The car which is based on the new MSB architecture, the 2017 Porsche Panamera has been finally launched in Berlin. Few days back, the German automaker introduced its teaser video and now finally the second generation Panamera is revealed. The first look of the car gave the hint that the fastback has been re-developed from the ground up, highlighting its key characteristics of being a performance sports car along with offering the features of a luxury saloon. Let’s have a more precise look over the all-new Porsche Panamera:
2017 Porsche Panamera Styling
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By redesigning the 2017 Panamera to last detail, the designers claim that the overall performance is systematically improved. The styling has not bestowed any dramatic changes and one can easily recognize the bold and beautiful 2017 Panamera. Inspired from 911, the fastback with a new coupe roofline has resulted in a reduced height of 20mm at the rear. The wheelbase has been stretched by 30mm and the headroom has been kept intact. The shorter overhangs, sharp character lines, and the new front, as well as rear LED lights, all highlights Porsche’s characteristics. The rear-spoiler is deployed in a peculiar three-piece setup, which further boasts the sportiness of the 2017 Porsche Panamera.
2017 Panamera Cabin
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The cabin of 2017 Porsche Panamera continues to be influenced by 911. The latest generation has received a plethora of additional features which has improved the overall comfort level. With the aim of using minimum buttons, the future-oriented display and control concept now features touch-sensitive surfaces. To give better connectivity, Porsche Panamera features configurable screens, along with a new 12.3-inch touch-screen Porsche Communication Management. All this comes with a host of new online services and functions. For four-seater layout, the rear occupants also get digital screen.
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The instrument cluster has been inspired from 918 Spyder, as the all-new Panamera features a single analogue tachometer flanked by two high-resolution screens for the instrument cluster. On practicality front, this fastback comes with 40:20:40 split folding rear seats and offers 495-litre boot space, which is quite impressive in the segment. The boot is further expandable to 1304-litre with rear seats down.
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The car is bombarded with an array of features which include panoramic tilt roof, massage seats, ambient lighting and 3D sound system from Burmester. The 2017 Panamera also receives adaptive air suspension with new three-chamber technology based on the MSB architecture. This is further accompanied with Porsche Active Suspension Management, enhanced Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport system with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and active roll stabilisation to further give better driving experience.
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Porsche Panamera Engine
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Under the hood, it is equipped with 2.9-litre V6 Biturbo petrol engine capable of producing 434 hp maximum power and 550 Nm peak torque in the 4S variant. The bigger 4.0-litre V8 engine further improves these figures to 542 hp maximum power and 770 Nm peak torque. One can clock 0-100 kmph mark in mere 3.8 sec to 4.4 sec depending on the engine. The 4S diesel variant is powered with a 4.0-litre V8 engine that gives out 416 hp maximum power and massive 850 Nm torque. Clocking 100 kmph mark will take 4.5 seconds in the diesel variant from naught. The 8-Speed PDK transmission coupled with all the engines offer 16 percent more fuel efficiency and better gear shifting.
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The US market will get this second generation Panamera in Jan 2017 and will be priced at $99,990 for 4S and Turbo starting at $146,990. Most of the markets will get a diesel variant but Porsche is not ready for the same in the US.