2017 Porsche Panamera (Second Generation)

FiestaST

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New Panamera...much much better looking & that interior is stunning & powerhouse engines.

"The new Porsche Panamera reconciles two contrasting characteristics more than ever before: the performance of a genuine sports car and the comfort of a luxury saloon. It is a Gran Turismo that has been rethought and realigned. The second generation of the Panamera is advancing to become a performance icon of the luxury class.

In this transformation, Porsche has systematically improved the Panamera concept - with a four-door car that has been redeveloped and redesigned down to the last detail. Its engines and transmissions have been redesigned, its chassis perfected, and its display and control concept reinterpreted for the future. The new Panamera also extends the borders between the world of ambitious sports cars and the world of comfortable cruising cars with highlights such as rear axle steering, active roll compensation and three-chamber air suspension.

911 design language with a much more dynamic flyline

Visually, the unique concept of this large Porsche is reflected in a new expressive design: unmistakably a Panamera, unmistakably a sports car - with long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, athletic flanks and an extremely fast roof line that is 20 mm lower at the rear. This typical Porsche flyline creates a stylistic link to Porsche's design icon, the 911.

Plenty of functionality and easy interaction in the Porsche Advanced Cockpit

The typical Porsche interior has been reinterpreted for the future in the new Panamera. Black panel surfaces and interactive displays combine a clear and intuitive user interface like that of smartphones and tablets with the practical requirements for controlling the car. Classic hard keys and conventional instruments have been reduced significantly. They have been replaced by touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays which take centre stage in the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit - with great benefits for the driver as well as the front and rear passengers. Despite a significantly extended range of communication, convenience and assistance systems, different functions can now be used and operated more clearly and intuitively. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit transforms the analogue world into the digital present of mobility, while leaving room for passion. The tachometer, positioned centrally in the instrument cluster, is a tribute to the 1955 Porsche 356 A.

New V6 and V8 biturbo engines with ample power and full-bodied sound

A Porsche has always impressed with more than just power; its efficiency is equally important. To elevate this formula to a new level, all of the second generation Panamera's engines have been redesigned. They have all been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Three new biturbo direct injection engines are being introduced at the market launch: in the Panamera Turbo, the Panamera 4S and the Panamera 4S Diesel. All of them - and for the first time including the diesel - may be equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). A V8 petrol engine that delivers 404 kW / 550 hp powers the Panamera Turbo and a V6 petrol engine with 324 kW / 440 hp drives the Panamera 4S.

In the Panamera 4S Diesel, a V8 with 310 kW/422 hp generates powerful thrust and a maximum torque of 850 Nm."

https://www.netcarshow.com/porsche/2017-panamera/











 
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Gaz{M}

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10/10

I was surprised how massive a car the Panamera is in person, when I stood next to one.

I hope they have made it more loud and sporty, as the current generation is a bit quiet.
 

Zyk1

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To me the back looks different but the front looks the same.
Awesome car no doubt but ugly in my eyes.
 

Donsi

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Real step up in looks! Love the rear of that car, found the old one a bit weird from whichever angle I tried
 

Quantum Theory

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I never thought the old one was that ugly, especially when seeing it IRL... This new one is next level though.
 

saor

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Interior reminds me of the new Star Trek movies.
Very nice.
 

Quantum Theory

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As I said, I never hated this car, but it never gave me a reason to need a change of pants... This new one does!
 
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