The new Porsche Panamera is here, and ready to change everything. An array of exctiing new features and technology creates a truly visceral experience that is unmistakably Porsche. Features such as InnoDrive, Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and – for the first time in the Panamera – rear-axle steering make driving not only safer, more efficient and more relaxing – but also more enthralling. Learn more about what other exciting features the new Panamera has to offer below.
The all-new twin-turbo V6 engine in the Panamera 4S and twin-turbo V8 engine in the Panamera Turbo are lighter and more compact than their predecessors and are now mated to a newly developed 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK). This translates to efficiency and comfort while driving over long distances, with the performance and acceleration you would expect from a sports car. The chassis of the new Panamera performs this balancing act between sport and comfort effortlessly. The new integrated Porsche 4D Chassis Control system, which centrally analyzes the driving situation in all three spatial dimensions, e.g. pitch, roll and yaw, computes optimum driving states from these data, and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time: the fourth dimension. This makes the middle ground between sporty driving and comfort as expansive as possible.
Porsche InnoDrive assists you in a completely new and revolutionary way. The Porsche Innodrive system in conjunction with adaptive cruise control can predictively optimize your speed. With the aid of high-resolution navigation data and information supplied by the radar and video sensors, Porsche InnoDrive determines speed limits and topographical road features, such as gradients or corner radii, along your route even before you reach them – and modifies the gearshift strategy and speed of the Panamera accordingly. Another feature of Porsche Innodrive is Traffic Jam Assist. At speeds of up to approximately 37 mph, the system uses gentle steering inputs to keep the vehicle in the middle of the lane, regulates the distance from vehicles in front and follows the queue ahead where system limitations allow. As a result, Porsche Innodrive decreases driving stresses, thus increasing overall driving pleasure.
Avoiding accidents before they happen is the easiest way to maintain a safe driving experience. Features such as Lane Change Assist use radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side. As you move to change lanes, the system issues a visual warning signal in the exterior mirrors if another vehicle is rapidly approaching your vehicle from behind or is residing in one of your blind spots. In the case of an emergancy, the new Panamera comes equipped with six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston equivalents at the rear. Even in the most extreme conditions, braking behavior is unfazed. In an era of global climate change, efficent emission control is key. With efficiency-enhancing technologies such as auto start/stop, thermal management, electrical system recuperation, adaptive cylinder control and coasting, the production of CO2 emissions is dramatically reduced.
Your Porsche should be unique to you. Since the very beginning, we at Porsche have been dedicated to realizing customer wishes as part of our special request service. Known until 1986 as the Porsche ‘Sonderwunschprogramm’, today we call it Porsche Exclusive. The new Panamera is open to many Porsche Exclusive enhancements and personalizations.
For more information on the new Porsche Panamera, contact Porsche Bellevue at (425) 412-4114.