Porsche Panamera News

  • 2021 Porsche Panamera facelift spy shots - Image S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche's second-generation Panamera is set to come in for a subtle facelift as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, as evidenced by a lightly camouflaged prototype spotted near the German automaker's headquarters. The current Panamera arrived in 2016 as a 2017 model, so we'll likely see this updated one in 2020 as a 2021 model. This is a very early prototype, so the only noticeable change is a makeshift panel covering the center section of the trunk lid. The panel is likely hiding a new design for the center strip joining the individual taillight clusters, likely similar to the...

  • 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive
    Rumors of a modern Porsche 928 rise yet again

    If the truth of a rumor is measured by its unwillingness to die, the launch of a grand touring coupe based on the Porsche Panamera, a potential modern 928, is all but guaranteed. We've been hearing the talk ever since the original Panamera made its debut, with yet another restatement recently...

  • 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive
    2019 Porsche Panamera GTS first drive review: Luxury for every occasion

    My 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS test car came with ceramic brakes, rear-wheel steering, and a frighteningly thick booklet explaining the driving laws—significantly, the penalties for breaking them—in Bahrain. The words “jail term” appeared often enough to dissuade me from...

  • 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS
    Meet the new sweet spot: 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS debuts

    Porsche on Monday unveiled the new GTS version of its second-generation Panamera. Available with either the standard hatch or Sport Turismo wagon body styles, the GTS enhances the Panamera with an extra helping of sportiness but without blowing up the price. The extra sportiness comes primarily...

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    Leaked documents hint at 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS, Cayman T

    New documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal clues about what Porsche has in the pipeline for the 2019 model year. Specifically, we could soon see another Porsche Panamera GTS and a new 718 Cayman T. News on the potential new variants comes from a Thursday...

  • These are Dr. Wolfgang Porsche's top five favorite Porsches
    Wolfgang Porsche shares his top 5 favorite Porsches

    Dr. Wolfgang Porsche is the grandson of Porsche found Ferdinand Porsche. His older brother Butzi designed the 911. Wolfgang is a competent metalworker in his own right, but he's not getting his hands dirty these days. Dr. Porsche (how cool would that look on a business card?) helps run the good...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera

    What’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve ever had to make? Drip coffee at home instead of a drive-thru latte? The middle seat in back, in coach? Okay, breathe. The base 2018 Porsche Panamera won’t trigger any gasps like those commonplace horrors. We’ve driven all kinds of Panameras this year, from the astounding Turbo and S-E Hybrid, to the only slightly more sedate Panamera 4S. A couple hundred miles in the base Panamera V-6, stickered well below $100,000, underlines how expertly today’s Porsche four-doors can mimic its sports cars. Those sports cars have it so good...

  • Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo trailer Nürburgring lap record
    Porsche owns the 'Ring record for towing

    Porsche is currently king of the Nürburgring, thanks to the bonkers 2018 911 GT2 RS, but the German luxury brand set yet another lap record you may not have heard about. That's because this time it's not about all-out speed and a Porsche 911. Instead, it involves a Panamera Sport Turismo, a...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
    Battery suppliers struggle to keep up with demand for Porsche Panamera hybrids

    Porsche previously asserted that half of its sales will come from electrified cars by 2025. Judging by the demand for Panamera hybrid models, the brand may have made a pretty solid prediction. Reuters reported on Saturday that battery suppliers are having trouble keeping up with demand for the...

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    2018 Porsche Panamera video road test

    To Porsche enthusiasts, the Panamera may be heresy. The engine is up front instead of mounted in the middle or the rear. The Panamera debuted in 2010 and immediately became the brand's second-best selling car. Heresy be damned. Now in its second generation, the 2018 Panamera atones for some of the...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Porsche Panamera

    The Porsche Panamera isn't the crazy bit of heresy that the Cayenne was. After all, a sedan/hatchback isn't as far a leap for a sports car maker as an SUV. But like the Cayenne, it's a Porsche, and that means it has to be sporty, even if it doesn't have two doors and an engine located anywhere but...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
    Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo gets 680-HP Turbo S E-Hybrid range-topper

    The most powerful Porsche in regular production is actually a hybrid. The car is the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid whose plug-in hybrid powertrain dishes out a meaty 680 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque. (The limited-edition 911 GT2 RS is actually more powerful but you can’t buy one as...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo

    With the self-driving car on its way, our days as drivers are numbered. Eventually, some accursed batch of engineers in a shadowy automotive tech center will put all the pieces in place and birth the first truly autonomous vehicle. Assuming Skynet doesn't become self-aware shortly after and kill us all, we will fully cede our driving responsibilities to billions of lines of code. If that sounds terrible, it's because it will be. Almost every automaker is developing autonomous technology, like lemmings coming up with new and more creative ways to kill themselves. That now includes Porsche, a...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo
    2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo first drive review: Practically perfect in (almost) every way

    Neither jaw-droppingly gorgeous nor particularly utilitarian, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is nonetheless highly endearing. It’s the latest in a line of cars from Porsche that seem to do little wrong either on paper or in reality. It's practically perfect, but not all that...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
    2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid first drive review: the 918 Spyder distilled

    The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is an intensely busy machine. There’s nothing raw or visceral, two words nearly synonymous with Porsche, about this four-door hypercar, and yet it feels every bit the flagship it is intended to be. After on- and off-track drives around Victoria...

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    Report: Next Audi S8 Plus to borrow Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid's plug-in powertrain

    Audi on Tuesday unveiled its all-new, fourth-generation A8. Noticeably missing, however, was the flagship sedan's sporty S8 variant. It turns out Audi will launch the new S8 as well as its more potent S8 Plus variant in early 2018. Prototypes have been spotted but so far reveal few cues. The...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4S
    2018 Porsche Panamera 4S first drive review: the quiet heretic

    What’s a little heresy among friends? Porsche put out its first Cayenne SUV in 2003, and oh, the hand-wringing, the garment-rending. The haterade flowed like Dom in the VIP room or so we’ve heard. Porsche 911 loyalists–mostly, people who’d never driven one–hauled their...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Porsche dealers are clamoring for a five-seat Panamera hatchback

    Automakers seem to be in the business of giving consumers choices once again. Among those choices: A handful of marques have decided to try and reignite the old love affair with the wagon here in the U.S. That includes Buick and its new Regal TourX wagon. On the luxury and performance end of the...

  • Scene from 'Car sharing, Porsche style' video

    Car sharing is all the rage these days, especially as younger generations flock back into cities and ditch car ownership for other means of transportation. Many automakers have even put themselves into the mix with various car-sharing programs from Audi, BMW, and Daimler. But what about Porsche? Porsche has an idea, too, though it’s a little different from what you might imagine. Porsche filmed its take on car- and ride-sharing in France, as unsuspecting users await a ride into Paris. Except, the driver is Romain Dumas, a Porsche factory driver and World Endurance Championship winner...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed with 680 horsepower

    Porsche revealed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid a couple weeks before the Geneva auto show and now it has made its public debut in Switzerland. A plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, this monstrously powerful beast combines a twin-turbocharged V-8 with an electric drive system—a powertrain...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Porsche goes practical(ish) with 2018 Panamera Sport Turismo

    Don't call it a wagon—or, maybe you should. Porsche has taken the wraps off of the first true body style evolution of its Panamera flagship, a five-door wagon-like hatchback that the German automaker says improves the model's load-carrying ability without diminishing its performance. The car...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    Report: Porsche planning more potent, V-8-equipped Panamera hybrid

    Porsche’s Panamera already comes as a hybrid but there are reports claiming a second, more potent gasoline-electric option will be offered, this one throwing a V-8 into the mix. Last summer Motor Trend came out with a report that a 918 Spyder-inspired Panamera with 700 horsepower was on the...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid first drive review: Split personality

    Cape Town, South Africa - The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is an enigma wrapped in the sheet metal of a four-door 911. It’s a car with incredible power, a lightning quick 4.4-second 0-60 mph time, and a ridiculous top speed of 172 mph. Yet, it’s a plug-in hybrid that can run on...

  • 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive
    Porsche Panamera base, Executive models debut at LA auto show

    Porsche is expanding its Panamera range less than six months after the covers came off the second-generation model. On Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, the German sports car marque introduced a base Panamera model as well as a long-wheelbase Executive option. They join the Panamera 4S...

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