Luxury performance enthusiasts seeking a car that focusses equally on the driver and its passengers can now opt for the new Porsche Panamera that delivers even more performance, luxury, and efficiency, as Porsche India announces the official start of deliveries for the first units of its sports limousine by the brand’s authorized dealers in the country. Indian customers can choose from four different models comprising the rear-wheel-drive Panamera, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo S, and the Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid.
The sports limousine features a sportier look that complements its enhanced dynamics and increased power. A new 630 PS, four-liter, Biturbo V8 engine allows the Turbo S to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 315 km/h. The new Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful variant in the range, adding a 136 PS electric motor to the equation and resulting in the overall output of 700 PS.
Manolito Vujicic recently appointed Brand Head of Porsche India says: “We are excited to introduce the new Panamera to all visitors at our dealerships across the country. With its best-in-class performance, enhanced comfort and chassis management, and a sharper, sportier visual appearance, the new Panamera are true four-door sports and a true luxury saloon. It has significantly contributed to the brand’s global success since its introduction in 2009 and now raises the bar even higher with the new range offering the ultimate combination of power, prestige, and comfort. We are confident that the Panamera will drive our momentum in 2021, with more additions to our model range to come.”
All new models feature the previously optional Sport Design front end with striking air intake grilles, larger side cooling openings, and a single-bar front light module. The new Turbo S is differentiated by larger side air intakes and easy to spot due to its dual front lights which are now set further apart. The rear of the new Panamera is easily identified with a light strip that runs seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid to give a continuous, flowing line between the two newly designed LED tail light clusters.
GTS models incorporate new darkened Exclusive Design tail light clusters as standard to signify the extra 20 PS over its predecessor with 480 PS and 620 Nm from its V8 Biturbo engine, while the rear-wheel-drive Panamera is now powered by the familiar 2.9-liter V6 bi-turbo unit, delivering 330 PS and 450 Nm.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful variant in the product line, combining a 571 PS, four-liter, Biturbo V8 with a 136 PS electric motor integrated into an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and a 17.9 kWh battery. Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30 percent thanks to a new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes, adding 59 kilometers of range in a full electric mode according to the New European Driving Cycle.
All models house an updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM) which includes additional functions such as wireless Apple CarPlay, LED matrix headlights with PDLS Plus, Park Assist with Surround View, and a head-up display.
The new Panamera also features a revised Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system to control its three-chamber air suspension as standard as well as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) which are added options that customers can choose from.
The Panamera’s decade as the ultimate expression of a performance saloon has been recently celebrated with the exclusive 10 Years Edition which incorporates a number of comfort and chassis refinements in addition to several exclusive design highlights. Just a few units of this highly sought-after Panamera 4 10 Years Edition remain available for interested buyers at select dealerships.