2017 Porsche Panamera - Driving Action
2017 Porsche Panamera First Look Review Sharp-Looking Aluminum Skin Hides New Engines and Tech Photos of the 2017 Porsche Panamera leaked last week and reaction was overall positive, with most readers favoring the looks of the new second-gen model over the current one. It looks less like a sea mammal and more like the classic 928 coupe, one reader observed. And now Porsche has unveiled more details about the four-door sedan, which is lighter, larger, and offered with two new engines. One of the first models to launch in Europe is the 2017 Panamera 4S, which gets a 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V-6. The big news here is that the turbos are housed within the “V” of the cylinder banks, instead of the traditional location closer to the bottom of the engine. The “hot V” layout results in a more compact engine that can be mounted lower for better balance, which is the same reason Mercedes did it with its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8. Throttle response improves as well since the turbos are now closer to the cylinders. Porsche says the Panamera 4S will make 434 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, which is 14 hp and 22 lb-ft more than the 3.0-liter supercharged six-cylinder powering the 2016 Porsche Panamera 4S. The new 2017 Panamera 4S also debuts a new PDK eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Acceleration for the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4S sedan is estimated to be as quick as 4.2 seconds from 0-62 mph (with the Sport Chrono Package). Also debuting early on is the all-wheel-drive Panamera turbo. Its 4.0-liter V-8 also has its twin turbos within the cylinder bank and is mated to an eight-speed PDK. Porsche says the turbo makes 542 hp and 568 lb-ft (22 hp more than before) and should run to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package. The Panamera turbo also features the automaker’s first-ever Adaptive Cylinder Control, which is Porsche-speak for its active cylinder deactivation system that deactivates four cylinders under light driving situations. The automaker says the system reduces fuel use by up to 30 percent. Another one of the turbo’s neat party tricks is an active rear spoiler that splits and widens as it extends to create more surface area. Standard models receive less-fancy active spoilers. European customers will also have the option of a new eight-cylinder, twin-turbo diesel engine rated at 416 hp and 627 lb-ft. This engine likely will not make it to the U.S. anytime soon until the automaker settles its diesel issues in the ‘States. As previously reported, the Panamera now rides on the Volkswagen Group’s new MSB architecture. Most body panels are made of aluminum, which Porsche says has helped cut down weight by almost 200 pounds. The weight savings, along with a new adaptive air suspension and rear steering technology (trickled down from the 918 Spyder and 911 turbo), should result in big improvements in handling over its predecessor. The new Panamera is also larger than before. Overall length has increased 1.3 inches to 198.8 inches, while its width of 76.3 inches is 0.2 inches more than before. It’s also 0.2 inches taller at 56 inches, though Porsche says the roofline’s tail end is 0.8 inches lower than the first-gen model. Inside, Porsche has dramatically cleaned up and digitized the cockpit. The rows of buttons found in the current model have given way to capacitive, touch-sensitive controls and toggle switches. The instrument panel showcases an analog tachometer that is now flanked by two 7-inch digital displays. The steering wheel has also been redesigned and is influenced by the 918 Spyder, including its rotary Mode Switch drive selector that also includes a Sport Response button that activates the turbo overBoost function. Porsche says the 2017 Panamera will appear in European showrooms this fall. The new four-door should make its U.S. debut around the same time, perhaps at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, before going on sale shortly after that. Read More http://www.motortrend.com/cars/porsche/panamera/2017/2017-porsche-panamera- first-look-review/ interior New 2016 Porsche Connect - Wireless Internet access "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
Porsche Press Conference from the 2011 LA Auto Show
At the 2011 LA Auto Show, Porsche officially unveiled the seventh generation Porsche 911 Carrera, revealed the addition of the all-new Panamera GTS, and announced plans to build the Porsche Experience Center in Los Angeles. Watch as Porsche makes announcements that will excite driving enthusiasts across North America. Combined fuel consumption in accordance with EU 5: 911 Carrera models 11,2-8,2 l/100 km; CO2 emission: 263-194 g/km Panamera models 12,5-6,5 l/100km; CO2 emission: 293-167 g/km
2017 Porsche Panamera 550hp - Perfect Sedan
The 2017 Porsche Panamera Gives You 550HP, Lots of Tech and Better Looks The second-generation Panamera turbo packs a new chassis, active suspension, 550 horses and a fresh interior for $146,000, while the 440hp 4S will be yours for $99,990. It seems like pretty much everything we wished to be true about the 2017 Porsche Panamera will be granted, as Porsche's new four-door is faster, better looking and way more cutting edge than the current model. Long live mid-mounted analog tachometers in luxury barges! 2017 Porsche Panamera turbo For a cool $146,000, Porsche gives you a 4.0 with a pair of centrally positioned turbos, direct injection and cylinder-deactivation, which in effect turns it into a four-cylinder. At full beans, the new engine produces 550 hp at 5750 rpm and 567 lb-ft between 1960 and 4500 rpm. The eight-speed PDK gearbox, the all-wheel drive and the three-chamber air suspension system are standard, while for what I must assume to be quite a lot of extra dough, you can order yours with Porsche's 4D suspension system, which integrates all aspects of vehicle dynamics together. You can also opt for electric anti-roll control front and rear (I'm guessing powered by a 48V subsystem), rear axle steering just like on a GT3 and GT3 RS, Night Vision Assistant, which is an infra-red system highlighting pedestrians and animals in the dash display, and adaptive cruse control combined with navigation data that allows the Panamera to adjust speed not only for vehicles in front, but in relation to terrain. The 2017 Panamera turbo weighs 4398 lbs—otherwise known as 2 tons—and will get to 62mph in 3.6 seconds, or 3.4 with the Sport Chrono package. It's also, Porsche claims, the world's fastest 4-door around the Nurburgring, as the automaker hinted last week. 2017 Porsche Panamera 4S The 2.9 twin-turbo V6 also has its turbos between the cylinder banks for higher thermal efficiency, producing 440 horsepower at 5650 rpm, and 405 lb-ft between 1750 and 5500 rpm. All-wheel drive, electro mechanical steering and the PDK gearbox are standard for $99,990, but the air suspension and the rest of the new tech is optional on this model. The base car weighs 4123 pounds, and will jump to 62mph in 4.2/4.0s depending on the Sport Chrono situation. Inside all new Panameras, you get a 12.3 inch touchscreen with a combination of capacitive touch controls and physical switches in the center console. Behind the flawlessly wrapped steering wheel, you'll find dual seven-inch screens divided by an analog tachometer in the middle. Oh yeah. 2017 Porsche Panamera Diesel and Hybrid Yes, there is one. No, it isn't coming to the U.S. It makes 420 horsepower. There will also be two hybrid versions, though we haven't heard details on those just yet. Sales start today, while tonight, we'll have a chat with the people behind the car. Stay tuned for more. Read More http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a29745/the-2017-porsc he-panamera-is-a/ interior New 2016 Test Drive "SUBSCRIBE NOW"
2017 Porsche Panamera - interior Review
INTERIOR The interior serves as yet another big welcome change, as the interior has been reworked pretty well. First off, the steering wheel has been redesigned and looks to feature gesture control buttons on the left and right spokes. The center of the wheel is now a little smaller, and the bottom spoke is now open in the middle. The spokes and center hub are outlined in chrome. The design of the door trim panels and seats haven’t changed much, but the doors do feature a larger storage area. The center console now features two cup holders instead of one – you know; in case you trust your wife to bring her $8 coffee with her as you bend some corners. "The interior, in a weird kind of way, brings together old and new and blends it all together in the best way possible" Ahead of the center console’s armrest, the layout of the central command area is pretty familiar. There is a host of buttons and switches on each side of the gear shifter. These buttons now look to be touch sensitive, and the shifter bezel itself is now much thinner than before. Up on the center stack, there is a new 12-inch display screen that replaces the smaller screen on the outgoing model. The center vents that were on each side of the display screen are now very thin and positioned just to the outside edges of the screen. The instrument cluster has been reworked, but still features the same center-mounted tachometer with the smaller circular gauges on either side. The rear seating area is quite similar to the outgoing model, but that center console has now been heavily revised. It looks like the armrest is now built into the center seatback and the rear-seat command area is now a little taller and features the same glossy black finish as the center console up front. Furthermore, it looks like it is also adorned with touch-sensitive buttons. All told, the interior, in a weird kind of way, brings together old and new and blends it all together in the best way possible. Not bad, Porsche; not bad. Porsche Connect When Porsche pull the sheet off of the Panamera, it also pulled the sheet off of its Porsche Connect infotainment package that comes as part of the next-gen Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system. Now that the Porsche Connect system has officially launched, customers are able to stay in almost constant contact with their Porsche anytime they wish. Before we go into the details, let me assure you that the current functionality of the system – like the support center calling and the 24/7 concierge (In China and Japan) – carry over to this new system. On top of that, customers will now be able to reach a better level of connectivity with the vehicle via a smartphone or Apple Watch. Customers will be able to control various vehicle functions remotely like locking and unlocking the doors, using GPS to locate the vehicle, and on E-Hybrid models, customers can event activate auxiliary heating and cooling or retrieve hybrid-specific data as needed. There is a total of three packages available for the Porsche Connect system. The Navigation and Infotainment package includes features like online search for local restaurants or attractions, real-time traffic information, and Google Earth and Street View functionality. Another available service is the ability to recall flight information, car park vacancies and pricing, as well as operating hours of certain businesses and parking facilities. Apple CarPlay comes standard as does a special smartphone storage compartment that Porsche claims to be optimized for mobile phone reception. The system makes use of Apple’s app Siri, which will read and send text messages, answer the phone, or play music on your command. There are a total of two SD card ports and multiple USB interfaces that can be used to stream downloaded music or upload music to the 10-gigabyte jukebox. Needless to say, the system is pretty sweet. Read More http://www.topspeed.com/cars/porsche/2018-porsche-panamera-ar162807.html "SUBSCRIBE NOW"