Customers can choose from four different models comprising rear-wheel drive Panamera, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo S, and Panamera Turbo S E-hybrid. The Panamera is priced at INR 1.45 crore (ex-showroom), the Panamera GTS at INR 1.86 crore (ex-showroom), the Panamera Turbo S at INR 2.12 crore (ex-showroom) and the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid costs INR 2.43 crore (ex-showroom).
The sports limousine is powered by a new 630 PS, four-litre, biturbo V8 engine that allows the Turbo S to accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 315 km/h. The new Turbo S E-Hybrid is touted to be the most powerful variant in the range, adding a 136 PS electric motor to the equation and resulting in an overall output of 700 PS.
Manolito Vujicic, the recently-appointed brand head of Porsche India, said, “We are excited to introduce the new Panamera to all visitors at our dealerships across the country. With its best-in-class performance, enhanced comfort and chassis management and a sharper, sportier visual appearance, the new Panamera is a true four-door sports and a true luxury saloon.”
“It has significantly contributed to the brand’s global success since its introduction in 2009 and now raises the bar even higher with the new range offering the ultimate combination of power, prestige and comfort. We are confident that Panamera will drive our momentum in 2021, with more additions to our model range to come,” he said.
All the new models feature the previously optional Sport Design front end with striking air intake grilles, larger side cooling openings and a single-bar front light module.
The new Turbo S is differentiated by larger side air intakes. GTS models incorporate new darkened Exclusive Design tail light clusters as standard to signify the extra 20 PS over its predecessor with 480 PS and 620 Nm from its V8 biturbo engine, while the rear-wheel drive Panamera is now powered by the familiar 2.9-litre V6 biturbo unit, delivering 330 PS and 450 Nm.
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid combines a 571 PS, four-litre, biturbo V8 with a 136 PS electric motor integrated into an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission (PDK) and a 17.9 kWh battery. Its all-electric range has been increased by up to 30% due to new 17.9 kWh battery and optimised driving modes, adding 59 km range in full electric mode according to the New European Driving Cycle.
All models house an updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM) which includes additional functions such as wireless Apple CarPlay, LED matrix headlights with PDLS Plus, Park Assist with Surround View and head-up display.
The new Panamera also features a revised Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system to control its three-chamber air suspension as standard as well as Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) which are added options that customers can choose from.