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Thursday, November 10, 2016

2017 Porsche Panamera Gets Entry-Level V6 Turbo And Stretched 'Executive' Models

The second-generation Porsche Panamera family has welcomed a number of new variants ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016.

The new models start off with the entry level Panamera and Panamera 4 variants. Both utilize a new 3.0-liter turbocharged petrol V6 delivering 330 PS (326 hp) and mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. As the name implies, the Panamera 4 is all-wheel drive while the standard model sends power exclusively to the rear wheels.

Despite being smaller than the outgoing 3.6-liter V6, this new turbo'd six is 20 hp more powerful and 13 per cent more fuel efficient.

Also set to debut in LA is the new Panamera Executive range. These model have had their wheelbases stretched by 150 mm, helping to increase space for rear passengers. Alongside the added space, they come standard with heated seats, a large panoramic room, front and rear adaptive air suspension and Porsche's Active Suspension Management system. Additionally, there's a roll-up sunblind behind the rear headrests that comes standard.

Alongside the base Executive models installed with the new 3.0-liter turbo six, there are also Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive, 4S Executive and Turbo Executive variants available. The higher-end 4S Executive and Turbo Executive include added features like soft-close doors and rear wheel steering. Also found within the Turbo Executive are LED headlights, a four-zone climate control system and ambient lighting.

All Porsche Panamera Executive models can be fitted with a newly designed rear center console that can be equipped with two integrated folding tables. Rear passengers may also enjoy the optional Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment suite which includes 10.1-inch displays integrated into the backrests of the front seats.

U.S. prices have yet to be confirmed but in the UK, the entry-level Panamera starts at 66,386 pounds ($81,141) and tops out at 122,480 pounds ($149,703) for the Panamera Turbo Executive.



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