2018 Porsche Panamera Executive: Hire the Chauffeur
“Fire the chauffeur” was the punchline of a well-known 1980s Porsche commercial, in which a proud owner enjoys driving his fresh 928 S4 so much in which he asks his butler, Charles, to terminate the employment of his chauffeur. although here’s a fresh Porsche in which will be designed for those who’d rather be driven.
The 2018 Porsche Panamera Executive will be a long-wheelbase edition of the Panamera, targeting customers who like to be chauffeured around. the item’s available with all engines in addition to represents the second of three Panamera Centeng variations. (The third will be a station wagon, to be called a shooting brake, built using the regular wheelbase—although the item will be another year before in which derivative hits the market.)
Porsche’s fresh, second-generation Panamera family also will be expanding inside opposite direction. Marking the fresh port of entrance will be the base Panamera, which will be powered by a 330-hp 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 in addition to slots neatly under the Panamera 4S. The base car will be called simply the Panamera when fitted with rear-wheel drive, or the Panamera 4 with all-wheel drive.
The fresh single-turbo engine will be closely related to the 440-hp 2.9-liter biturbo offered inside Panamera 4S. In essence, This specific will be the engine offered inside fresh Audi S4 in addition to S5, although here, the item’s mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. inside rear-wheel-drive type, zero to 60 mph takes just 5.4 seconds (according to Porsche), in addition to the item tops out at an ungoverned 164 mph; the Sport Chrono package shaves another 0.2 second off the standard sprint. With all-wheel drive, acceleration improves further.
The Panamera Executive will be available with all the engines you can get inside standard-length type, including the fresh entry-level powertrain. What you cannot get will be a Panamera Executive with rear-wheel drive; all-wheel drive will be standard on the long-wheelbase edition. The Executive comes as the Panamera 4 with the aforementioned 3.0-liter V-6 turbo in addition to 330 horsepower, the Panamera 4S which has a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 in addition to 440 horsepower, the Panamera Turbo Executive which has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 in addition to 550 horsepower, in addition to as the Panamera E-Hybrid Executive which has a V-6 plug-in-hybrid powertrain in addition to total system power of 462 horsepower.
Lengthened by 5.9 inches in addition to heavier by around 0 pounds, the Executive types suffer only a slight performance penalty. Top speed remains unchanged, in addition to the claimed zero-to-60-mph times increase by only 0.1 second. Fuel economy will be almost identical in Europe-market tests.
At a total length of 204.7 inches, the Panamera Executive will be not exactly compact. although the item may be the most nimble in addition to agile luxobarge out there. We’ve admired the regular Panamera’s handling prowess, in addition to Porsche’s adaptive damping system (PASM) will be standard here. The 4S in addition to Turbo versions of the Panamera Executive also come with standard all-wheel steering, which should make the vehicle handle even more nimbly in addition to decrease the turning circle.
There are some comfort-oriented goodies on board as well: Heated, uplevel “comfort seats” with multifarious adjustment options, an electric rear-window sunshade, in addition to a panoramic sunroof are all standard on the Panamera 4 Executive. The 4S Executive gets soft-close doors as well; in addition to the Turbo Executive tops the item off with an ambient Inside-lighting system, four-zone climate control, in addition to uplevel LED headlights. the item makes for a pretty comprehensive list of standard goodies, although the options list will let you plunk down tens of thousands more.
Even the regular Panamera will be graced which has a surprisingly spacious rear seat. The Panamera Executive easily reaches the level of the BMW 7-series in addition to the Mercedes-Benz S-class. We like the harmonious look of the fresh Panamera Executive, in addition to the item has been achieved with little compromise. To make sure your neighbors notice, there will be a chrome badge on the C-pillar.
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The fresh entry-level, short-wheelbase Panamera will set you back $86,050, while the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 costs $0,650. The long-wheelbase Panamera 4 Executive retails at $97,350, in addition to the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive will be priced at $105,150 ($4500 more than the short-wheelbase Panamera 4 E-Hybrid). Pricing for the Executive derivatives of the 4S in addition to Turbo versions has not been announced yet. The first batch of fresh types will be delivered starting in January 2017. in addition to your chauffeur will be pleased to get behind the wheel.