Hey, remember the 2017 Porsche Panamera that leaked, had a teaser released and then leaked again? Well, today it is finally official. No more crappy images. No more vague teasers. This is the real deal. And it looks pretty much like what we have seen. Except in higher definition.
Power in the Panamera will come from a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 engine making 440 horsepower and 405 pound-feet of torque. The Panamera 4S will rocket to 60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds and 4.2 seconds when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package. Top speed is 180 mph.
The Panamera Turbo packs a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-6 making 550 hp and 567 lb-ft of torque. Sixty mph takes just 3.6 seconds and adding the Sport Chrono Package drops that to 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 190. The Turbo and 4S come standard with an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
Design mimics that of the Porsche 911—which is a very good thing. The design just feels more sophisticated and in line with the rest of the good-looking Porsche lineup. The body, save for the optional panoramic roof, is made of aluminum. The lights, which are LEDs, have been updated. Wheel range from 19 inches to 21 inches. The Turbo has 20-inch wheels as standard.
The Panamera has an analog tachometer flanked by two seven-inch screens. There is also a 12.3-inch touchscreen for the driver, and Apple CarPlay is available—along with a new thermal imaging camera. Android Auto was not mentioned.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera is scheduled to hit dealerships January 2017. Price for the 4S starts at $101,040 while the Turbo starts at $147,950.