After a long series of teasers, Porsche has finally celebrated the world premiere of the new 2017 Panamera in Berlin accompanied by over 300 international media representatives. Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold, so the new model will have a though job for the years to come.
The design language of the new Panamera creates a link to the Porsche 911 and the coupé-like roof line with a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more.
The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful than before, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) they are up to 16 percent more fuel-efficient according to the New European Driving Cycle. The Panamera will launch with two engines: the 550 hp Panamera Turbo and the 440 hp Panamera 4S. Both models will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard.
The Panamera now offers features such as the new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system.
The new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens is replacing the ageing console full of buttons. Furthermore, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM 4.1) offers an entirely new range of connectivity by its online services.
In the new Panamera, Porsche Connect is being introduced in all models. It extends existing vehicle functions by adding digital services and apps such as those used to control certain vehicle functions remotely by smartphone.