2016 Porsche Panamera Luxury Sports Sedan

Porsche Unveils Faster And More Fuel Efficient All-new Panamera

Porsche said it had sold 150,000 Panamera luxury sedans since its launch in 2009 which, to the German automaker, it is an reaffirmation of its popularity and thus, warrant a new generation. A new generation it did unveiled today. The all-new, second-generation Porsche Panamera was officially unveiled by CEO Oliver Blume in Berlin to a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. For this new iteration, the Panamera was said to developed from the ground up and once again, marries performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan.

2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo

The all-new Panamera will be offered, at launch, three engines: the Panamera Turbo with 550 horsepower (404 kW), the Panamera 4S with 440 horses (324 kW) and the Panamera 4S Diesel, packing 422 horses. The twin-turbo variety is not only more powerful over its predecessor, but it is more fuel efficient – up to 16 percent – thanks in part to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II).

2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo

Other key features you can expect includes all-wheel drive across all model, a new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering, new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system, and an Advanced Cockpit with “smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens.

Avid Porsche lovers who need to pack more passengers in a fast ride can start ordering the all-new Porsche Panamera. Oh, did we mention that all-wheel drive comes as standard? Right, we already did. Prices start at $99,900. And one more thing. It looks like 4S Diesel is not available to U.S. at the moment. It is, however, listed in UK, priced at £91,788 and up.

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2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2016 Porsche Panamera Turbo

2016 Porsche Panamera 4s

2016 Porsche Panamera 4s

2016 Porsche Panamera 4s Diesel

2016 Porsche Panamera 4s Diesel

All images courtesy of Porsche AG.