Porsche India, the exclusive luxury car brand of Germany has rolled out a new variant of Panamera in the country. Panamera is the only saloon model in the company's portfolio, which was first introduced to the auto world in the year 2009. In India, it comes in a total of six variants excluding the newly launched Panamera Diesel Edition. This latest product draws power from a V6, 3.0-litre oil-burner that produces an immense power of 250bhp. It can cruise to a 100 Kmph mark in mere 6.8 seconds. This exclusive trim gets a slew of exterior and interior features along with extensive list of equipments on-board. To start with the outsides, it gets a set of 19-inch Turbo II design alloy wheels. At the front, it gets Bi-xenon headlamps featuring Porsche Dynamic Light System. Coming to the interiors, it gets seats covered with a new Luxor Beige toned part-leather upholstery with brand's emblem embossed on all the headrests. In addition to this, the car gets a new sporty steering wheel, exclusive door sill guards with designation and an advanced Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system with 7-inch touch screen. All the other variants in the line-up remained to be untouched. This saloon is available with two petrol and one diesel engine option. Its V8 petrol mill produces power in three different states-of-tune, while the V6 petrol engine produces 310bhp of maximum power. The diesel versions (apart from the newly launched Diesel Edition), is powered by a V6 2967cc oil-burner that churns out a peak power of 300bhp. This saloon offers sheer luxury, while delivering a staggering performance on roads.
The variants with the V8 petrol engine gather a top speed of more than 300kmph, while mashing through the roads with an acceleration rate of just 4.1 seconds. Steering to the softer side of the vehicle, this is a luxury sedan. It is built for the intent of pampering its passengers from all facets inside and out. The drive atmosphere is honed to resort the grandest comfort and luxury that a man could ask for in a machine. Seats built on ergonomic discipline and the most spacious of cabin room together arm the interior with a touch of heavenliness. Comfort, spaciousness and elegance are all paired together for the passengers’ ease. The exterior build of this machine is driven to its most perfect stance, with company’s finest engineering wrought for this model. It has been crafted with in depth research and cutting edge techno based advancements hired for the make. It is styled with an aerodynamic stealth that gives it supremacy, when taking on the rough roads, and at the same time, catches all eyes in its wake. With a higher rear profile and a muscular tone to the overall build, this car captures the best glamour in its make. Its characteristic company's headlights and large front bonnet give it a flavor of warmth in addition to the cold elegance it exacts. All put together, company has carved a model destined to bask in acclaim for years to come.
The newly launched Porsche Panamera Diesel edition looks no different from the existing trims. However, it gets a new set of 19-inch Turbo II alloy wheels along with Bi-Xenon headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System. For a luxury sedan, it comes with an immense pleasure in its exterior format, brought together with the most finely carved features. The front of the car has the characteristic company grille integrated to the bumper, with the emblem of the company branded atop. The Turbo variant has LED main headlights incorporated with a unique company dynamic light system (PDLS) as standard, while Bi-Xenon main headlights are standard in the other models. The daytime running lights are integrated into the main headlight units in the form of four LED spotlights. It has headlights integrated into the bonnet. And below are large, imposing air intakes, meant to provide optimum cooling of the engine and brakes. The bonnet stretches through to the wheel arches. The roof line slopes down towards the rear, imitating the customary sports car count which is made for aerodynamic superiority. The wings are higher than the bonnet and they add muscle at the rear. The roof line tapers down to the rear. The rear end contouring is sharp, definitive of elegance in modeling. Crisp and narrow LED taillights touch grandeur to the rear end. The more distinctive power dome on the bonnet, the side skirts and exterior mirrors altogether extract the most striking look for this series. A set of 20 inch wheels wrap off the elegance of build the machine has in sight.
It stands at a height of 1418mm, giving it dominance and supremacy on the roads. This, together with an impressive width of 1931mm ensures that this machine makes its highlight on the roads. It stretches for a monumental length of 5015mm, and has a wheelbase that goes for 2920mm. All put together, it strikes a well honed, attractive exterior dazzle for all audiences on its path.
The cabin of this machine is suited for providing the finest comforts to its passengers all through the ride. The inside of the cabin is large and spacious, with a layout of the best of all features integrated together. The seats are large and well cushioned, built on a sophisticated ergonomic architecture. Fine leather upholstery houses the best comfort for the passengers. While the Panamera diesel edition gets dual black Luxor Beige part leather upholstery as seat covers. Furthermore, the headrests are embedded with company's emblem rendering it a sense of exclusivity. Also, the car is bestowed with a new sporty steering wheel. The instrument panel is built with a sophisticated design, integrated with a host of features for its passengers. An onboard computer with a dense appeal and various functions is available. Navigation, audio and telephone functions are incorporated into it. Sitting by the right is a high tech 4.8-inch color screen, transmitting information from the on-board computer. The center console is ascending and well positioned, allowing the passengers to easily shift hands between the steering wheel and the PDK gear selector. To the left is the ignition lock. Two manually operated and ergonomically positioned gear-shift paddles enable fast and sporty gear changes. Beside all of this, a wide range of customization is available for the aid of the passengers' unique tastes. Fine metallic accents, wood and all other types of accessories are availed at the driver’s request, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in providing utmost comfort. While the newly launched trim also gets door sills with edition's designation embedded to them.
The style and elegance of this vehicle is complete only with the tranquility and comfort that its interiors make for, and the model does not fall short in regard to any of these. It has a wide, spacious interior design, built on philosophy that is meant to integrate its passengers perfectly into the vehicle. With a design appearance founded in sophistication and the most excellent ergonomics, it strives to reach out to its audience and to gift them with the most of any machine's benefits. The ascending console and the three-dimensional arrangements of the controls ensure a perfect blend of form and function, giving the passengers their finest comfort and ensuring that the looks of the cabin keep pace. The multi-functional sports steering wheel enables a great hold for the driver, and also adds an edgy touch to the cabin design. An advanced audio system, armed with the best surround system, ensures that the passengers are on the receiving end of a great audio experience. An on-board computer equips the interior with the most advanced feature possible. Multifunction buttons for the telephone, radio and on-board computer level up the design and comfort of the interior, taking things to a new level for the passengers. The sports style seats offer the best comfort during high speed cruises, keeping the passengers in their skin always. The air conditioning is advanced, with vents strategically positioned for maximum circulation. This is aided with a climate control. The design of the interior includes the most exquisite materials. This includes a black Alcantara steering. On request, the addition of leather, wood, carbon or aluminum is also brought into the picture to further decorate the cabin to its very fullest.
This is a sedan made for the best space and luxury necessary. It includes a generous spaciousness in its make, ensuring that tall, lanky and broad shouldered men can all relax inside of it without lack of space. Furthermore, the seats are large and well cushioned, further raising the comfort and lavishness that the car makes for. It has a massive luggage compartment, topping all of its benefits.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The Turbo S trim is the best performer in its class, especially with regards to the acceleration number. It can reach a top speed of 306 kmph and its pickup rates from 0 to 100 kmph at just 4.1 seconds. The newly launched diesel trim has the least figures, but the figures are no less than performance cars of today. Its top speed clocks at 244kmph. While the acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph takes about 6.8 seconds.
Engine and Performance
It comes with a great engine capacity, possibly one of the best for the segment of luxury sedans. Two of its variants have a stunning V6 petrol engine, incorporated at a front engine position. A fine displacement capacity is rendered at 3605cc. The V6 petrol mill produces a peak torque of 400Nm and a peak power of 310hp. It can send the car to a top speed of 250kmph, and let it reach 100kmph within 6.3 seconds. Coming to the smashing V8 engine, the values are raked far higher. The displacement value stands tall at 4806cc. The torque and power values soar well past, at 700Nm and 520hp. Armed with this mighty trim, the car reaches top speeds of 305kmp, and can whoosh past the 100kmph point in just 4.1 seconds. While the diesel versions are powered by a 2967cc engine that churns of two different powers. The existing version with this 3.0-litre oil-burner produces 300bhp of power along with 650Nm of peak torque. These figures slumps to 250bhp and 550Nm in the newly launched trim.
The V6 diesel mill delivers an average mileage of 15.87 kmpl (250bhp versions) and 15.62 kmpl (300bhp versions). This value slumps in the case of the V8 petrol engine, the reason being the high performance grill that this engine is made for. It returns an average mileage of just 9.6 kmpl, while the V6 petrol motors delivers about 14 kmpl.
Power of Porsche Panamera
The petrol variants with V6 engine, delivers a peak power of 310hp, and a peak torque of 400Nm. While the ones with V8 engine produces different power outputs. The Turbo S trim is the most powerful variant that produces 570bhp of maximum power and a peak torque of 750Nm. Next to this is the Turbo trim that unleashes 520bhp of power along with 700Nm of torque. While the GTS trim pumps out a peak power of 440bhp and 520Nm of torque. The V6 diesel mill produces power in two different tunes. One of the variants pumps out 300bhp, while the other one churns out 250bhp.
Braking & Handling
A vehicle of this size, elegance and performance capacity is meant to go alongside the best braking and control system. And this model does not fall short of this requirement. It is cutting-edge on all braking and suspension requirements befalling vehicles of the day. Superior six piston aluminum mono-bloc fixed brake calipers arm the brakes, ensuring a good hold when in need of stopping. In addition, it has an advanced steel spring suspension that gives it the best control. In addition to all of this, this vehicle ventures into the technological frontier to bring the best control and handling aid to its driver. The Porsche active suspension management system is a high tech feature that levels up the control that the suspension of the vehicle makes for.
Safety & Security
The vehicle is sealed on its benefits with the highest safety requirements locked in. It has tight seatbelts holding its passengers down always, in addition to airbags shielding them at all times. It has a body format made for the best resistance to impacts and absorption of collisions. In addition to this, it has technological aids that bring a firmer control and prevent mishaps before they occur. The Porsche active suspension management helps to build an equal and stable control always. Powerful lighting systems ensure that the insecurity of wading down a dark road at night is never faced again. Standard features are all also locked in, and the vehicle is built to take safety to a new avatar. Anti-theft protection wraps up the vehicle’s safety and security needs, putting the best foot forward in terms of its driver’s needs.
Each variant in this model series comes with different set of wheels and in different sizes. Also, buyers have an option to choose their favorite alloy wheels to grace-up the elegance of the car. Its base versions come with 18-inch alloy wheels, while the top end trims come with a set of 19-inch rims. While the newly launched diesel trim comes with a set of 19-inch Turbo II design rims that renders it a distinct sporty appeal.
1. Great engine capacity, especially for a luxury sedan.
2. It has greatly designed exterior build.
3. It has wide, spacious interiors meant for the best tranquility at play.
4. The best comfort features decorate the cabin, building the best ride quality.
5. It comes with a host of personalization and customization features, further leveling up the ride quality.
1. It has a rather weak mileage, especially for the V8 engine trim.
2. Low ground clearance is a disadvantage.
3. It lacks comfort features when compared to some other contenders.
4. It could use better safety features, with its size and speed capacity.
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