Perfect As Always – New 2017 Porsche Panamera Review

2017 Porsche Panamera Review

The new 2017 Porsche Panamera continues to distinguish itself as the preferred choice for flagship luxury cars. It has the oomph and the seductive attribute to enable this. Again, it comes with plenty of likable features such as an athletic handling, versatility, practicality, scintillating 0-60 mph acceleration, and plenty of trim levels. Read more to see what the latest Porsche Panamera offers including its price, and release date.

2017 Porsche Panamera white color, exterior, front view

Strange Sightings

At the time of this review writing, Porsche was in the final stages of developing an all-new model and there are plenty of teaser images to back up this claim. Spy pictures available show a completely redesigned vehicle that will sure meet the appetite of its enthusiasts. Porsche has confirmed that the new model will bear closer resemblance to the Sport Turismo concept that was featured during the Paris Auto Show back in 2012. For the first time in its history, it is expected that the new model will spawn a station wagon model – the first family-friendly design for the model lineup.

Great Improvement For The Engine

In terms of power, there are rumors that the new model will comes equipped with a 550-horsepower – generating twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine as the standard mill. The V8 also will provide a walloping 568 lbs. ft. of torque. This will be a remarkable improvement over the existing model that features a 3.6L V6 engine rated at a decent 310 horsepower and 295 lbs. ft. of torque.

Flawless Design

Although much can be said about the Porsche Panamera 2017 – premium luxury, painstaking design, up-to-the-minute technologies, and creature comforts – what remains unaltered is its unique balancing act. Again, it comes with a sheer number of trim levels that offer all sorts of bells and whistles imaginable. One even gets an option for a hybrid model especially for those who love some bit of greener credentials without jeopardizing the overall performance too much.

Just like any other Porsche out there, the new model also comes with plenty of customization options to spoil you silly. Only money counts here and if you don’t lack it, this is one vehicle that not only offers you a stonking option list but also offers you lots of value for every penny spent.

Main Competition

At this point, one could really say that the new Porsche Panamera is the ultimate car to have, and although it arguably is, there are other options in the segment that can mess your head around as well. These include the German top dogs such as the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, BMW 6 Series, Audi RS-7, and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You can also sample some bit of English flair offered by the irrevocably appealing 2017 Jaguar XJ.

What Are The 2017 Porsche Panamera Price And The Release Date?

When it comes to the Porsche Panamera 2017 price, expect the sedan model to cost you an MSRP starting from $92,805. Of course, ticking more options will inevitably swell this amount. But hey, anyone shopping in this class certainly has plenty of cash to splash around. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. More details will be updated as and when they take place, so keep checking back for more info.

2017 Porsche Panamera Exterior Design Rumors

As we await the new Panamera to debut during this year’s 2016 Paris Auto Show, teaser video and spy pics trolling the Internet reveal a redesigned front and rear fascia. The taillight design, for one, has strips of LEDs spanning the entire width. This isn’t a surprise as Porsche had previously released spy pictures of the expected design changes at the rear. We are still compiling more data on the changes available at the front. What remains confirmed however is the new MSB platform that is expected to guide the future design formula of all the second-generation Porsches.

2017 Porsche Panamera Interior

Our rendering shows that the new model will come with a redesigned technology set. The same dimensions in the existing model are expected to stay put, therefore there shouldn’t be any change in the passenger space. Some of the areas upgrades should be expected include the infotainment, convenience, and entertainment fronts.

2017 Porsche Panamera steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Available Trims

Trims: Base, Edition, 4S, S, 4, 4 Edition, Turbo S, Turbo Executive, 4S Executive, and Exclusive. The Panamera Shooting Brake review is separately offered.

Engine Specs Are Not Official

Porsche is yet to offer details of what we should expect as the powertrains. Rumors nonetheless allege a 550-horsepower – generating twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine will be offered as the standard engine. An update will follow once Porsche makes available further details.

2017 Porsche Panamera engine

Highest Level Of Safety?

The government offered the existing model five stars for overall crash impact protection. Five stars for total side impact and five stars for front and rear impact protection.

2017 Porsche Panamera exterior, red color, safety

Image gallery

2017 Porsche Panamera exterior, front view

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2017 Porsche Panamera rear view, tailpipe and taillights

2017 Porsche Panamera headlights and grille

2017 Porsche Panamera exterior

2017 Porsche Panamera interior, leather seats and steering wheel

2017 Porsche Panamera interior, back seats

2017 Porsche Panamera trunk

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