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2013 Porsche Panamera (continued)


2013 Porsche Panamera

The Porsche Panamera is a viable choice among the big four-door luxury sedans. It can carry four adults in supreme comfort and qualifies as a no-compromise luxury sedan.

New Car Test Drive correspondents Kirk Bell, Mitch McCullough, J.P Vettraino and Laura Burstein contributed to this report.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Porsche Panamera ($75,850); Panamera 4 ($80,450); Panamera Platinum Edition ($80,500); Panamera 4 Platinum Edition ($84,600); Panamera S ($91,350); Panamera 4S ($96,350); Panamera GTS ($111,000); Turbo ($138,650); Turbo S ($175,300); S Hybrid ($96,150)
Engines:300-hp 3.6-liter V6; 400-hp 4.8-liter V8; 430-hp 4.8-liter V8; 500-hp 4.8-liter turbocharged V8; 550-hp .8-liter turbocharged V8; 3.0-liter V6 with 35kW electric motor
Transmissions:7-speed automated manual
Safety equipment (standard):dual-stage front airbags, front passenger knee airbags, front passenger side-impact airbags, full cabin curtain-style head protection airbags with rollover deployment, rear park assist, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, anti-lock brakes, traction control, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):front park assist, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Leipzig, Germany

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Porsche Panamera 4 ($80,450)
Standard equipment:leather seating, 8-way power-adjustable front seats with driver position memory, dual-zone automatic climate control with cabin air filter, AM/FM 235-watt stereo with 11 speakers and single CD, Porsche Communication Management system with seven-inch touch screen, navigation system and trip computer, Bluetooth device connectivity, manual tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, power windows, locks and mirrors, split-folding rear bucket seats, power liftgate, floor mats, adaptive rear spoiler; Porsche Active Suspension Management variable suspension; 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
Options as tested (MSRP):20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels ($3,770); color crest wheel centers ($185); Carbon Gray metallic paint ($790); adaptive air suspension with PASM ($3,980); front and rear park assist ($600); full black leather interior ($3,665); Sport Chrono Plus Package ($1,330); Bose Audio Package ($1,990); front seat ventilation ($800); ski bag ($405); heated steering wheel ($270)
Destination charge:($975)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $99,210
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:3.6-liter dohc 24v direct-injection V6 with VVT
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):300 @ 6200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):295 @ 3500
Transmission:7-speed dual-clutch automated manual with full automatic mode
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:18/26 mpg
Wheelbase:115.0 in.
Length/width/height:195.7/76.0/55.8 in.
Track, f/r:65.3/65.4 in.
Turning circle:N/A
Seating capacity:4
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.0/NA/41.9 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:38.2/NA/33.3 in.
Cargo volume:44.6 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent aluminum double-wishbones with adjustable air springs, PASM adjustable shocks, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent multi-link with adjustable air springs, PASM adjustable shocks, stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:5.6 in.
Curb weight:4012 lbs.
Tires:P255/40ZR20 front, P295/35ZR20 rear
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:21.1 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of January 30, 2013.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-767-7243 -

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