Eight derivatives of the new Porsche Panamera sporting mild updates are now locally available for the South African market, including the second-generation S model which features a new and upgraded engine.
The Panamera S E-Hybrid, which will join the new model line-up later this year, marks a new technological benchmark as the world’s first plug-in hybrid in the luxury class.
New Porsche Panamera offers powerful rangeThe manufacturer claims that the new Porsche Panamera models will benefit from increased fuel efficiency, by means of new technology, including a redeveloped PDK system that aims to reduce fuel consumption by up to 56%, with the exception of the diesel model. The standard Panamera reaches 259 km/h with 231kW of power and a fuel consumption of 8.4-litres/100km.
The range also comes with a change in the engine line-up, with a new V6 3-litre biturbo engine replacing the previous 4.8-litre V8 engine in the Panamera S and Panamera 4S. The new engine gives the Panamera S and Panamera 4S 15kW more power and 20Nm more torque. The Panamera GTS will retain its V8 engine.
The new Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid which will make its way to South Africa later this year will make use of a 3.0-litre V6 engine, a lithium-ion battery pack and an electric motor, which combined will produce 306kW of power and sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds reaching a top speed of 270 km/h and an electric driving top speed of 135 km/h. The S E-Hybrid returns a fuel consumption figure (claimed) of up to 3.1-litre/100 km, which equates to 71g/km of CO2 emissions.
The new Porsche Panamera is further enhanced with lighter 18-inch wheels and a specifically tuned Porsche Stability Management (PSM) to add to the car’s sportiness and comfort. The model also makes use of tighter lines and contours to enhance the Panamera’s Gran Turismo character, and a widened rear windscreen and spoiler, and optional LED lights that give it a prominent stance.
The newPorsche Panamera is available at Porsche Centre Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Umhlanga.
New Porsche Panamera – Price
|Porsche Panamera||R958 000|
|Porsche Panamera Diesel||R950 000|
|Porsche Panamera 4||R1 004 000|
|Porsche Panamera S||R1 224 000|
|Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid||R1 279 000|
|Porsche Panamera 4S||R1 271 000|
|Porsche Panamera GTS||R1 419 000|
|Porsche Panamera Turbo||R1 996 000|