 to 1,250 on 495 to 1.304 liters and thus offers almost as much cargo space as in a compact station wagon.

Initially three engines, Turbo cylinder shutoff

All engines were newly constructed. At launch, there are only three versions: Panamera Turbo, Panamera 4S and Panamera 4 S diesel. All three have bi turbo machines, where the turbos in the V of the cylinder banks are in favour of a low centre of gravity. A 550 PS of powerful Twin-Turbo V8 propels the Panamera Turbo. Here the performance to 30 HP increase while the standard consumption of 10.4 to 9.3 liters fall. A cylinder shut-off helps to be a premiere at Porsche. The Twin-Turbo V6 of the Panamera 4S 20 more horses are recorded, namely 440 HP. The EU consumption drops yet from 9.1 to 8.1 liters. For the first time there is a Panamera 4 S diesel. Thus, there is first a diesel with eight pots and for the first time a four-wheel drive in a diesel Panamera. The Twin-Turbo V8 with 422 HP and 850 nm of torque is the so far most powerful Porsche series diesel. The motor has a registry boot, depending on the driving conditions, he works with mono - or bi-turbocharging.

PDK with a gang

All three main models have four-wheel drive and get a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK) this is a course more than so far. It is to suspect that later added a Panamera diesel with rear-wheel drive and V6. The base model, we suspect that the V6 cleaner following the trend is replaced by a Turbo V6, as well as a Panamera GTS (previously with V8 cleaner) in the future a charge could have. There should also be a plug-in hybrid and a long version.

Rear axle steering from the 911 Turbo

The rear axle steering, which is handled by the 918 Spyder and 911 Turbo which is likely (in adapted form) belongs to the suspension improvements improve the handling. The comfort lift to the adaptive air suspension, which will work with three-Chamber technology and always with the electronically controlled dampers (PASM, Porsche Active suspension management) will be combined. The active roll stabilisation of Porsche Dynamic chassis control (PDCC) was further developed to the PDCC sports.

Night vision Assistant and Porsche InnoDrive

A night vision system that displays color coded people in the IR image is new to the electronic Wizard. With the new LED matrix headlights they are also briefly lit by spot. Porsche InnoDrive, that is similar to the predictive efficiency Wizard of Audi's new: based on the GPS data calculated it using curves, inclines and speed limits, how to brake and accelerate the Abstandstempomat.

Hardly more expensive than so far

The new Porsche Panamera is available now and is available from November 5, 2016 at the dealer. Prices start at 113.027 euro for the Panamera 4s, only three percent more than for the old Panamera 4s were required. The new Panamera 4S diesel costs 116.954 euro and the Panamera Turbo 153.011 euro. (sl)