The new 2017 Porsche Panamera is fast, focused, and exceptionally well-mannered, and continues to set the benchmark among other luxury cars. Highlights include an athletic handling, a multitude of options and variations, an impeccable refinement and cabin quality, a scintillating acceleration, and lots of upscale surfaces. Although its release date is still contentious as of this writing, it should however be expected sometime mid-next year.
For 2017, the changes are mild but necessary. Lots of standard options and features which would have otherwise be optional have been made standard for the new Panamera. Other notable changes you should expect include hand-finished details and plenty of customization possibilities.
The new model drives and feels special and it’s not just another vehicle on the road. It comes with a breathtaking performance while managing to offer its occupants a feature-rich cabin laden with the latest technologies that many would only dream of. The new Edition, in particular, offers a sleek interior quality, feature content galore and a price tag worth of a premium flagship luxury sedan identity.
Things get even more scintillating under its hood, with engines capable of generating anywhere between 310 horsepower to excess of 570 horsepower. Also, for 2017, Porsche had availed a slew of high-tech safety features that will guarantee passengers and driver alike of their safety even at ballistic speeds.
You will even be further enthralled by the list of standard features the base model offers. Would you like body-colored painted wheels? Leather-lined air vents? A customized interior ambience? A unique color palette? What counts here is how much you’re willing to spend. All these add-ons can be requested for an extra cost.
It has proven again how difficult it can be to recommend its alternatives in the segment, as quite frankly, there aren’t any direct rivals. Although some German rivals would offer it a run for its money, but they’ll still fall short of certain areas nonetheless. However depending on your priorities, you can check out what the competition offers. Alternatives in the segment include the 2017 BMW 7 Series, 2017 Audi S7/RS7, 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 2017 BMW 6 Series, 2017 Jaguar XJ, and the 2017 Audi A8.
2017 Porsche Panamera Engine Specs
Under the hood of the new 2017 Porsche Panamera is an array of engines paired to a PDK (automated manual transmission). Also, the RWD is standard in most trim models apart from the Turbo, GTS, and Turbo S and “4” models that come with an AWD.
The base model comes equipped with a 3.6L V6 rated at 310 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. The Panamera S offer a 3.0L turbocharged V6 capable of generating a healthy 420 hp and 384 pounds-ft. of torque while the GTS offers a 4.8L naturally–aspirated V8 engine beneath its hood. With it is a production of around 440 hp and 384 pounds-feet of torque.
The Turbo offers a 4.8L turbocharged V8 engine able to offer 520 hp and 516 pounds-feet of torque, and upgrading to the Turbo S will guarantee you a power of about 570 hp and 553 pounds-feet of torque.
Last, but certainly not the least, is the 2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid model. It comes mated to a 95-horsepower electric motor and an Audi sourced 3.0L supercharged V6 engine. Both mills working in synergy yield a total of about 416 horsepower. Porsche says you can expect an EPA fuel economy rating of 25 mpg – combined, and a 0-60 mph acceleration in just under 4.7 seconds.
Trims Available – Porsche Panamera
This four passenger sedan is offered in a whopping 14 trims levels: S, 4, 4 Edition, S E-Hybrid, 4S, Turbo, GTS, Turbo S and the extended-wheelbase Turbo S Executive, 4S Executive, Turbo Executive, and the ultra-low-volume Exclusive.
Exterior Configuration & 2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior Redesign
Standard accessories and features available for the base Panamera according to spy photos and rumors include automatic wipers, partial leather upholstery, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, 18” wheels, a rear 60/40-split rear seatback, a heated eight-way power front seats, LED running lights, automatic bi-xenon headlights, and a power liftgate.
Of course this is just a tip of what you should expect, more details should be expected as its release date edges closer.
Coupe Price & 2017 Porsche Panamera Release Date
Its release as already mentioned above should be expected mid-next year, as per the rumors within the industry. The Panamera Hybrid should be expected to come with an MSRP tag of $96,100, and $78,100 for the 2017 Porsche Panamera Sedan.