THE PANAMERA RANGE IS GROWING: LONG VERSION AND NEW THREE-LITRE V6 TURBO AS ENTRY-LEVEL ENGINE
25 July 2017
Debut of the Panamera Executive models, along with the Panamera
Text/Photos: Porsche Centre Singapore
Singapore. Porsche is continuing to expand the model range of the new Panamera: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, the sportscar manufacturer will be presenting the luxury saloon with a new 243 kW (330 hp) V6 turbo petrol engine, along with an extended Executive version as yet another body option. The new V6 turbo is a highly efficient and agile entry-level addition to the impressive range of engines. Power is up by 20 hp from the corresponding engine of the previous Panamera generation. At the same time, Porsche was able to reduce the consumption of this completely redeveloped six-cylinder petrol engine by up to 1.0 l/100 km. The new 330-hp engine is com-bined with rear-wheel drive in the Panamera and all-wheel drive plus a long wheelbase in the Panamera 4 Executive.
While the Panamera with its 330 hp redefines what can be expected at the entry-level end, the Executive models of the big Porsche, with their 150 millimetre longer wheelbase, expand the body and equipment portfolio at the top end of the model line. Designed as a chauffeur saloon, this Porsche is available in the all-wheel drive versions Panamera 4 Executive (243 kW / 330 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive (340 kW / 462 hp), Panamera 4S Executive (324 kW / 440 hp) and Panamera Turbo Executive (404 kW / 550 hp).
The new Porsche Panamera Executive versions are equipped even more exclusively. The stand-ard features are supplemented with a large panoramic roof, comfort seats with multi-way electri-cal adjustment in the front and rear, adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (Porsche Active Suspension Management / PASM) and four-zone climate control with touchscreen in the rear compartment. The roll-up sunblind behind the headrests in the rear also comes as standard. The standard equipment of the Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive is even more comprehensive: Among other things, both models benefit from rear-axle steering. As the most powerful model, the Panamera Turbo Executive is equipped with standard features such as LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and ambient lighting including interior lighting package for rear compartment.
As an option, all Porsche Panamera Executive models are available with a newly developed, large rear centre console, which can also be equipped with two integrated folding tables and an induc-tive antenna connection for an additional smartphone. Similarly to the existing Panamera models, the exterior of the Executive versions can be further individualised with a SportDesign package.
Another useful equipment option, particularly for the Executive versions frequently used as chauf-feur saloons, is the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment. The 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats can be detached for a wide range of uses; when needed, they transform the rear of the Panamera into a fully digitalised workplace. The high-quality displays can also be used as tablets outside the vehicle.
With regard to the model line, the fully redeveloped second generation of the Panamera was in-troduced in the summer of 2016. The four all-wheel drive models Panamera 4S, Panamera 4S Diesel (310 kW / 422 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Panamera Turbo are already available on the market. With the addition of the new 330 hp versions and the Executive models, the Porsche Panamera range now comprises nine different models with power outputs from 330 to 550 hp.
Retail prices of the Panamera model range
Panamera from SGD 360,388*
Panamera Turbo from SGD 711,688*
Panamera Turbo Executive from SGD 764,788*
Panamera 4 Executive from SGD 416,088*
Panamera 4S from SGD 543,188*
Panamera 4S Executive from SGD 592,788*
Panamera 4S Diesel from SGD 556,988*
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid from SGD 430,788*
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive from SGD 461,688*