Porsche released information about the second generation of its flagship sedan just this week and now we have pricing information.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera lineup will have just two models, at least initially. The Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo will both come standard with all-wheel drive. The base, GTS, and SE Hybrid models will not return at the start of the model year, which is scheduled for next January. A new plug-in hybrid model is almost certain to come and it is rumored to be a real burner. A sleek wagon bodystyle is also a strong possibility.
The starting price for the 2017 Panamera 4S will be $100,950, which includes the $1,050 destination charge. It will be powered by a new 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 making 440 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Porsche says it will launch from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds flat when ordered with the optional Sport Chrono package.
Panamera Turbo buyers will have to shell out a stiff $147,950, including destination. The Turbo will feature a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 producing 550 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. It will also have cylinder deactivation to shut down four cylinders under light load conditions to save fuel. Porsche says the Turbo will be able to rocket through the 0 to 60 mph run in 3.4 seconds, again with the Sport Chrono package.
Complete information on equipment and options is not yet available, but we do know that the Turbo will come with the new three-chamber air suspension and 20-inch wheels, while the 4S will get 19s. Porsche will also offer 21-inch wheels.
A four-zone climate control system will be offered with a rear control screen so passengers can tinker with 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 Sport Chrono package on the 2016 Panamera includes an analog and digital stopwatch, a Sport Plus button for sportier tuning of the engine and chassis, a performance display, and launch control. Expect that equipment to carry over into the new package.
Porsche also says it will also offer a new Night Vision Assistant and the new Porsche InnoDrive system, which includes adaptive cruise control and 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. These two features will also likely be optional.