As the Panamera steps into its 2nd generation, the luxurious sport sedan brings together the best of its heritage right into a modern package blending style, power, comfort, space and advanced electric system.
|Vehicle Type: Luxury Sedan||Base Price: $239,432|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 26.4 gals (100 L)||Miles Per Gallon: 14 city / 30 hwy|
|Length: 197.4 in. (501.4 cm)||Wheel Base: 114.9 in. (292 cm)|
|Height: 55.4 in. (140.7 cm)||Width: 76.0 in. (193 cm)|
|Curb Weight: 4343 lbs (1970 kg)||Maximum Seating: 4 people|
|Engine: V8 Twin Turbo||Displacement: 4.8 Liter|
|Horsepower: 570 HP||Max RPM: NA|
|Torque: 555 lb-ft @2250-5000 rpm||Transmission: 7-Speed Dual Clutch PDK|
|0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds||Maximum Speed: 193 mph (311 km/h)|
*Panamera Turbo - USA
Engine & Performance
The Turbo-S is worth the wait. This sports 4 door luxury sedan is equipped with a variety of engine advancements. That includes a larger turbo, pistons made of a new aluminum alloy, which boosts its horsepower from 550 to 570.
It comes with 553 lbs ft of torque in standard mode, but can offer up to 590 pound-feet of torque on over boost. As a result of the added power, Porsche claims the 2014 Panamera Turbo S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.
However, its top-speed of 192 mph is 2 mph faster. The battery can be fully recharged from a 240V power source in 2.5 hours.
Porsches signature drivetrain, the PDK seven speed transmission goes along with the car’s optional launch-control feature. It comes with all types of sporty enhancements including ceramic brakes, active-roll stabilization, adaptive damper control and also variable airbag suspension.
The most apparent change on the Turbo S is the nose, broader air intakes along with a sharply radiused power dome on the hood provide better definition to the Panamera's design. The diffuser and bumper have been reworked to produce a wider profile that is helps flatten out the slightly 'humped' hatch area.
The Panamera's interior design is pure present day Porsche. The buttons are grouped in a functional and easy to reach manner. The Turbo S seating include 2-tone leather and 14 way power-adjustable front car seats.
For those who are less enthusiastic about driving, the 2014 Panamera Turbo S is available in the Executive model. It provides 4.7 inches of extra rear seat legroom, the wheelbase has been stretched by 5.9 inches. The Executive features a few additional niceties, such as electronic roll up sun blinders, and ventilated seats.