Porsche Panamera 4S (2017) Video Review

The Porsche Panamera, now in its 2nd generation, is claimed to be the ultimate combination of a first class saloon and a super sedan. Can the Zuffenhausen-based company's underappreciated 4-door excel equally in both aspects? We test the all-wheel-driven 4S to find out...

Whereas not everyone was won over by the original car's somewhat lopsided styling, its ability to deliver continent-crossing performance was never in dispute. Its successor builds on the first version's strengths, but over and above significant improvements in the car's interior packaging, it looks more like the iconic 911, albeit with 4 seats and 4 doors.

In this video, shot in Johannesburg, South Africa – far from our usual locales – we take a detailed look at the changes made to the model. Our Joburg guy, Francisco, also gives the brutal launch control a whirl and gets to grips with the mighty new 2.9-litre V6 motor.

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