Porsche Panamera (2017)
Porsche Panamera (2017)
Two diverse features harmonize with each other better than ever before in the model Porsche Panamera: driveability of a sports auto and the convenience of a sophisticated car salon. The second generation of Panamera cars is moving ahead with the ambition to gain iconic status in the class of luxury automobiles.
During this modification Porsche has consistently enhanced the general idea of Panamera auto – a redesigned and reconstructed car to the smallest details. The design of its engines has been changed and its chassis has been refined. The designers rethought operating concept and adapted it to the future. Besides, the innovative Panamera expands the boundaries between vigorous sports autos perception and the idea of convenient cruising vehicles with emphasis on rear axle steering, active roll compensation and air-suspension comprising three chambers.
The unmatched core principle of this model is expressed in an innovative design: a Panamera sports auto possesses long proportions, sportive flanks and particularly fast line of the roof.
The interior of the Panamera features black panels, interactive touch monitor and such interface as smartphones and tablets meeting the requirements for vehicle operation. Conventional hard keys and common instruments have been considerably decreased. Instead of them developers used touch-sensitive panels and customizable screens in the innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit. In spite of considerably greater range of devices intended for communication and assistance diverse options can currently be applied more distinctly.
Power is not the only impressive characteristic of Porsche; its another significant feature is fuel economy. In order to boost this capability all Panamera’s engines of the second generation have been redeveloped.
Engine output has been increased with the simultaneous considerable boosting fuel efficiency and emission reduction. Three innovative biturbo diesel engines with direct injection are being presented at the market: the Panamera Turbo, the Panamera 4S and the Panamera 4S Diesel.
According to the general principle of the new Panamera construction the chassis also combines convenience of a sophisticated car salon and operational characteristics of a real sports auto. This objective is attained by means of complementing the original construction with additional options including adaptive air suspension, electromechanical steering system and others. The built-in 4D Chassis Control system is designed for carrying out the analysis and synchronization of all chassis systems and adjusting running characteristics of the innovative Panamera.
Numerous conventional and additional assistance options included in the vehicle system raise comfort and safety during driving. A night viewing system using thermographic camera for detecting people and animals and warning a driver about their presence is included in the number of the most essential innovative options. The innovative night vision system helps to prevent challenging situations beforehand.
The newly developed V6 and V8 Panamera engines featuring power and fuel economy are fitted with turbochargers built-in into the V of the cylinder banks that allows to make the engines compact and reduce the level of installation position.
Originally, the gasoline engine of Panamera Turbo is characterized by top performance in the whole model line. For instance, 4.0-litre biturbo V8 is capable of developing 404 kW/550 hp (at 5,750 rpm), its speed at maximum torque reaches 770 Nm. Its output has been increased by 30 hp compared to the previous version. The eight-cylinder engine allows the Panamera Turbo to reach the speed of 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds. The maximum speed of Porsche is 306 km/h. This remarkable performance demonstrates easiness of actuating the Panamera engine considering that its power-to-weight ratio is only 3.6 kg/hp.
Design of the Panamera exterior has undergone changes with the launch of the second generation models. In spite of the insignificant increasing height the auto seems to be considerably lower. Besides, the model became longer by 34 mm.
Width of the Panamera has been increased only by six millimeters but this enlarging makes an impression of increasing by several centimetres. This impression is provided by the A-shaped air intake reaching the sides and ensuring an entirely innovative look of the front-end. Simultaneously, accurately developed crossbar placed in the radiator grille highlights width of the auto.
The construction of side body has been manufactured solely of aluminium as well as such other elements as the bonnet, boot, roof and wings. Sweeping appearance of the roof attracts attention to the shape of a sports auto.
The most notable elements of the rear body, undoubtedly, three-dimensional LED rear lights fitted with four-point brake lamps. A LED strip serves as a means of joining the rear lamps together. These constituents provide an impressive night design. Faultless and graceful mounting into the boot presents the rear spoiler that can be extended. Round exhaust pipe presents a distinguishing feature of the Panamera 4S and 4S Diesel whereas the Panamera Turbo is characterized by trapezoidal trims of the exhaust pipe.
Interior design of the innovative Panamera has been created with the aim of complete modification. Conventional hard keys have been substituted with surfaces sensitive to touch. Besides, high-resolution monitors have been added to the equipment of the vehicle. The designers of the Porsche model transferred the digitalisation of the auto to the higher level of development by means of creating the innovative Porsche Advanced Cockpit.
Additionally, the Porsche Panamera features the top-class suitability of all luxury autos in the lineup for modification that increases their practicality for daily use. Such innovative features as panoramic tilt roof, lightning and audio system considerably raise the level of occupants’ comfort.