Porsche has launched the newest model of Porsche Panamera on one lavish event in Brooklyn. The overall reaction of car enthusiasts and Porsche fans was incredulously positive. The newest Panamera is larger, lighter, impressive and now offers two new engines.
Peek at what’s behind this new four-door sedan with this Porsche Panamera 2017 review.
The 2017 Panamera is larger than its previous counterparts. There is an increase of 1.3 inches in its overall length and 0.2 inches in width. Although it is believed that the roof line’s tail end is 0.8 inches lower than its first-gen counterpart, the new Panamera is claimed to be taller by 0.2 inches. Overall, the design looks so much better in so many ways.
The 2017 Panamera has introduced three new engine classifications, where two of them will be available to US consumers. It’s a choice between the 4S powered by the 440-hp 2.9-liter V-6 valued at $100,950 and the Panamera Turbo that is powered by the 550-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 valued at $147,950. The 406 lb-ft of the torque from 1,750 to 5,500 rpm and the V-8 has the power to evolve a torque from 1,960 to 4,500 Although both engines exhibit remarkable power outputs, it is only the V-8 which has the power to evolve a torque from 1,960 to 4,500 was the one that is produced by Porsche. The V-6, which produces lb-ft of torque from 1,750 to 5,500 rpm was a work of Audi.
Both engines possess a direct-injection as well as two turbochargers that are mounted into the vee. The two engines feature their own distinctive capabilities. The V-8 is capable of cylinder deactivation. This is an innovation of the Porsche engine where up to a thirty percent advancement in fuel efficiency is delivered. The V-6, on the other hand, has a changeable intake valve timing. On a side-by-side comparison, the V-8 seems to be an underachiever next to the V-6. The latter has a couple of cylinders and a 1.1 liters more capacity than the former. But, Porsche claims that the V-8 is capable of a 550 hp with just a .3 bar of boost while the V-6 is claimed to have just a 1.4 bar. According to Porsche insiders, there is a lot more incredible performance in store for the V-8.
The Porsche InnoDrive
No, it does not drive for you, but can do you the finest things. The state-of-the-art technology from Porsche, the Porsche InnoDrive makes use of road information and real-time data that could cover as far as 1.8 miles forward. It automatically calculates the time of speed up, slow down, shifting gears or maintaining a constant speed.
With its next-gen adaptive cruise control, the system automatically enhances the speed using high-resolution navigation data that is interconnected with different sensors, including radar and camera. The transmission strategy is modified to bring the driver the ultimate driving experience, at the same time, lessening fuel consumption.
Over the years, Porsche has continually innovating to stay at the leading edge of their game all the while bring customer satisfaction, creates a yet another ride that never fails to leave us all in awe.