THE ALL-NEW PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO TRAVELS THE STREETS OF SINGAPORE ON THE PANAMERA CITY TOUR
04 November 2016
Redeveloped. Rethought. Realigned. Courage changes everything
Text/Photo: Porsche Centre Singapore
Singapore. For the first time in Singapore, Porsche enthusiasts can feast their eyes on the next generation Panamera Turbo as it embarks on the Panamera City Tour on the streets of Singapore. The top-of-the-line model of the all-new Panamera range, the Panamera Turbo will make pit-stops at the most iconic locations around the island over the course of four days from 3 to 6 November 2016.
The Panamera City Tour marks the Sneak Preview of this all-new model range to the public. Already available for reservation now, the first few models in this series will be delivered immediately after the official launch in the first quarter of 2017.
Below are the Panamera City Tour pit-stops:
Thursday, 3 November 2016 – The Fullerton Hotel Singapore during the day and Dempsey Hill in the evening
Friday, 4 November 2016 – Suntec City at the open area in front of the Convention Centre
Saturday, 5 November 2016 – ION Orchard on Level 1
Sunday, 6 November 2016 – W Singapore – Sentosa Cove between Quayside Isle and SKIRT
During the City Tour, the Panamera Turbo will be on a trailer towed by a Porsche Cayenne and escorted by a Porsche entourage formed by members of Porsche Club Singapore. At Suntec City and ION Orchard passers-by will be able to enjoy complimentary Porsche ice cream, while they get up close and personal with the Panamera Turbo. Additionally, fans can drop by to say hi to Class 95’s Tim Oh, and Gold 90.5’s Mike Kasem and Vernetta Lopez at Suntec City on Friday 4 November 2016 from 12pm to 1pm.
A variety of fun activities and contests will also be held on the Porsche Centre SG Facebook page. Winners of a ‘best photo’ contest will be invited to the 2017 official launch event, while other selected participants stand to win a two-day, one-night staycation at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, business lunch for four at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, and much sought-after Porsche merchandise.
“The all-new Panamera debuted to much fanfare in Berlin in June and we have witnessed great interest here in Singapore. The idea of the Panamera City Tour was conceived to give Porsche and car enthusiasts a chance to preview the car before its official unveiling next year. Now more of a sports car than ever before, the all-new Panamera offers the best of both worlds and brings together luxurious comfort, practical space, and the impressive sporty driving performance that Porsche is renowned for. We are confident that this model will be very well-received locally,” said Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group.
About the all-new Porsche Panamera
Redeveloped, rethought and realigned, the all-new Panamera reconciles two contrasting worlds more than ever before: it offers both the performance of a genuine sports car and the comfort of a luxury saloon. Systematically improved down to the very last detail, this new model is steadily advancing to become a performance icon in the luxury saloon class. Its engines and transmissions have been developed from the ground up, its chassis perfected, and its interior redesigned for the future.
“With the first generation of the Panamera, we tapped into the luxury sport saloon segment of the market. Since its launch in 2009, more than 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. In the new model, you see a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies. With design language borrowed from the symbolic 911, the Panamera is on its way to becoming an icon in its own right for the sports luxury segment,” said Martin Limpert, Managing Director of Porsche Asia Pacific.
Visually, the design of the all-new Panamera is a reflection of the unique 911. The exterior silhouette is more expressive than ever with long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulder lines, and athletic flanks, as well as a roofline that is lowered by 20 mm at the rear, which is stylistically reminiscent of the 911, the design icon of Porsche.
Although not typical of sports cars, an abundance of luxurious space and comfort has become a staple in the Panamera model range. The interior of the all-new Panamera has been completely restyled while still retaining the Porsche DNA—with an ascending centre console and a flat and conspicuously wide dashboard. A future-oriented display and new control concept called the Porsche Advanced Cockpit brings direct access to the most important functions.
A highly-innovative family of new V6 and V8 bi-turbo engines has been created for the all-new Panamera for a unique blend of efficiency and extraordinary performance. All engines in the range feature more power, but not at the expense of economy and emissions, which have been lowered. Together with an all-new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) the engines are up to 16 percent more efficient. Power delivery is increased for a more rapid response, and driving performance and pleasure are intensified.
The top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo model features a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine featuring twin-scroll turbochargers and VarioCam Plus that produces 30 hp more than the engine in the predecessor model despite a reduction in fuel consumption.
With a power output of 550 hp and top speed of 306 km/h, the all-new Panamera Turbo is capable of completing the century sprint in a mere 3.8 seconds. With the Sport Chrono Package, the sprint time is reduced to just 3.6 seconds. Recognizable by its trapezoidal tailpipe trims, the Panamera Turbo has an extendable rear spoiler that is now finished in exterior paint colour and is integrated seamlessly into the boot. The wing also splits as it extends, thereby gaining additional surface area.
These are impressive figures that illustrate just how easily the engine can propel the Panamera with its power-to-weight ratio of just 3.6 kg/hp. These extraordinary performance figures con-trasts with lower combined fuel consumption figures which, at 9.4 l/100 km, are 1.0 l/100 km less than that of the previous model. These figures equate to CO2 emissions of 214 g/km.
The Panamera Turbo is also the first Porsche to be equipped with the new adaptive cylinder control in its engine. In part-load operation, the system temporarily and imperceptibly turns the eight-cylinder into a four-cylinder engine. This reduces fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent, depending on power demand in the four-cylinder phases.
Retail prices of the all-new Panamera
Panamera Turbo from SGD 711,688*
Panamera 4S from SGD 543,188*
Panamera 4S Diesel from SGD 556,988*
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid from SGD 430,788*
*Prices include a 5-year free maintenance and warranty program, market-specific equipment, GST and CEVS fees/rebates but exclude COE. It covers all servicing needs as well as maintenance and repair costs, including regular wear and tear. Prices are subjected to change without prior notice. Terms & conditions apply.
Panamera Turbo: combined fuel consumption 9.4 l/100 km, urban 12.9 l/100 km, extra-urban 7.3 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 214 g/km
Panamera 4S: combined fuel consumption 8.2 l/100 km, urban 10.2 l/100 km, extra-urban 6.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 186 g/km
Panamera 4S Diesel: combined fuel consumption 6.8 l/100 km, urban 7.9 l/100 km, extra-urban 5.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 178 g/km
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: combined fuel consumption 2.5 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 125 g/km (Based on plug-in hybrid specific calculation by LTA)