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Revised interior, fewer buttons
The most noticeable change for the interior of the 2017 Panamera is the new central command layout. Gone are the buckets of buttons in the last model, replaced by a new 12.3-inch configurable center touchscreen that works like a tablet. In front of the driver sit a pair of 7-inch instrument panel screens that flank a centrally located tachometer. Porsche calls it the Porsche Advanced cockpit and notes that it features far more communication, convenience, and assistance systems.
Those new assistance systems include a night vision assistant and Porsche InnoDrive, which includes adaptive cruise control. InnoDrive is an autonomous system uses navigation data and signals from radar and video sensors to compute and activate the optimal acceleration and deceleration rates, gear selections, and coasting phases for the next 1.8 miles.
In the rear, a new control unit offered with the optional four-zone climate control system has its own digital screen so passengers can control the climate system and the infotainment functions. Other interior options will include a panoramic sunroof, massaging seats, ambient lighting, and a Burmester 3D sound system.
The new Panamera is due in showrooms next January with prices starting at $100,950 for the 4S and $147,950 for the Turbo.