Sporty, for an outing on the racetrack. Comfortable, for a long journey in a party of four. There is no ‘either–or’. That’s the Panamera. Its ingenious sports car ergonomics are centered on the driver and on performance – without disregard for the well-being of passengers.
Let’s give you some examples. Ascending center console: enabling quick hand movements from the steering wheel to the gear selector. New control and display concept: Porsche Advanced Cockpit with newly styled centre console in glass look and touch-sensitive buttons arranged in logical groups. High-resolution 12-inch touchscreen display. Instrument cluster with analog tachometer positioned in the middle, flanked on the left and right by two high-resolution displays. Multifunction sports steering wheel.
And what else? You decide: seat variants, leather or two-tone interior schemes? Fine woods, aluminium or carbon? More sporty? More luxurious? Both? Thanks to our extensive range of personalization options, the possibilities for you and your wishes are virtually boundless.
Ambient lighting with rear interior lighting
Optional ambient lighting with rear interior lighting is an indirect lighting concept designed to enhance passenger comfort. You can choose from seven lighting colors and customize their intensity.
New 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Getting more power from an engine is worthwhile only when you know where it needs to go. And how quickly and effectively. The latest Panamera models are therefore equipped with a newly developed 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), which translates the tremendous drive force of the respective engine into the acceleration expected of a sports car.
Gears 1 to 6 have a sports ratio and top speed is reached in 6th gear. 7th and 8th gear have a long ratio, which helps to keep engine revs low even at high road speeds – for efficient and comfortable driving over long distances. The precise gearshifts take place in milliseconds with no discernible interruption in the flow of power – as you would expect of a sports car.
For over 60 years, we’ve been working on being faster. Even when it comes to slowing down. That’s why the new Panamera models are equipped with a brake system having six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston equivalents at the rear. The brake discs are internally vented and slotted. This improves braking behavior even under extreme conditions and heat is dissipated more effectively. The one-piece brake calipers have an enclosed construction. This makes them lighter yet highly resistant to deformation. Pedal travel is tight, the pressure point precise, the braking distance impressively short.
LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Available as an option for all Panamera models, fitted as standard to the Panamera Turbo: LED headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with dynamic range adjustment, dynamic cornering lights and speedsensitive headlight range control. For enhanced near-field, lateral and far-field illumination – and added safety.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
Proven in motorsport, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. For the new Panamera models, the cross-drilled ceramic brake discs of PCCB now have a diameter of 420 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear – for even more formidable braking performance. PCCB features 10-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear – all painted in yellow – to provide braking forces that are considerably more powerful and, crucially, are exceptionally consistent. PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. Safety under high-speed braking is also improved thanks to its excellent fade resistance. Another advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of a similar design and size. This results in better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and a further improvement in handling.
The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
PCM – as a basis for Porsche Connect – is your central control unit for audio, navigation and communication. The new generation with online navigation, cell-phone preparation, audio interfaces and voice operation has a high-resolution 12-inch touchscreen display that can be used for simple control of most vehicle functions.
Widgets on the customizable home screen allow you to easily and quickly access the functions that are most important for you. A new feature in combination with the optional 4-zone climate control is an additional touchscreen display in the rear. Passengers can use this to conveniently operate the air conditioning and infotainment functions.
During a journey, you can enjoy the wide range of infotainment applications and listen to the radio or your favorite music from the CD/DVD drive, SD cards, internal 10GB hard drive (Jukebox), Aux input or USB connection for your iPod®/iPhone®, for example. The infotainment applications can be operated conveniently using the 12-inch touchscreen display, rotary pushbutton control or voice control.
The Connect Plus module ensures maximum connectivity in your Porsche.
It features an LTE telephone module – with SIM card slot – for convenience, excellent reception and optimized voice quality. A wireless Internet access point gives you in-car online access from WLAN-enabled client devices (e.g. laptops, tablets or smartphones), simultaneously if necessary.
What’s more, the Connect Plus module enables use of the wide range of Porsche Connect services. Get more day out of your everyday and delegate the multitasking to your sports car – so you can spend more time driving your Porsche.
At www.porsche.com/usa/connect/, you can find further information about the apps and services available.
With Porsche Connect and the Connect Plus module, you have access to a range of helpful services, such as real-time traffic information. Thanks to this visual aid, you can be sure that you’re on the fastest route to your destination even before you set off. Throughout the journey, the real-time traffic information is regularly updated – keeping you on the recalculated optimum route. For better familiarity with your surroundings at your destination and along the way, GOOGLE® Street View and GOOGLE® Earth provide 360° views and satellite imagery in the map view of PCM.
At www.porsche.com/connect, you can find further information about the apps and services available.