Can a vision be rational? Is it even a possibility? Probably not. We believe that the more visionary the original idea, the more exciting its outcome. It must therefore be defended vigorously. This is how the idea for the Panamera was born. A sports car for four? Very efficient and ultra comfortable? Who offers Porsche's own dynamic behavior and fuel efficiency? Impossible for some. Courageous for others.
We debated the question from the start: does a sports sedan have to look like a sedan? Once again, the new Panamera answers this question in the negative. Three times rather than once.
Panamera. Whether it bears the designation Panamera, Panamera Executive or Panamera Sport Turismo, its silhouette and proportions clearly bear the hallmarks of Porsche studios. Contoured silhouette, well-defined lines and an athletic look. Its long wheelbase and overhangs, shorter at the front than at the rear, already give the Panamera a healthy dose of dynamism. Its sculpted sides recall its belonging to Porsche and promote an impression of lightness.
Panamera Executive. The Panamera Executive combines sporty handling with absolute comfort in the rear. Its 15 cm longer wheelbase promotes passenger comfort, especially in the rear. The Executive version is distinguished by the horizontal silver slats at the bottom of the doors and the high-gloss silver air outlets.
Panamera Sport Turismo. In the luxury car segment, the Panamera stands out by comfortably accommodating four occupants while maintaining its sporty character. In its basic 4 + 1 configuration, the Sport Turismo can even accommodate a fifth occupant. Although not an individual seat, this additional seat is a practical solution for traveling with five people over short distances.
Elegance and everyday practicality are not mutually exclusive, as evidenced by the large tailgate and low loading sill of the Panamera Sport Turismo which, for a sports car, boasts the incredible cargo volume of up to 1,384 liters .
Typical Porsche: the very careful ergonomics of a sports car with tilted center console, flat dashboard and analog tachometer in the center of the instrument cluster. Along with the advanced Porsche interior, the next-generation steering wheel gives the driver quick access to the most important functions.
No matter what position you occupy in a Porsche, sportiness always trumps utility. Comfort as a bonus.
The completely redesigned chassis of the new Panamera, combined with even more precise steering and new generation tires, combine the strengths of a sports car with the comfort of a top-of-the-range sedan even better than before. The performances are increased, but especially the comfort and particularly on the more demanding circuits. Some more advanced optional technologies improve the dynamic behavior of the Panamera even further, including adaptive three-chamber air suspension, Porsche Sport Electronic Roll Stabilizer (PDCC Sport) and directional rear wheels.
The integrated regulator of the Porsche 4D chassis calculates the optimum parameters from its analysis of the data provided by the pitch, roll and yaw sensors (the three spatial dimensions) and intervenes on the chassis systems, in real time (the fourth dimension), the objective being to optimize performance and find the widest possible balance between sporty driving and comfort.
We've been striving to be faster for over 70 years, even when it comes to slowing down. That's why all models, except the Panamera Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid, are equipped with 6-piston aluminum monobloc fixed caliper brakes at the front and 4-piston rear calipers. Being forged from a single piece, these calipers are lighter in weight and resist deformation much better, resulting in reduced pedal travel, precise brake pressure dosing and an impressive reduction in stopping distance. .