Aggregated reviews, user reviews, videos, photos and stats
- Huge presence
- Very fast
- Space for 4
- Few fans of its looks
- Firm ride
The Panamera is a brand new model for Porsche and slips straight in with rivals such as the Aston Martin Rapide and Maserati Quattroporte. Quality is up with the best and both front and back seats are comfortable and spacious. There’s even good luggage space, accessed via a handy hatchback.
Porsche has worked hard to ensure the Panamera upholds the best Porsche traditions of handling and performance, and judging by reviews, they’ve succeeded. Handling is praised from all quarters and the four-wheel drive in some models gives a secure feeling, but some testers complain that it’s not the smoothest drivetrain. Body control is excellent though and reviewers like the steering too. Ride quality depends very much on wheel size - larger options can be uncomfortable.
Performance is typically strong, though reviewers are less positive about the base V6 model which doesn’t really offer typical Porsche performance. The diesel isn’t universally popular either, but all reviews admit it’s the most sensible Panamera in the range. V8 and turbocharged models are as quick as you’d expect.
Value for money
Value depends very much on your budget. Diesel models offer 150mph performance next to 43.5mpg running costs, and reviews agree that for most people, the diesel is the engine to go for. It’s more economical than the hybrid and most critics think that the V8 and Turbo models are a little excessive and far too expensive.
Pick of the range seems to be the Diesel. The hybrid’s price is criticised, most agree the V6 is too slow and with the price of UK petrol and road tax the quicker Panameras make too little sense unless you have bottomless pockets.
f you’re a Porsche fan with a family then the Panamera may be the car for you - but some rivals offer just as much car for less money.
- Price range:
- £61,392 - £124,896
- 22 - 43
- Date released:
- Replacement due:
- Not for a few years, though a facelift is expected in late 2012
- Engine to go for:
- The Panamera S is the best to drive and is a great all-rounder
- Engine to avoid:
- The Hybrid, the diesel will be more economical and cheaper
- Options to go for:
- The steering wheel paddle gear-shifters for the PDK gearbox
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Porsche Panamera User Reviews
purchased a diesel for high milage motorway driving to replace a bmw535d sport like all cars the extras pushed up the price was more than satisfied with the car until it reached 14000 miles discovered both of the front tyres had run off all of the tread on the ouside edge for approxamatly 25-30 mm returned car to prosche center they change tyres and checked the car saying there was nothing wrong with car ! contacted prosche UK who say this is acceptable wear on this car and try another set of tyres and see what happens
having owned many audi
s bmws mercedes 911
s and alike i have never experenced tyre normal tyre wear like this
- By paul , who owns this car
Promotional video for the Panamera V6 and 4.
Promotional video explaining some of the features that helps improve the driving dynamics.
Entertaining and informal review of the Panamera S. They like it!
Official launch video for the Panamera Hybrid
Stylish promotional video showing the Turbo S.
Great video test comparing the Panamera Turbo to the Aston Martin Rapide.