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  •   Richard Meaden reacted to this post about 3 years ago
    New Porsche Panamera Official pictures of posher, pacier exec contender

    #Porsche-AG says the new 416bhp V8 Panamera 4S Diesel is the fastest diesel car in the world”

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    Bigger, better Porsche Panamera is revealed. Wraps off larger, more aggressive-looking four-door with extra tech.

    The Porsche Panamera has been around since 2009, with the four-door coupé benefiting from a facelift just over three years ago. Now it’s time for an all-new model, and the second-generation Panamera has been revealed at Porsche HQ in Stuttgart. The new model gets the familiar long bonnet, pronounced shoulderline and large alloy wheels, with subtle tweaks to the bodywork. It’s 35mm longer, 5mm wider and 5mm taller than before, with a 30mm longer wheelbase.

    New air intakes and a redesigned grille give the front end a more aggressive look, while at the rear there are new LED lights that stretch right across the back. It’s here where Porsche has most obviously linked its new Panamera to the rest of the current Porsche range, with many similar design elements found on the updated 911 and new 718 Boxster and Cayman ranges. Big exhaust pipes and a rear wing that deploys automatically complete the look.

    Inside, there’s a new dashboard layout, with touch-sensitive surfaces replacing the previous car’s array of buttons. A centrally mounted tachometer also harks back to the legendary 1955 Porsche 356 A.

    The new car includes two seven-inch displays in place of the dials, as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen featuring online sat-nav, Apple-CarPlay integration and an updated voice control system. Under the bonnet is a new engine range, with only the Panamera 4S, 4S Diesel and flagship Turbo available from launch. The new V6 and V8 engines are cleverly packaged to make them more compact, mounted lower in the car to improve the centre of gravity.

    The most powerful 4.0-litre V8 Turbo model gets 542bhp and 770Nm of torque, meaning 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds (or 3.6 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono pack) and a top speed of 190mph. Economy of 30mpg and emissions of 214g/km are improved over the previous model thanks to cylinder deactivation tech.

    A 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 powers the 4S model, with 20bhp more than before for a total of 434bhp. It will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack, return 34.5mpg and emit 186g/km of CO2.

    Porsche says the Panamera 4S Diesel is the fastest diesel car in the world. The powerful V8 develops 416bhp and a huge 850Nm of torque – giving 0-62mph in 4.3 seconds and a 177mph top speed. It still claims 41.5mpg and 178g/km emissions. Elsewhere, the car is available with a ‘Sport Response’ button to boost engine responses. Taken from the 918 Spyder hypercar, this offers Normal, Sport, Sport Plus or Individual drive modes.

    The new Panamera has 50 litres more boot space than before, at 495 litres. Fold the 40:20:40 split rear seats and you get 1,304 litres – that’s a rise of 41 litres. UK prices have yet to be released, but the 4S will start at 113,027 Euros in Germany – suggesting an entry-level Panamera will cost around £90,000. The first cars will arrive in showrooms in November.

    Overlapping dials now digital, with analogue rev counter; rear display controls air-con.
    SPACE Increase in wheelbase should benefit passengers in the rear. New LED tail-lights stretch across back of car.
    ALL-NEW Revised air intakes and grille give the Porsche a more aggressive nose; inside, the large touchscreen has Apple CarPlay connectivity.

    “New car is 35mm longer, 5mm wider and 5mm taller than before, with a 30mm longer wheelbase”
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  •   Lester Dizon reacted to this post about 4 years ago

    Closely based on the #Porsche-Sport-Turismo-Concept , on sale in #2017 / #Porsche-Sport-Turismo / #Porsche-Panamera-Sport-Turismo / #Porsche-Panamera-II / #Porsche-Panamera / #Porsche

    Porsche's stunning #Panamera Sport Turismo concept is go for production. First seen at the 2012 Paris motor show, the 'Shooting Brake' style Sport Turismo will be part of an all-new Panamera family, due to go on sale early next year.

    As our spy images show, #Porsche has delivered not only on the elongated roof line of the 2012 concept, but also much of the detailing. That starts with more sculpted, shapely hips over the rear wheel arches compared to the current Panamera. The character lines that flow into the front wing vents are sharper and bolder, too, just like the Sport Turismo.

    What can't be seen, at least not in full, are the front and rear light clusters. However, just visible through the camouflage stickers are horizontal internal headlight graphics that look a dead ringer for those on the concept. The rear clusters on the test mule are more thoroughly obscured. However, it was the Sport Turismo that previewed the so-called '3D' rear clusters now seen on the latest 911 models and the Macan. Prototypes of the standard fastback version of this new Panamera model have clearly also taken cues from the Sport Turismo.

    Inside, the revolution continues. While the original Panamera's body styling met with mixed reviews, its classy, high-quality cabin received universal praise. With the new Panamera, Porsche is upping its incar ante even further. The biggest change addresses arguably the Panamera cabin's one weakness, namely the explosion of buttons on the central console above the transmission tunnel.

    In their place is a slick, flush-mounted panel that massively reduces visual clutter. But here's the clever bit. Instead of physical buttons, the panel uses capacitive touch technology just like a modern smartphone or tablet. However, it's not clear yet whether the panel is underlayed with full LCD displays or merely backlit status lights.

    Either way, just above the console is a new high resolution touchscreen which is thought to share its core technologies with upcoming models from sister brand Bentley. That's because the “the next-generation Panamera” is based on a platform that will also sire new Bentley models. That said, the Panamera's multimedia functionality is likely to mirror the latest #PCM system in the latest #Porsche sports car models with Real Time Traffic, Google Earth and other connected features in the mix.

    All of which just leaves the minor matter of powertrains. The diesel and petrol models, including the mighty Turbo, will again be offered and no doubt with more power and performance than ever. But it's probably the hybrid models that will offer the most technical intrigue.

    The existing Panamera E-Hybrid has already evolved from mild hybrid to offer plug-in charging capability. For the new range, expect a boost in electric power from the outgoing model's 95hp, plus pure- EV range extended beyond 22 miles.

    What's more, odds are Porsche will create more than one hybrid model. Like the combustion powered models, hybrid technology will be offered with differing price and performance mixes. As for pricing, a modest up tick from today's £63,913 base model is a given.

    A launch at the Paris motor show later this year would make for a neat four-year cycle from concept to production. So, we'll put our money on that and sales starting early in 2017. Predicted sales? Well, if it looks half as good as the concept, it should be a winner.

    Worth digging out the concept pics again we think. The Sport Tourismo, as shown at the Paris motor show in 2012 was one of Porsche’s more dramatic styling efforts, and is now certain to reach production.

    Spy shots show the Panamera Sport Tourismo testing. It is clearly very similar to the prototype, with just a false rear panel to put keen-eyed car spotters off the trail.

    PURE-ELECTRIC PANAMERA? / #Porsche-Panamera-Electric / #Porsche-Panamera-Pure-Electric /

    With multiple hybrid models likely to be in the next-generation Panamera model mix, can we expect to see a pure-electric Panamera at some point in its life cycle? In a word, no.

    For a pure-electric Porsche, you'll have to wait until 2020 and the launch of an all-new production car inspired by the recent Mission E concept. That's because the engineering requirements for pure-electric cars are so radically different, a bespoke platform is required. That platform, to be shared with the next-generation VW Phaeton which will also be all-electric, is currently being engineered for use across the entire VW Group of brands.

    Still, Mission E should be worth waiting for. If it looks anything like the concept, it'll be a stunner. And with 600hp and a range of around 350 miles, Mission E is certainly more mile muncher than milk float.
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