The new Panamera Turbo S which replaces basic Turbo model draws power from twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that delivers 622 PS and 820 Nm of torque, 50 Nm more than the previous model. The new Panamera base model is now equipped with the familiar 2.9-liter V6 biturbo engine, delivering 330 PS and 450 Nm.
Porsche also offers the car in a hybrid model in continution to company’s E-hybrid cars. Panamera 4S E-Hybrid offers 436 PS of power with a 2.9 litre V6 with a combined output of 553 bhp and 750 Nm of torque . The Panamera now gets a more powerful battery that significantly improves performance as well as its all-electric range which now stands at 54 km.
The new Panamera models are now equipped from the factory with the previously optional Sport Design front end with striking air intake grilles, large side cooling openings, and a single-bar front light module.
The completely new front end of the Panamera Turbo S is differentiated by the larger side air intakes and newly designed elements in the exterior colour, which are connected horizontally and thus emphasise the width of the vehicle. The light modules of the dual Turbo front lights are now set much further apart.
The chassis and control systems have been geared towards a sporty and also comfortable character for all new Panamera models. Some systems have even been applied completely from scratch.
For example, the revamped Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system results in a noticeable improvement in damping comfort, while the control of the electric roll stabilisation system Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) ensures improved body stability. There is also a new equipment generation for steering control and tyres.
The new Panamera Turbo S has already proven its uncompromising performance capability on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife: test driver Lars Kern completed the 20.832 kilometer-long lap on the most demanding race track in the world in exactly 7:29.81 minutes – the new official record in the “executive cars” class.