Porsche is planning to release its second generation of Panamera. This model will hit the market as 2017 Porsche Panamera. Its prototype has already been spotted during a road test and it looks quite sportier and sleeker than its predecessor. The car will actually attract the attention of regular consumers and automobile enthusiasts, thanks to its intricate designing and stylish cabin. Adopting a Modular Standard Platform, the 2017 Panamera will be built on a luxurious hatch-back style. It will arrive in 14 trim levels including the Base model, S, 4S, Turbo, E-Hybrid, GTS, Turbo S, Turbo Executive, Edition model, Turbo S Executive, 4S Executive and the Exclusive trim.
2017 Porsche Panamera Design Changes
2017 Porsche Panamera will be designed using premium light-weight steel and aluminum materials. This is intended to enhance its aerodynamic power as well as improve on its fuel efficiency. The car will be wider and longer than the current model. The general exterior styling adopts elegant smooth lines.
The front end adopts an energetic and bold appearance. It features bigger daytime LED running headlights lights and revised front grille. The base model will run on 18-inch alloy wheels while the GTS gets 19-inch wheels and the Turbo S adopting 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the 2017 Panamera, we should expect a luxurious and comfortable cabin featuring the latest infotainment system. Among the standard features include dual climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, telescopic steering wheel, premium 11-speaker audio system, 7-inch infotainment display screen, a navigation system, Bluetooth audio and phone integration.
The Turbo model features 14-speaker Bose surround sound system, front and rear heated seats, and keyless ignition among others. Those who will go for the Turbo S trim level will access leather upholstered front and rear seats. The higher trim levels add more optional features like noise reduction system, 4-Zone automatic climate control, ventilated and heated front and rear seats and much more.
Under the hood, there are multiple engine options that consumers will choose from. The automaker is expected to carry forward the previous V-6 engine for the base model and the S-trim model. A more powerful V-8 powertrain will also be introduced at 2017 Porsche Panamera GTS.
The 3.6-liter V-6 engine that is going to power the base model is rated at 310 horsepower at 295 lb-ft of torque. It is capable of attaining up to 60 miles per hour in just 60 seconds. The S trim level will be powered by 3.0-liter V-6 engine capable of generating up to 420 horsepower at 384 lb-ft of torque. Its acceleration is estimated at 60 miles per hour in just 4.9 seconds. Although its fuel economy rating has not yet been verified, it is expected to offer 17 mpg for city drives, 27 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
The new V-8 engine will be offered for the GTS model and will feature a 4.8-liter tank. It will be a naturally aspirated powertrain with power output estimated at 440 horsepower at 384 lb-ft of torque. It will deliver excellent EPA ratings of 16 mpg city drives, 24 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. The hybrid model will be fitted with battery technology.
Release Date and Price
Porsche has not yet released full details concerning the release date and price for the new 2017 Panamera. However, the car is likely to arrive in the auto market towards the end of this year or probably in the first quarter of 2017. The base model is expected to go for about $50,000 while higher trim levels will go as much as $96,100.