Always a great car, the Panamera is now developed into the fantastic future-proof level, whether you judge on performance, comfort, driveability, or electric mobility. Porsche engineers have been able to combine the best of all worlds.
A unique symbiosis of contrasts: the new Porsche Panamera now covers an even wider spectrum. It combines the performance of a sports car with the comfort of an exclusive saloon. With the 630 PS (463 kW) Panamera Turbo S, the sports car manufacturer successfully supports its claim to best-in-class performance.
The new top-of-the-range model betters the performance figures of the previous Panamera Turbo by a wide margin. Porsche also continues to pursue its E-Performance strategy. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid is a new addition to the range of plug-in hybrids, offering a completely new drive system with 560 PS (412 kW) system output.
Compared with the previous hybrid models, the all-electric range has been boosted by up to 30%. Comfort and sportiness both benefit from enhanced chassis components and control systems in combination with the new-generation steering control and tyres. In Qatar, the entry level rear-wheel drive Panamera starts at QAR336,400.
Turbo S: From Zero to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds
With a power output of 630 PS (463 kW) and a torque of 820 newton metres, the new Panamera Turbo S offers 80 PS (59 kW) more power and 50 Nm more torque than the previous flagship Turbo with combustion engine. This has a very positive effect on driving performance: in Sport Plus mode, the Turbo S model accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.
Developed in Weissach and built in Zuffenhausen, the familiar four-litre V8 biturbo engine has been comprehensively overhauled to enable the car to achieve a top speed of 315 km/h. In order to transfer the enormous power to the road in a controlled manner and maximise cornering performance, the three-chamber air suspension, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and the roll stabilisation system Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) have been customised to each specific model and optimised accordingly.
Increased sportiness and comfort thanks to optimised chassis systems
The V8 biturbo engine in the Panamera GTS was optimised with a specific focus on its power delivery. With 480 PS (353 kW) and 620 Nm, the new Panamera GTS delivers 20 PS (15 kW) more power than its predecessor. The power output continuously increases close to the engine speed limit. The power delivery is therefore like that of a classic sports car with naturally aspirated engine. The traditional V8 sound characteristics are even more prominent than before thanks to the new standard sports exhaust system featuring asymmetrically positioned rear silencers.
The new Panamera and Panamera 4 are now equipped with the familiar 2.9-litre V6 biturbo engine, delivering 330 PS (243 kW) and 450 Nm.
Sharper visual appearance for greater presence
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 revamped light strip at the rear now runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour. It thus provides a continuous and flowing connection between the two newly designed LED tail light clusters. GTS models sport the new darkened Exclusive Design tail light clusters as standard with dynamic coming/leaving home function. Three new 20- and 21-inch wheels have been added to the wheel range, so that a total of 10 different designs are now available.
Additional functions and assistance systems for safety and comfort
The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) includes additional functions, such as the improved voice control and wireless Apple® CarPlay. The Panamera also offers an extensive range of innovative light and assistance systems, such as the now standard Lane Keeping Assist, as well as adaptive cruise control, Night Vision Assist, Lane Change Assist, LED matrix headlights including PDLS Plus, Park Assist including Surround View and head-up display.
The new Porsche Panamera is available to order now, with first deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. In Qatar, prices start at QAR336,400 for the rear-wheel-drive Panamera.
Information on retail price, model specifications and availability can be obtained at the Porsche Centre (Al Boraq Auto) on The Pearl-Qatar, currently open 9 am to 8 pm, five days a week. Call 4459 9666 for enquiries. You can also visit porsche.com for more information.