Porsche Pakistan, the famous German automobile brand’s local subsidiary, has launched its latest luxury sedan, Panamera in Pakistan. The company deals in sedans, SUVs and offers after sales services for these vehicles.Panamera is a luxury sedan with an unconventional design but with the distinctive Porsche-like curves. The car launched internationally in 2016, however, Pakistani market is only getting it now.Such luxury cars tend to come with high price tags but offer cutting edge features, unseen in the consumer range vehicles. Globally, Porsche Panamera is available in 12 variants though Pakistan will get only 9, each with its own specialities.Lets get down to the offered features, performance options and other details for the Porsche Panamera.
Even though Panamera is a sedan, it comes with a uniquely different design. When seen from the rear, it almost looks like a hatchback. The rounded curves, transitions and proportions depict customary Porsche designs.
Compared to the previous model, the new one brings a 3cm longer wheelbase. The overhang is shorter at the front coupled with a longer overhang at the rear.The front main headlights feature four-spot daytime running lights and include a Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) in turbo mode.
Panamera comes with a redesigned luxurious interior. The central console ascends towards the front while the dashboard is flat and wide. Rev counter has been moved to the middle of the instrument cluster.
Porsche Advanced Cockpit sports a centre console with Direct Touch Control and a glassy look. Its touch sensitive buttons enable direct access to important functions. 12-inch touchscreen display adds to the futuristic looks.
Engine & Performance
Powered by a twin turbo V6 engine (around 3000CC) or a twin turbo V8 (around 4000CC) , the Panamera can definitely offer class leading performance. It’s capable of pushing some serious horsepower starting at 325bhp and going all the way up to 671bhp. The hybrid variants come with dual engines – electric motor and combustion engine – and can offer better performance and mileage (if it matters) compared to the rest. The diesel variant is not available in Pakistan and all available models either use electricity or petrol as a fuel source.The sports car maker has introduced a new 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) to translate the engine’s power into the drive. It improves acceleration and top speed thanks to the 6th, 7th and 8thgears. Gearshifts take milliseconds avoiding any apparent disruption in the flow of power.All Panamera models, except those with 3.0 litre turbocharged V6 engines, are equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). This all-wheel drive functionality automatically adjusts the distribution of force to all wheels depending on the surface, acceleration and driving situation.Rear axle steering is also available as an optional upgrade in some models while other get it as a standard. Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM) digitally manages the damping force for each wheel, driving style and the type of road to reduce bumps and ensure a luxurious travel experience.Sport mode, optional Sport Chrono Package and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) also add to the car’s functionality.