The Panamera range is growing: Long version and new three-litre V6 turbo as entry-level engine
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ - 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 sedan with a new 330 hp V6 turbo 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 engine by up to 1.0 l/100 km, per the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The new 330-hp engine is combined with all-wheel drive in the Panamera 4, plus a long wheelbase in the Panamera 4 Executive.
While the Panamera and Panamera 4 with 330 hp redefine what can be expected at the entry-level end, the Executive models, with their 150 millimetre longer wheelbase, expand the body and equipment portfolio at the top end of the model line. Designed as a chauffeur sedan, this Porsche is available in the all-wheel drive versions Panamera 4 Executive (330 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive (462 hp), Panamera 4S Executive (440 hp) and Panamera Turbo Executive (550 hp).
The new Porsche Panamera Executive versions are equipped even more exclusively. The standard features are supplemented with heated comfort seats with multi-way power adjustment in the front and rear and adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (Porsche Active Suspension Management / PASM). 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 and soft-close doors. As the most powerful model, the Panamera Turbo Executive is equipped with standard features such as four-zone climate control, LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and ambient lighting.
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 inductive antenna connection for an additional smartphone. Similarly to the existing Panamera models, the exterior of the Executive versions can be further individualized with a Sport design package.
Another useful equipment option, particularly for the Executive versions 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 digitalized workplace. The high-quality displays can also be used as tablets outside the vehicle.
The new Panamera 4, starting at $102,500, and the Executive models, from $110,200, will arrive in Canada in the second quarter of 2017. With the addition of these models, the range now comprises eight different models with power outputs from 330 to 550 hp.
SOURCE Porsche Cars Canada
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