With a price tag that ranges from $199,500 up to $409,500 I think Porsche would argue they’ve covered all their bases with the new Panamera lineup due to hit showrooms from December this year.
And that lineup also contains an E-Hybrid model smack bang in the centre of the range – the Panamera 4S E-Hybrid priced at $292,300.
I’ll leave it to the car crowd to tell you about the 3.7 second 0-100 capabilities of that one, along with the Dynamic Chassis Control, Active Suspension and 2.9l V6 bi-turbo now shipping in all markets. But you’ll probably pine for the V8 bi-turbo in the GTS:)
For me, this is a win on a couple of fronts outside of electrification.
Wireless Apple CarPlay – tick.
Plus, as standard, over and above the previous Panamera model, Porsche Australia are fitting the following:
- LED Matrix headlights
- Power Steering Plus
- Seat Ventilation in teh front
- Lane Change Assist
- Head-up display
- Soft Close Doors
- Ioniser on the E-Hybrid and
- 18 Way Adaptive sports seats
The bottom line is, the base model will be a cracker.
Porsche threw the Panamera Turbo S around the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife with a time of 7.29.81, a new record in the “Executive Cars” class.
Executive by looks, Sports by performance – I think that’s exactly what Porsche were aiming for with the Panamera.
Here’s the Australian pricing for the new Porsche Panamera:
- Panamera – $199,500
- Panamera 4 – $209,700
- Panamera 4 Executive – $219,200
- Panamera 4 Sport Turismo – $217,000
- Panamera 4S E-Hybrid- $292,300
- Panamera GTS – $309,500
- Panamera GTS Sport Turismo – $316,800
- Panamera Turbo S – $409,500