Porsche has recently unveiled new variants of the famed Panamera model at the recently concluded LA Auto Show. The German automaker launched an Executive model with an extended body option as well as a new 330 hp V6 turbo petrol engine in rear wheel and an all-wheel drive. The V6 turbo derivative of the four-door saloon car promises motorists optimal agility and efficiency. It will reportedly crank out 20 hp more than the corresponding engine of the previous Panamera generation and will use 1.0L less fuel over a distance of 100 km. At the show, the luxury automaker also unveiled three Executive versions of the Panamera.
The Panamera and the Panamera 4 are said to redefine the entry to Porsche’s luxury saloon range. The Executive derivatives will feature a wheelbase that is 150 millimeters longer and hence will have a longer body. The Executive derivative is designed as a chauffer car, and is offered as the following: Panamera 4 Executive (330 hp) which is an all-wheel drive version; Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive with an output of 462 hp; Panamera Turbo Executive cranking out 550 hp; and Panamera 4S Executive which is less powerful having an output of 440 hp.
The all-new Executive range has standard features that were previously touted as luxury features. These include the following: comfort seats with multi-way electrical adjustment both in the front and rear, heated roll-up sunblinds behind the headrests in the rear, a huge panoramic roof and adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (Porsche Active Suspension Management).
The Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive boast more premium features for buyers such as rear-axle steering and soft-close doors. In the most powerful variant, ambient lighting comes as standard. Add to this four-zone climate control and LED main headlights including the Porsche Dynamic Light Systems (PDLS), every road trip is made more luxurious and comfortable.
Apart from these standard features, customers can select from an array of optional equipment, like a newly designed rear center console, which can be incorporated with two integrated folding tables, and an inductive antenna connection for an extra smartphone. Plus, it is possible to further customize the exterior of the Executive versions with a Sport Design package.
In terms of entertainment, the models feature the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment, with the 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats that are detachable for improved convenience. What’s more, these units can be utilized as tablets when you are on the move outside the car.
According to Porsche, the first deliveries of the newly announced Porsche Panamera derivatives are slated to be made in the second quarter of next year, while the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid versions will be available for sale at the retail level from mid-summer next year.