New Porsche Panamera price, specs and release date

Porsche has lifted the wraps from the all-new Panamera. The four-door GT car, offers one of the most driver-focused alternatives to the Maserati Quattroporte, Aston Martin Rapide and Audi S8.

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New Porsche Panamera styling

The latest Panamera takes the stretched coupe shape of the previous model and refines it into a more graceful, modern design. At the front, the bumper gains larger air intakes, and bold creases beginning at the car’s nose and flowing back through the bonnet. A pair of LED matrix headlights sport the current four-dot Porsche signature.

New brakelights are much slimmer than on the outgoing model and are connected by a narrow LED strip giving the car a distinctive nighttime appearance. Along the sides, the car’s roofline has been lowered subtly, while the window shape surrounding the rear doors has been altered for a more cohesive look. Depending on spec, alloy wheel sizes range from 19 to 21 inches.

New Porsche Panamera interior

The Panamera’s cabin gains a new 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system which, combined with a number of touch sensitive controls surrounding the gear selector, vastly reduces the number of physical buttons in the cabin.

The driver gets a steering wheel inspired by the design used in the 918 hypercar, and behind it sits further inspiration from the firm’s hypercar – a pair of seven-inch digital displays flanking an analogue rev counter.

The new model is set to improve in the practicality stakes, with boot volume increasing by 50 litres over its predecessor, to 495. Fold the rear seats down (a 40:20:40 split is offered) and that volume extends to 1,304 litres.

New Porsche Panamera driving

The Panamera is the first Porsche to make use of the Stuttgart brand’s new MSB platform. Constructed predominantly of aluminium (along with most of the body) it means that the top spec Panamera Turbo, like its predecessor, tips the scales at just less than two tonnes.

From launch, all Panameras will be four-wheel drive, though rear-wheel drive options will follow at a later date. Likewise, Porsche’s advanced air suspension system will initially be the only design offered, with a simpler traditional spring setup following with the launch of less expensive models. It also features an automated rear wing that deploys at speed for added aerodynamic stability.

For a car of this size, handling is expected to be one of the Panamera’s greatest strengths. A rear-wheel steering function improves agility during hard cornering, while a torque vectoring system is capable of braking individual wheels to improve lateral grip. These functions, along with adjustable electronic dampers, help the Panamera Turbo lap the gruelling Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 38 seconds – one second faster than the much hyped Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.

New Porsche Panamera engines

Initially, the Panamera will be offered with a choice of three engines – two petrol and one diesel, all of which supplemented by two turbochargers. The entry point will be a 3.0-litre V6 petrol fitted to the 4S. Producing 434hp and 406lb ft of torque, it covers the 0-62mph dash in 4.4 seconds (4.2 with Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package) yet returns a claimed 34.8mpg in official tests.

The Diesel Panamera doesn’t shout about its fuel type

At 416hp, the 4.0-litre V8 used by the 4S Diesel can’t quite match the output of the 3.0-litre petrol, but compensates with a huge torque rating of 627lb ft and 42.1mpg average fuel consumption. With a top speed of 177mph, it’s the fastest diesel production car on sale. The fastest Panamera, however, is the Turbo. The 524hp V8 helps delivers a 0-62mph time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 190mph.

All models are paired with a new eight-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox. Later in the Panemera’s life, a plug-in hybrid will be introduced to replace the current petrol/electric model, and a less powerful petrol model will launch as the entry-point to the range.

New Porsche Panamera specs

The Panamera’s in-car tech will feature more gadgetry than ever. All models are now compatible with Apple CarPlay and an upgraded Burmester sound system is optionally available. Cabin comfort is boosted by extra-cost features such as massaging seats, upgraded climate control, and an opening glass panoramic sunroof.

If you’d prefer the car to do most of the hard work, it’ll be happy to oblige. The semi-autonomous driving function, dubbed Porsche InnoDrive, combines data gathered from the sat-nav, radar and camera systems to select optimal gears, plus throttle and braking pressure in order to make the drive as relaxing as possible. A thermal imaging camera can highlight potential living hazards which venture into the car’s path at nighttime.

New Porsche Panamera prices and release date

First UK deliveries of the Porsche Panamera are due to begin in November 2016, but order books have opened now. The 4S costs from £88,700, the 4S Diesel from £91,788, and the Turbo from £113,075.

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Porsche Panamera latest news (updated June 2016)

The wraps have finally been pulled from the second generation Porsche Panamera. Check out our gallery below to see it in all its glory…

Take a look at this awesome footage to see it on the move…

Porsche Panamera latest news (updated June 2016)

Grainy images leaked by a Chinese website and reported by Autoblog seem to show the production-ready replacement for the Porsche Panamera. The original was slated for its awkward proportions – a result of the need to accommodate four six-foot adults in comfort while still having a sizeable boot – but the new model seems to have remedied this.

It’s still massive – the old model was nearly five metres long – but the new version manages to carry its sheer heft with more grace thanks to a body that appears both lower and longer. Details including the bar that connects the brakelights come straight from the recently updated 718 Boxster.

The front end, likewise, has borrowed much from its sports car sibling with pointed headlights similar to those on the 718 Boxster and a lower grille reminiscent of the new 911. The sides have been heavily sculpted to include vents behind the front wheels to aid brake cooling but also to break up the sizeable expanse of sheet metal.

Inside, we find a design that takes inspiration from the first Panamera but enhances every detail to slingshot it back to the head of the class. It still has a strict four-seat layout with two individual rear seats instead of a three-seat bench, but this does mean those in the back get a luxurious centre console featuring touchscreen infotainment controls.

We can’t see much of the front cabin but, based on the earlier leaked image below, we expect the prominent centre console to remain, albeit with significantly fewer buttons and touch controls in their place. We can see that Porsche has opted for a blend of old and new in the instrument cluster with a pair of digital screens flanking a central analogue rev counter – a reminder that Porsche is a sports car maker first and foremost.

The model featured in these images seems to be a high-spec Turbo model based on the under-bonnet image. This model – as expected – will make use of the VW Group’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine with potentially more than 550hp. A Turbo S variant could arrive later sharing the Audi RS6 performance’s 597hp unit. We expect all engines to use an automatic gearbox, either a seven-speed twin clutch or a more traditional unit with eight speeds.

2017 Porsche Panamera price and release date

This leak could force Porsche to accelerate its plans for the Panamera’s launch but, as it stands, the car is expected to make its official debut at a motorshow in late 2016 with models hitting the roads in 2017.

We expect a modest increase over the current model’s £64,468 entry price. This means the replacement could cost around £70,000 when it arrives in showrooms. As ever with Porsches, a mere glance at the options list can easily double that figure.

Porsche Panamera latest news (updated June 2016)

With Porsche readying an all new Panamera for production, details of what to expect from the new model continue to slowly trickle out. Here’s everything we know so far featuring grainy spy images courtesy of carandbike.

Before the new model emerges, check out our review of the outgoing Porsche Panamera then check out its rivals using our car chooser.

New Porsche Panamera styling

The new model will grow slightly compared to the outgoing Panamera, not only in length, but also in wheelbase. The extra distance between the front and rear axles promises greater space inside for passengers. A longer-still extended wheelbase variant is also a certainty, though whether or not it’ll be offered in the UK isn’t confirmed.

New Porsche Panamera interior

So far, we’ve only seen the one leaked image of the interior, which shows the new car will sport a more contemporary interpretation of the current Panamera’s design. True to Porsche tradition, however, the instrument panel will be dominated by a large central analogue rev counter, though here it will be flanked by a pair of digital displays.

In addition to the expected increase in cabin space, the boot looks should grow slightly from the current car’s 445-litre capacity. It’ll be easier to access too, thanks to a wider opening.

New Porsche Panamera driving and engines

In addition to the 4.0-litre V8 petrol and diesel models confirmed for the new car, a new 3.0-litre V6 petrol is also expected to feature. This new biturbo unit will replace the outgoing 3.6 model, and is expected to produce north of 400hp. Porsche says that every Panamera with more than 400hp will be equipped with four-wheel drive as standard, and a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox set to be used across the range. The ‘box is claimed to be 30 per cent more efficient than the unit used by the outgoing car.

The new Panamera will be optionally available with an adaptive chassis system that electronically controls suspension movements to eliminate body roll when cornering. This is combined with an air suspension setup, optional throughout the range and standard on the Panamera Turbo.

For those who would prefer the car to do the work, the new model will gain a host of semi-autonomous driving features, with the capability of generating as much as 0.7g when cornering – something many business leaders have no doubt been asking for!

Porsche Panamera latest news (updated June 2016)

Images of what appear to be the next Porsche Panamera have been leaked online. Posted by Burlappcar on Instagram on 31 May, these pictures – alongside spyshots from Car Scoops – give us the most accurate clue yet to how Stuttgart’s next super saloon will look. Read on for everything we know so far…

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New Porsche Panamera styling

The face of the Panamera is set to remain fairly faithful to the current car. The headlights, however, look to take inspiration from the latest 911 and could feature full-LED units with a distinctive four-point signature. They sit at the head of a bonnet which is both slightly longer and lower than the existing model.

A coupe-like roofline and shapely wheel arches should banish the bloated look of the current car’s rear end. The lights have a three-dimensional design like those found on the Macan, and they look set to be separated by a 718 Boxster-inspired strip running the width of the boot lid that forms the base of an active rear wing.

Elements of the Shooting Brake’s styling, shown here, could make their way into the new Panamera…

A long-rumoured shooting brake-style variant is set to join the range, too. Taking inspiration from the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept from 2012, shown above, the estate will be endowed with a more hunched, aggressive stance thanks to an extended roof and more vertical rear window.

New Porsche Panamera interior

From the single image we have of what appears to be the new Panamera’s dashboard, the design borrows some cues from the old car, such as the dash-mounted clock and the dials, albeit wrapped up in a more contemporary style.

The dash is dominated by a huge central infotainment screen, and below it, the gently rising centre console features fewer buttons than the current Panamera – many appear to be touch-sensitive, too. The steering wheel is similar to the item found in the 918 Spyder and is equipped with a small rotary dial that should allow the driver to toggle through various driving modes.

New Porsche Panamera driving and engines

The Panamera’s power is likely to come from a range of turbo-only engines, with petrol, diesel and hybrid options available. A 4.0-litre V8 diesel shared with the Audi SQ7 will likely produce approximately 435hp and 663lb ft, yet it’s expected to return around 40mpg. The current top spec Panamera Turbo S produces 562hp from its twin-turbo V8, enough for a near-200mph top speed, and we expect this new model to feature a similarly rapid Turbo S variant.

New Porsche Panamera prices and release date

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but we expect figures to climb slightly from the current car’s £64,000 to £131,000 price bracket. The new car is set to go on sale in late 2016 but we expect it will make a public motor show appearances towards the latter half of 2016.

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