The second generation Porsche Panamera has been updated, with the core features enhanced even further. The Panamera made its Malaysian debut yesterday, and is now available from prices starting at RM1,026,735, with SST exemption.
In case you didn’t know, the Porsche Panamera combines the performance of a sports car with the comfort of an exclusive saloon for four; suitable for those who like to “sportscar together”.
Updates were made to its exterior design to further sharpen the unique identity of the Panamera. The new Panamera now features the previously optional Sport Design front end with the striking air intake grilles, larger side air intakes with adapted single-bar front light layout.
The rear light strip has also been revamped to run seamlessly over the luggage compartment lid with an adapted contour. It thus provides a continuous and flowing connection between the two newly designed LED tail light clusters.
Complementing its looks are new 20″ and 21″ tyres that further increases the bandwidth between comfort and sportiness while offering lower rolling resistance. Sport tyres with a softer rubber compound and optimised tread have been developed especially for the Panamera and are offered for the first time. The tyres provide for further improvement on lateral performance and are particularly suitable for sporty cornering.
Further, three new 20″ and 21″ wheels have been added to the wheel range, giving buyers a total of 10 different designs to choose from, including the Exclusive Design 21″ alloy wheel.
The chassis of the new Panamera performs a balancing act between sport and comfort effortlessly. With a redesigned chassis system and together with the even more precisely adjusted steering and the new generation of tyres, the new Panamera ensures improved lateral dynamics and greater precision, for enhanced driving comfort and cornering stability.
The adaptive shock absorbers, electronic roll stabilisation, steering system and revamped engine and axle mounts have all been optimised, with the objective to make the middle ground between sporty driving and comfort as expansive as possible.
Stopping power is courtesy of six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front, and four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the rear. With single-piece brake calipers enclosed, the brake system in the new Panamera is lighter yet highly resistant to deformation, and provides for a short braking distance. Moreover, the pedal travel is tight, and the pressure point precise.
Providing comfort to the driver and occupants, while still retaining the sports car feeling comes naturally for the Panamera. Featuring the familiar 2.9L V6 biturbo engine, the new Panamera generates an output of 243 kW (330 PS) and a maximum torque of 450 Nm, that allows for a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 5.4 seconds. Top speed is 270 km/h. The coasting function of the eight-speed PDK transmission, which is activated in normal driving mode and already part of predecessor models, has also been improved to enhanc driving comfort and efficiency. The Panamera has an official combined fuel consumption of between 8.8 – 8.6 l/100 km, and combined CO2 emissions 201– 197 g/km, depending on the model.
The timeless and sporty ambience on the outside is extended to the interior of the new Panamera. Featuring high-grade materials and in keeping with the Porsche design DNA, modern infotainment and connectivity services are harmoniously integrated.
New multi-function steering wheels are now used, with their operating elements cleverly integrated into the design. With their visual cut-outs, they evoke the lightweight steering wheels found in racing cars.
Helping the drive is an extensive range of innovative light and assistance systems, such as the now standard Lane Keeping Assist with road sign recognition as well as Night Vision Assist, Lane Change Assist, LED matrix headlights including PDLS Plus, Park Assist including Surround View and head-up display.
Also for the first time, Porsche Connect will be made available in the new Panamera in Malaysia. With its extensive offering of services, as well as the online connection, Porsche Connect allows the new Panamera to underline its unique position in this vehicle segment.
For more information on this luxury saloon with Porsche DNA, that continues to set the bar higher within its segment, visit https://myporsche.com.my/thenewpanamera/.
You can also contact your nearest Porsche Centre and schedule your appointment to view or book a test drive now.