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Porsche Panamera Turbo Sneak Preview

The car that once set the benchmark for all four-door sports sedans is back. On November 2 the Panamera Turbo made its debut in Singapore to exciting fanfare. As part of its launch, the car was first shown to the media in a secret high security vault. A very exciting way to kick off showcasing the vehicle! It then went on to tour the city for four days, from November 3 to 6. Starting at the famous Fullerton Hotel, the car travelled to Dempsey Hill, Suntec City, ION Orchard and completed its tour at the W Hotel.

The all-new Panamera was towed by a Cayenne SUV with an entourage from Porsche Club Singapore. Tim Oh from Class 95 and Mike Kasem and Vernetta Lopez from Gold 90.5 were also in attendance at Suntec City and Porsche had their own complimentary ice cream for everyone that came to check out the sedan.porsche-panamera-turbo

So how is the new car? Having sat in it at a special press preview, the quality is vastly improved over an already well-built product. The interior features more tech, more style and more space. Basically everything in the new car is digital with LCD screens consuming most of the front cabin, save for the rev counter, which sticks with the traditional center analogue gauge. The driving position has not been compromised either. You sit low, but with lots of visibility. The rear is a much more inviting place to be in than before and features more space while still giving the feeling of being in a coupe.

A lot of traditional sports car manufacturers that go on to make sedans end up compromising on interior quality, but the Panamera feels like Porsche has been doing this for decades. The exterior styling sticks with Porsche’s philosophy of evolution over revolution. You can still easily recognise it as a Panamera, however it is a prettier car than the previous model and I believe it will appeal to more people. The new active aero spoiler is an extremely cool piece of kit as well and is probably my favourite feature on the car. The way it deploys looks like something out of Transformers.

Up front you’ll find a new 550 hp 4.0 L twin-turbo V8 in this “Turbo” model. However, like most Porsches now, expect a large portion of the range to be turbocharged. You can also expect a blisteringly quick 0 – 62 mph time of 3.8 seconds with the Sports Chrono Package installed. Emissions and fuel consumption have also been improved and the PDK transmission has been updated for faster shift times and improved performance depending on your style of driving.porsche-panamera-turbo-3

There will be three cars initially released in Singapore, the Panamera 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo. I never thought I’d say this, but personally, I’m most excited about the new 8-cylinder 4S Diesel. The horsepower and torque figures Porsche are extracting from the engine are out of this world. There’s 422 hp and 850 Nm of torque on tap, producing a 0 – 62 mph time of 4.3 seconds with the Sport Chrono Package and a top speed of 177 mph. That makes the Panamera 4S Diesel, the fastest production diesel in the world! It will have some immense pulling power, along with a really good range on a full tank.

Stay tuned for a full review…

Porsche Panamera Executive Model LA Motor Show Debut

Set to be badged the ‘Executive’ model, the longer Porsche Panamera offers occupants 150mm more cabin space and a host of extra luxury toys. For example a panoramic roof is standard, as is adjustable air suspension for a silky ride and multi-way reclining seats for all passengers front and rear. After all, Porsche has designed the model for clients who employ a chauffeur.

In terms of options, owners will be able to specify the new car with an entertainment console that sits between the rear seats and offers 10.1-inch tablets and foldaway work tables.

Alongside the larger Panamera, Porsche will also introduce a new entry-level model with a new 330hp V6 turbocharged engine which is more powerful and yet more efficient than the V6 that called the shots in the first-generation Panamera.

When the new models debut in LA, they will bring the second-generation Panamera range up to 10 different cars based on wheelbase, engine and performance. What’s more, there’s still a possibility that the LA Auto Show will be the venue where Porsche takes it to 11 and unveils the shooting brake version of the Panamera, too.

Look Out for These: Paris Motor Show Highlights

Look Out for These: Paris Motor Show Highlights

We say these are highlights to look out for at the 2016 Paris Motor Show but they are more like a road map, with projected milestones. Although there is obviously going to be an amplified buzz about electric propulsion (no bookmaker would take bets against at this point), expect battery-powered cars to be present for the most part in purely conceptual form at this year’s show. This leaves plenty of opportunity for crossovers, coupés and convertibles to generate a current of excitement. Having said that, technological advances in the auto industry are hardly limited to batteries and one particular idea, about the user experience, will be making an appearance at the Paris Motor Show.

A UX Concept

As cars move from being a simple form of personal transportation to potentially being the digital hub of the connected consumer and his or her equally connected home, so too does the definition of its user experience. Its systems have to be as fun and immersive to use as the driving experience is keen.

Therefore the Lexus UX Concept is an aggressively styled crossover on the outside – one that takes the company’s current design language and projects it into the next decade – and a simple-to-use supercomputer on the inside.

Look Out for These: Paris Motor Show Highlights

Interior of the Lexus UX Concept

The crossover is also the starting point for Mercedes’ show car, an electrified SUV that will be able to compete with the recently launched Model X in terms of luxury, technology and range.

Crossovers for All

As exciting as these models promise to be, it will be conventionally powered, real-world production vehicles that will hog the limelight at this year’s show. And, as the SUV continues on its journey to becoming the car of choice for all motorists, no matter what their transport needs, it should come as little surprise that most of the new cars on show at this year’s event will be of the high-sided variety.

Audi will be showing off the new Q5, BMW will be unveiling the conceptual outline of the X2, a coupé version of its entry-level X1 SUV and Mercedes will be displaying the GLC Coupé AMG 43 4Matic.

There will be more mass-market crossovers on show too, including the Skoda Kodiaq, a long-wheelbase version of the VW Tiguan and the Toyota C-HR.

But the biggest off road-inspired new vehicle will be the Land Rover Discovery. It promises class leading connected technology and benchmark setting all-terrain performance. After all Land Rover is the world’s only mainstream carmaker that deals exclusively in SUV models and it is therefore under the most pressure to raise the bar.

Supercar Debuts

Meanwhile, Mercedes will be showing off the AMG GT Roadster, the convertible take on its current flagship sportscar. Taking things up a gear further will be the world debut of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T, a V8, turbocharged version of its four-seat shooting brake. There’s also a possibility that Ferrari will use this year’s show to debut the Apperta, an open top version of its Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid hypercar.

Not to be outdone, Porsche will be showcasing the Panamera, its own family sportscar in petrol and hybrid forms and potentially in shooting brake specification too.

The 2016 Paris Motor Show opens its doors to the press September 28 and 29, and the public from October 1.

Look Out for These: Paris Motor Show Highlights

Will the new 2017 Porsche Panamera be joined by a shooting break version at this year’s event?

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Porsche Adds Panache to Delta Private Jet Service

Not much can top the experience of traveling by private jet, but Delta has figured out how to make your journey even sweeter. All you have to do is fly via one of the American firm’s private jets within the U.S. and you will be transported to the main terminal or connecting flight in a Porsche Cayenne or Panamara.

“Imagine traveling from Louisville to New York via private jet to connect with a commercial flight to Munich, Germany on Delta Air Lines,” said David Sneed, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Delta Private Jets “You will be picked up in a Porsche from the fixed-base operator and transported to the main airport where you will be escorted and expedited through security by Delta agents to your connecting flight, while your luggage is taken care of for you.”

While this service is already available to Delta’s SkyMiles Diamond Medallion customers, it will soon be complimentary for Delta Private Jets Card members as well. Passengers can expect the privilege to launch in these cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, J.F.K. and LaGuardia in New York, Seattle and Kentucky.

And while Porsches are undeniably cool, you might think that a Bentley or Mercedes might seem more fitting for Delta’s target audience of jet-setting elites. However, Porsche maintains that the partnership is symbolic of the harmony between the brands. “That same alignment of superior performance and daily, like-minded application, with the customer at the center,” said Andre Oosthuizen, Vice President of Marketing at Porsche Cars North America.

These connecting flight trips have also been proven to be great marketing opportunities for participating car brands. Actor Kiefer Sutherland – star of “24” – revealed on Top Gear that his decision for purchasing a Porsche Panamera was simply because he was smitten by its charm during a drive to his connecting flight with Lufthansa.

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: Ethical Luxury

The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid makes its global debut at the upcoming Paris motor show and takes aim at a brand new target for the executive sports sedan.

As we all know, the standard Panamera is billed as an executive car without compromise – i.e., it is as comfortable and spacious as it is fast. With the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid added to the family, the model has become as sustainable as it is swift. Given the behaviour of automakers in making such claims though, skepticism is perhaps warranted. However, Porsche has already gotten independent verification of some of its claims.

In fact, based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for measuring fuel efficiency, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can manage 2.5l/100km. And, it can also cover 50km on zero-emission battery power alone.

However, as well as taking admirably restrained sips of fuel, it also offers keen driving fun. It has four-wheel drive for keeping the back end in check at higher speeds and in the bends, and it needs it. The two motors working together offer 462hp, funnelled to the wheels via an eight-speed paddle-shift gearbox and serves up a 0-100km/h time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 278km/h.

This performance is thanks to the Porsche 918 Spyder. The company’s hybrid hypercar was essentially a rolling R&D facility and everything that made the 918 phenomenal is now trickling down to other Porsches in the family. Just hit the Spot Plus button for ultimate thrills and spills.

And for those putting responsibility ahead of everything else there is a new ultimate efficiency mode – Hybrid Auto – that ensures the car is using as little power as possible at any moment.

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will cost from €107,553 (roughly $121,180). The Paris motor show opens its doors to the press on September 28 and to the public on October 1.

Sports Sedan Reborn: New Porsche Panamera

Having contributed to record sales for the German automaker since 2009, it was only high time the trusty Porsche Panamera got the facelift it deserved. This year, the liftback-style sedan replaces the previous model with a sportier façade and amped-up specs.

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While maintaining the Panamera’s recognizable silhouette – long bonnet, distinct shoulder line and large alloy wheels – the new iteration is also now 35mm longer, 5mm wider, 5mm taller, and with a lower, more curved roofline, creating a flyline that harks back to the iconic 911. Its wider wheelbase, now 30mm longer, also serves to accentuate the car’s sporty disposition.

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The new Porsche Panamera will launch with three engine options; the most powerful 4.0-liter V8 Turbo’s 550 hp will power the car to 60mph in 3.8 seconds, or 3.6 seconds with the optional Sports Chrono pack. Porsche’s brand new 2.9-liter twin turbo V6 in the 4S model will get you 434hp (20hp more than before) of driving pleasure, and is capable of hitting 60mph from rest in 4.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono pack, and the Panamera 4S Diesel’s V8 (fastest diesel car in the world, Porsche claims) will equip your ride with 416hp and hit a top speed of 177mph, going from nought to 60 in 4.3 seconds.

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Otherwise, the four-wheel drive model is also equipped with Porsche’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission shift gearbox, automatic rear wing and next-generation air suspension for an even smoother ride. But what is a fantastic ride without all the nifty gadgets we’ve come to expect from the luxury-grade vehicles of today. Drivers of the new Panamera will work with the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit, equipped with thermal imaging cameras and InnoDrive, an adaptive cruise control. The improved UX features two new 7-inch displays in place of dials, with a 12-inch touchscreen that has all the works – online sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and an updated voice control system.

“Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses eradicated and above all its character preserved,” said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche AG. If you’re still not convinced, Porsche has created a video that will surely seal the deal:

 

Test: All Porsche Langkawi Driving Dreams

Nothing says style and luxury quite like Porsche in the world of automobiles. As part of its Driving Dreams campaign, I travelled to Langkawi Island to come up-close and personal with Porsche’s latest crop, a stunning range that runs the gamut from the bachelor-approved 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet to the newest incarnation of the ever-popular Cayenne S. The location was the dreamy Four Seasons Resort, just right by the picturesque and seemingly boundless Andaman Sea, the perfect location considering the occasion at hand. After all, it is entirely acceptable, and common, I’d think, for speed enthusiasts to dream about cruising in a Porsche.

To get behind the mechanics of the latest range, one had to get behind the wheel. I was presented with an incredible collection of cars: 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera GTS, 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, 911 Targa 4, Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Cayenne S, Cayenne Diesel, Panamera S E-Hybrid, Panamera 4, Macan Turbo and Macan S. If you’re car-obsessed, seeing these beauties lined up in a row, one after another, is like waking up on Christmas morning. How can a girl choose? When it comes to Porsche, however, beauty isn’t just skin-deep.

The model wears Ruched lambskin leather dress with cutouts from Celine The car featured, is a 911 Carrera GTS in Carmine Red

The model wears Ruched lambskin leather dress with cutouts from Celine
The car featured, is a 911 Carrera GTS in Carmine Red

“Intelligent performance has been the driving force for Porsche to develop our cars with focus in addressing mobility and connectivity topics. Evidently, Porsche is working on this with the first battery-powered four seat concept car, the Mission E with over 600 hp, over 500 kilometre driving range and around 15 minutes’ charging time to reach an 80 per cent charge of electrical energy,” explained Martin Limpert, the managing director of Porsche Asia Pacific. “With pioneering technologies that combine performance and efficiency, Porsche continues to build the sportiest cars in the segment and strengthening the position as the world’s most successful manufacturer of exclusive sports cars.”

After taking in the splendour of all 14 of the cars before me, it was time to put them to the test. The order of business was to take them across Langkawi Island, a nearly 200-kilometre journey through the villages and past iconic landmarks, from the lighthouse at Pantai Cenang to the breathtaking Gunung Raya, the island’s tallest mountain.

The model wears a Cotton-poplin shirt, wool-gabardine blazer, wool-twill tuxedo pants, silk bow and wide-brimmed felt hat from Saint Laurent. The car featured is a 911 Carrera GTS and Panamera 4 in Carmine Red

The model wears a Cotton-poplin shirt, wool-gabardine blazer, wool-twill tuxedo pants, silk bow and wide-brimmed felt hat from Saint Laurent.
The car featured is a 911 Carrera GTS and Panamera 4 in Carmine Red

My first model was the Panamera S E-Hybrid. Aside from clean and ultra sleek leather-covered interiors, which is expected, since this is Porsche we’re talking about, the first thing you’d notice is how audibly absent the engine is. You sort of have to check that it’s on and even then you’re unconvinced. That’s the fossil-free battery talking – or rather, not talking – the Panamera S E-Hybrid’s crowning glory that’s not only remarkably quiet, but also lasts up to about 35 kilometres on the road entirely on its own with a maximum speed of 135km/h, all while emitting just 71 grams of CO2 per kilometre. Needing only 2.3 hours to be fully charged, the beauty of the S E-Hybrid is its ability to draw power from conventional sockets.

It takes a longer time, for sure, but it means you get to power up even when you’re away from your garage. Charging when you’re actually on the road works too, owing to the brake energy recovery system and the combustion engine, which is hardly shabby itself, by the way, enabling a maximum speed of 270km/h. When you combine the two, the Panamera goes from 0 to 100km/h in just a little over 5 seconds. The adaptive air suspension made for a soothing ride too, even when it came to the winding roads near the hillier regions of Langkawi Island. The Panamera S E-Hybrid may be the more practical and spacious one of Porsche’s newest offerings, but it still packs power when the time comes for it.

The test-drive with the Panamera S E-Hybrid came to a halt at the Datai Golf Club, one of tumbling pastures with borrowed drama from the rain that had just passed and the lush forests on its periphery, a very fitting scenario for my next model – the Cayenne S. For someone who grew up in SUVs, this one was right up my alley.

The model wears a nylon jacket and drawstring trousers from Louis Vuitton; Patent platform stilettos from Saint Laurent. The car featured is a 911 Carrera GTS in Carmine Red

The model wears a nylon jacket and drawstring trousers from Louis Vuitton; Patent platform stilettos from Saint Laurent.
The car featured is a 911 Carrera GTS in Carmine Red

The Cayenne has remained one of Porsche’s popular kids since its introduction in 2002, and it’s easy to see why. It’s huge on the inside, even more so than the Panamera, but it still behaves like a Porsche. The refreshed version is much sleeker and stylish too, kudos to Porsche, rendering a certain lightness to the stocky car. Like the Panamera, sans the electric motor, the Cayenne S runs on a V6, accelerates to 100km/h in 5.5 seconds and goes up all the way to 259km/h. For its build, it’s an impressive score. You see, speed really isn’t a problem for Porsche, even for the bigger vehicles. The Cayenne S is one of the lucky ones endowed with a Sport Plus button, a feature to remind you that you’re in a sports car. The engine becomes more responsive, the steering more direct, the damping harder. The effect and thrill are immediate. There’s even a performance display on the dashboard to track lap times. What’s perhaps most satisfying about the Cayenne S, to me at least, was how it handled curves, bends and even hills with swiftness and ease, again, rather unexpected for its size.

Alas, my journey across Langkawi Island came to its inevitable end, though not without a little surprise. I was presented with a quiz that would determine my “dream car” from Porsche. My result? The 911 Turbo in Jet Black Metallic, one sick ride that I think even Bruce Wayne would ditch his Batmobile for on an off day. It’s all beautiful curves with a maximum speed of a whooping 315km/h, the fastest of the lot. This was a surprise, considering my affinity with SUVs. (Okay fine, so I tweaked my responses just a bit so that I’ll get something super sleek. But hey, this is about picking my dream car, isn’t it?)

This story first appeared in the December/January 2015 edition of L’Officiel.

Story credits

Text by Candice Chua

Images by Richard Chen

Styling by Wei Lun Tok

Porsche Panamera Edition

Porsche announces special edition Panamera

Porsche Panamera Edition

Porsche has announced a new model variant that offers a host of optional extras as standard but is it enough to get excited about?

Despite some concern about its outward appearance and speculation the company was in danger of diluting its brand, the Porsche Panamera has been a surprise hit since its launch in 2009.

Unlike the premium sportscar market, where the company pretty much has a monopoly thanks to the evergreen 911, the executive sports sedan segment is another matter entirely with everyone from Aston Martin (the Rapide) to Maserati (Quattroporte) offering something exciting and with plenty of rear legroom.

Still, in 2014, Porsche managed to sell 24,864 examples, 9,250 of which went to China, meaning that the country acounts for almost 40% of global Panamera sales, and the new special edition, feels like something concocted specifically for this market.

The Edition, as Porsche is calling it, comes with a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive but the engine has already been selected — a 310hp V6.

But while it has the smaller powerplant, a number of little exterior touches borrow from the turbo model such as the wheel design.

However, it’s inside where all of the extras can be found.

The Porsche Panamera Edition Interior

The seats and dashboard have a two-tone half-leather trim, which extends to Porsche emblems embossed in the seats’ head restraints, and the Porsche Communications Management system gets a 7-inch touchscreen display and a 14-speaker Bose sound system.

Chinese customers, in particular, place a premium on rear legroom and standard equipment levels and although this car will be available globally, it is getting extra standard features specifically for its largest single market.

The most notable of which are the executive comfort rear seats as standard (which tend to be specified by those who like to sit in the back while employing a chauffeur to do the driving), along with rear and side window blinds for extra privacy and sun shading.

Other features which are coming as standard regardless of the car’s final destination include active suspension, and front and rear park assist systems including rear reversing camera.

The Panamera edition is available to order now with prices starting from €86,490 ($80,000) for the rear-wheel-drive version and from €91,131 (84,300) for the four-wheel-drive version.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series

Porsche announces Panamera Exclusive Series

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series

The special edition of the four-door executive GT will be restricted to 100 examples and is based on the Turbo S Executive model.

It is being unveiled at the LA Auto Show in November and will be the first model to feature ‘s new rear-seat entertainment system.

The Panamera is already a pretty potent car thanks to its 570hp engine, and the Exclusive Series adds to this power with the finest quality leathers and creature comforts plus an optional bespoke five-piece luggage set.

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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series interior

The new model will be the first Porsche to feature two-color graduated exterior paintwork that blends from metallic black to chestnut brown and which has to be applied by hand to ensure the effect is perfect.

Inside, the seats and door panels are trimmed in hand-picked Poltrona Frau leather. The hides dressing the cabin also blend from chestnut brown to black milled nappa leather with contrasting stitching.

The same effect is replicated on the dashboard and console panels that blend walnut burl with piano black wood veneers.

And of course, no limited edition car would be complete without an interior tag displaying its example number and a handmade exterior badge stating that the car is a creation of the Porsche Exclusive Factory.

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Although there will only ever be 100 examples built, the car’s all-new rear seat package will soon be an option on all new Panameras.

It consists of two HD 10.1-inch touch screens for the rear passengers with integrated cameras for video calling and DVD players for watching films, all linked up to the car’s Burmester surround sound system.

The car, which will only be offered as a left-hand-drive model, is available to order now and prices start at €249,877.

Porsche Panamera GTS by Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova’s Unique Porsche Panamera GTS

On Friday, the day of the Opening Ceremony at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, Russian tennis champion Maria Sharapova joined Porsche for the unveiling of a special edition Panamera GTS in her honor.

Porsche Panamera GTS by Maria Sharapova

The Porsche Panamera GTS “by Maria Sharapova” bears a few personal touches chosen by the tennis champion, a Porsche brand ambassador since 2013. Sharapova chose the car’s gleaming white paint, accented by the black outline of its LED headlights, its tailpipes and its 20-inch wheels.

Inside the cabin, the car features a new leather upholstery design with cream stitching. The armrests are personalized with the “Panamera GTS” logo, while Maria Sharapova’s name is featured on the door sills.

The Porsche Panamera GTS has a 4.8L V8 with 440hp, allowing for 0 to 100km/h acceleration in 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 288km/h.

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Porsche Considering BMW 5 Series Competitor

The German sportscar company is considering a move into the premium mid-size executive sedan market where the BMW 5-series is currently king.

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In fact, it is one of the most competitive market segments in the automotive world. As well as the 5-Series, the Porsche would have to do battle with the Mercedes E Class, Audi A6, a host of Lexus models and the new Maserati Ghibli.

However the company has never been scared of a challenge and has been debating a move into the segment since 2012. As Porsche boss Matthias Muller told Autocar: “Speaking very frankly, I can say this is one of many ideas we have, to build a car below Panamera.”

Porsche is playing its cards close to its chest and makes it clear that as well as a car to match the 5 Series, it is also considering a host of different markets.

However, making a car similar in status to its Panamera sedan but smaller seems the most logical next step for the company. Also adding weight to the rumors is the fact that as part of the Volkswagen group, Porsche is currently helping to develop a new platform that will support rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles and that will be used for the next-generation Bentley.

That said, if Porsche does decide to build a BMW beater, the car will have to be incredible.

The current 5-series is pound-for-pound the best car that money can buy. It offers an unequalled mix of performance, practicality, comfort, quality, and high-tech active driver assistance features.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

New Porsche Panamera Turbo S unveiled

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive

The German manufacturer is expanding its Panamera line with a new version of the Turbo S grand touring sedan, which now has an additional 20hp under the hood for a total power of 570hp.

Powered by a 4.8L V8 biturbo engine, the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds and can reach top speeds of around 310km/h. Porsche announces the car’s fuel consumption at 10.2L/100km, which is equivalent to CO2 emissions of 239g/km.

Among the standard features on the new Turbo S, Porsche provides a number of its latest driving aids and technologies, such as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB). On the inside, drivers and passengers can stay cool thanks to ventilated seats and ride in style on two-tone leather upholstery.

In addition to the standard version of the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S, an Executive edition will also be available, with a wheelbase expanded by 15cm for enhanced comfort. The two new models will be available from early 2014 at $180,300 and $200,500 respectively in the US.

The Panamera line also includes Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the Panamera S E-Hybrid, which arrived at dealers over the summer of 2013.

This more eco-friendly Panamera consumes just 3.1L/100km over the European driving cycle, resulting in CO2 emissions of 71g/km. The model is available from $99,000 in the US, or €112,309 in Europe.

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Porsche adds plug-in Panamera hybrid

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid

Just before it presents its new generation saloon at the Shanghai Auto Show 2013, Porsche has unveiled its first rechargeable hybrid car, the Panamera S E-Hybrid.

The electric motor alone provides 95hp and it is powered by a new lithium-ion battery. If it is plugged into an industrial power source via the on-board charger, the car can reach full charge within two and a half hours. In a domestic mains socket, this charging time will not exceed 4 hours.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid goes from 0 to 100km/h, from a standing start, in 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 270km/h. On average, it only consumes 3.1L/100k.

The Panamera S E-Hybrid and the Panamera Diesel are the only two new models within the range that have an eight-speed automatic Tiptronic S.

This new-generation Panamera will be launched in July 2013, and the Panamera S E-Hybrid is priced at 110,409 euros. The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Panamera Turbo S Executive will be on the market in 2014.

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Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche unveils Panamera GTS

Porsche Panamera GTS

Porsche has revealed a performance version of its Panamera model at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.

The Panamera GTS, designed to propel the Panamera from the urban elite to the race track, will hit the roads early next year with a price tag of €116,716 in Europe.

Boasting a top speed of 288km/h, the new model has been overhauled to improve sporting performance, including a new adaptive air suspension system, sports tuning and a wider rear axle width to improve stability.
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S revealed

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche has released details on its new high-power Panamera sedan, set to go on sale this summer.

The new Panamera Turbo S provides a power boost to the Panamera Turbo’s engines, delivering 37 kW more with increased torque from the 4.8 liter, V8 engine, which has been treated to improved turbochargers and modified engine control.

Using the Launch Control feature, it can manage 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 306 km/h, despite a fuel consumption similar to that of the Panamera Turbo — 11.3 l/100km using Michelin tires.
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New Porsche hybrid confirmed for Geneva

2010 Porsche Panamera

Porsche looks set to reconfirm its commitment to hybrid technology at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, according to a statement issued February 11.

The German luxury automaker confirmed to journalists that it would launch a “parallel full hybrid model” at the show.

Porsche said that the new model is being launched in the wake of the success of the Cayenne S Hybrid, unveiled at last year’s Geneva Show, which has received fairly good reviews in Europe and the US.
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NYC hotel to introduce Porsche fleet for guests

Guests at New York’s Gansevoort Hotels will soon be able to enjoy the city from the back of a Porsche, thanks to an agreement between the hotel and the luxury car maker.

Both of Gansevoort’s New York properties — The Gansevoort Hotel and The Gansevoort Park Avenue South — are to offer free in-town car service and airport transfers in a fleet of Porsche vehicles.

From August 15,the trendy NYC hotels will squire you around town in the roomy 2011 Porsche Panamera 4S.
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