Summary, Prices, Specs

By July 1, 2013

Summary

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 (MSPR):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 (MSPR):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 (MSPR):$99210
Layout:all-wheel drive
Engine:3.6-liter dohc 24v direct-injection V6 with VVT
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ 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.
Payload:N/A
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 weigth: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 (MSPR) effective as of July 1, 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 - www.porsche.com/usa