Porsche have replaced the petrol 4.8-litre V8 engine in the new Panamera S and Panamera 4S with a V6 engine 3.0-litre unit with twin turbocharging. It produces 20 hp more power and a further 20 Newton metres of torque, combined with up to 18 per cent better fuel economy compared with the V8.
The majority of Panamera models feature a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung PDK dual-clutch transmission. The eight-speed Tiptronic S automatic is used in the Panamera Diesel and Panamera S E-Hybrid.
With the exception of the Panamera GTS, models with PDK also offer a coasting function in which the clutches open in overrun, the engine idles, and the vehicle coasts freely. This function can significantly improve fuel economy, especially when travelling on the motorway.
From the front new Porsche Panamera sees tighter and more prominent line-work on the nose, particularly the larger air intakes and the distinctive transition to the headlights. At the rear there is a new wider spoiler and tailgate with a wider rear window.
Standard equipment on all new models includes Bi-Xenon headlights, multi-function steering wheel, automatic tailgate opening, leather interior, dual-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, Porsche Communication Management satellite navigation with seven-inch touch-screen, Digital radio, eight-way powered front seat adjustment, front and rear electric windows and a three-year warranty. Four-wheel drive models add Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive.
You can add LED headlights as an option along with adaptive cruise control system which actively intervenes in the braking process in hazardous situations, and camera-based traffic sign detection and lane departure warning offer greater convenience.
Every Panamera is protected by Porsche Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), a vehicle security package approved to Thatcham Category 5 standard.
Available to order now the Porsche Panamera will arrive in Porsche Centres from July 2013 and we will let you know full prices when they are confirmed in due course.
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