The 2017 Porsche Panamera is completely redesigned. Porsche Panamera was unveiled at the 13th Auto Shanghai International Automobile Show in Shanghai, China, in April 2009. In 2011, hybrid and diesel variant were launched. In April 2013, a facelift to the Panamera was announced, throw again at the Auto Shanghai show. A plug-in hybrid version, the Panamera S E-Hybrid, was released in the U.S. market in November 2013. The four-passenger 2017 Porsche Panamera is offered in an initial run of two trim levels: the 2017 Porsche Panamera 4S and 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo. Both come standard with all-wheel drive and a wealth of features.
The 2017 Panamera 4S starts with 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, continuously adjustable door hinges, a power hatchback trunk lid, power-folding, heated auto-dimming side mirrors, a two-way adaptive rear spoiler, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, keyless ignition, partial leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats with heating, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, a manually adjustable steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, Bluetooth, a wide-view touchscreen infotainment system, and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite and HD radio.
2017 Porsche Panamera Interior
The 2017 Panamera’s dashboard is an inviting combination of old and new. Porsche’s classic five circular gauges of 911 fame are arrayed in front of the driver, including a sporty, center-mounted tachometer. But the tach is the only analog gauge; the others are high-resolution digital affairs that are also highly configurable. In the middle of the dash is a stunning “glass-look” 12-inch touchscreen, and below that the center vents and climate controls flow gracefully into a prominent console that bisects the entire passenger cabin, all the way through the rear seat.
Despite the lower roofline for this generation, Porsche says rear headroom remains about the same, which means even taller adults should be plenty pleased with the two-seat apartment, though three-across seating continues to be unavailable. There’s no doubt rear passengers will love the optional rear entertainment system, which includes twin 10-inch displays, 32 gigabytes of dedicated storage space, micro-SD and micro-USB connectivity, Bluetooth and compatibility with the mobile Wi-Fi setup. In terms of cargo space, the Panamera offers 17.4 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks in place — a competitive figure relative to executive-sedan rivals — and a handy 46 cubes with those seatbacks folded down.
2017 Porsche Panamera Panamera Diesel
The Panamera Diesel was launched in May 2011. The vehicle uses the same Audi 3.0L V6 engine used in the Cayenne Diesel, itself a tuned spinoff of an existing engine. The Panamera’s engine has a power output of 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp). The car is capable of accelerating from 0–100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 242 km/h (150.4 mph). It is also the most economical Porsche in the entire vehicle range, consuming just 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers (37 US MPG/45 UK MPG).
2017 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid
In 2008, Porsche AG reported the buildup of a coordinated hybrid system for the Panamera, and in February 2011, Porsche divulge the Panamera S Hybrid. Using the same engine seen in the Cayenne S Hybrid supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine generating 333 PS (245 kW; 328 hp) along with an electric motor rated at 47 PS (35 kW; 46 hp), as well as the Cayenne’s eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission—the 380 PS (279 kW; 375 hp) Panamera S Hybrid can accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 6.0 seconds. The 2017 Panamera S Hybrid produces only 193 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, rendering it the cleanest car in the entire Porsche model range, but still provides a top speed of 270 km/h (167.8 mph).
Deliveries began in the United States in 2011, and cumulative sales reached 684 units through March 2013. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated the fuel economy for the 2013/2012 model year Panamera Hybrid at 22 mpg-US (11 L/100 km; 26 mpg-imp) for city driving, 30 mpg-US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg-imp) for highway, and 25 mpg-US (9.4 L/100 km; 30 mpg-imp) combined.
In November 2013, the UK Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) approved the ability of the Panamera S E-Hybrid for the Plug-in Car Grant which entitles customers to a maximum purchase subsidy of (US$8,000). The plug-in hybrid was rated with a fuel economy of 91 mpg-imp (3.1 L/100 km; 76 mpg-US) and CO2 emissions of 71 g/km.