Top 5 Features of the Porsche Panamera
The Panamera is one of Porsche’s newest vehicles. Though it may not have the predecessors that the 911 has, that doesn’t make it any less of a contender. The sleek, cross over styling of the Panamera makes it completely unique in the line up. It’s Porsche’s premier 4-door sedan, and people can’t get enough. While there’s much to love in regard to the German manufacturer’s newest family member, there are a few key features that really stand out.
The Panamera has a trim level to fit every lifestyle. For those who are simply looking for the style of a Porsche combined with the convenience of a sedan, the V6 is a fantastic option. There’s also an option for those who are looking for a more fuel-efficient model. The E-hybrid model still has plenty of power under its hood, plus it allows drivers to plug-in and save money at the pump. For those thrill seekers who want more behind the wheel, the Panamera Turbo boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. In this powerful sedan, you can expect to reach 60 miles per hour in less than 3.6 seconds. You can also choose either a rear-wheel layout or an all-wheel drive version, depending on your needs. There couldn’t be a more customizable luxury vehicle.
Incredible Engine Design
The engine inside of the Panamera is nothing short of perfection. A few sweet redesigns have made newer models even better than before. Now, the engine combines cast aluminum block and iron coated cylinder linings to reduce friction and wear. This change not only extends the life of the engine, but also decreases the oil consumption by almost half.
Speaking of oil, the Panamera has oil passages located in different positions to create better circulation. By improving the flow of the oil, every component of the engine is properly lubricating, ensuring its ability to perform at top speeds and in all weather conditions. To improve the handling of the Panamera even more, Porsche placed the turbochargers in the valley between the cylinder banks. All in all, the engine package now weighs 20 pounds less, allowing for better maneuvering.
There’s no need to compromise speed for fuel efficiency when driving the Porsche Panamera. In fact, you can expect 18 miles per gallon city and 25 miles per gallon highway. How is this possible? Because the Panamera is the first engine Porsche has designed with cylinder deactivation. This revolutionary system ensures that the engine is only utilizing the energy needed to drive at any specific time. The less energy that’s used, the less fuel that’s burned; and the less fuel that’s burned, the less the driver is spending on gas. It’s a money and fuel saving system that benefits everyone.
The first thing that you’ll notice about the Panamera is that it still looks like a Porsche. The grill is reminiscent of the 911 as are the LED taillights. Somehow, Porsche has created a sedan with ample space, and 4-seats that still looks and handles like a sports car. Plus, you can’t help but love the three-piece rear spoiler. While it may seem like a piece added for aesthetic purposes, the spoiler adjusts according to the speed of the vehicle. By moving up and down, it improves the aerodynamics of the car, ensuring that it’s fuel efficient and fast.
When driving a sports car, you expect it to hug the road and handle corners with ease. You don’t expect that same sort of maneuverability with a sedan—until now. The Panamera will make you rethink everything you know about sedans. Porsche’s Active Suspension Management and 4D Chassis Control system allow the Panamera to operate just as a sports car would. Whether you’re cruising a winding mountain corridor or blasting to the beach, there’s nothing this stunning vehicle can’t handle.
The front-engine Panamera is making waves everywhere it goes. Since it first debuted at the Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show in Shanghai in 2009, it’s been one of the most talked about cars on the road. Now, it’s your turn. Whether you’re looking for the hybrid model or the Turbo S, Porsche Cars North America can help you find your perfect car. Shop our inventory today!
Date Posted: December 2, 2018