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New Porsche Panamera now handsome


Remember when Porsche announced that it would be releasing a four-door, front engine model? Some diehard fans cringed at the thought and others welcomed it, until they saw the thing. It might be popular but it's not the nicest looking vehicle…until now.


The latest Porsche Panamera features a design that is unmistakably Panamera and unmistakably a sports car - with long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, athletic flanks and an extremely fast roofline that’s 20mm lower at the rear. This typical Porsche flyline creates a stylistic link to Porsche's design icon, the 911. It’s a Gran Turismo that’s been rethought and realigned. 


The typical Porsche interior has also been reinterpreted. Black panel surfaces and interactive displays combine a clear and intuitive user interface like that of smartphones and Tablets, with the practical requirements for controlling the car. Classic hard keys and conventional instruments have been reduced significantly; they’ve been replaced by touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays, which take centre stage in the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit - with great benefits for the driver as well as the front and rear passengers. Despite a significantly extended range of communication, convenience and support systems, different functions can now be used and operated more clearly and intuitively. 


A Porsche has always impressed with more than just power; its efficiency is equally important. To elevate this formula to a new level, all the second-generation Panamera's engines have been redesigned. Three new BiTurbo direct injection engines are being introduced at the market launch: The Panamera Turbo, the Panamera 4S and the Panamera 4S Diesel. 

A V8 BiTurbo petrol engine that delivers 404kW/770Nm of torque that powers the Panamera Turbo features a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 3.8 seconds. The V6 petrol engine features 324kW/550Nm and drives the Panamera 4S. In the Panamera 4S Diesel, a V8 with 310kW generates powerful thrust and a maximum torque of 850Nm. One can expect an eight-speed PDK automatic gearbox across the range. 

We will have pricing as well as availability closer to the official launch of the all-new Panamera.

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Posted by: Thobani
Submitted: 15-07-2016
Porsche cars are good as always!