The Panamera is a revolutionary sedan with four seats and a sporting spirit because really, it's a sports car.
Get to know the new Panamera right here.
All Panamera models (except the Panamera with turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine and rear-wheel drive) are equipped with Porsche Traction Management (PTM). This active all-wheel drive with electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch ensures the optimum distribution of drive force whatever the driving situation. It allows for excellent acceleration power on long straights, through tight corners and on road surfaces with varying grip.
The multi-plate clutch regulates the distribution of drive force between rear axle and the front axle. Driving conditions are constantly monitored, enabling the system to respond to a variety of situations. Sensors check, among other variables, the rotation of speeds of all four wheels, the longitudinal and lateral acceleration of the vehicle, and the steering angle. If the rear wheels threaten to spin under acceleration, a greater proportion of drive force is distributed to the front by a more powerful engagement of the multi-plate clutch.
The latest Panamera models are equipped with a newly developed 8-speed PDK, which translates the tremendous drive force of the respective engine into the acceleration expected of a sports car.
Gears 1 to 6 have a sports ratio and top speed is reached in 6th gear. 7th and 8th gear have a long ratio, which helps to keep engine revs low even at high road speeds - for efficient and comfortable driving over long distances. The precise gearshifts take place in milliseconds with no discernible interruption in the flow of power - as you would expect of a sports car.
The all-new twin-turbo V6 engine in the Panamera 4S and twin-turbo V8 engine in the Panamera turbo are lighter and more compact than their predecessors and come equipped with VarioCam Plus. Their two turbochargers are now positioned in between the cylinder banks. This reduces the distance that the exhaust stream has to travel to reach the respective turbo - delivering a more rapid response.
The twin-turbo V8 engine of the Panamera Turbo is equipped with twinscroll turbines. The exhaust streams arrive at the turbine wheel through physically separate channels - for optimized gas cycles. The result: high torque even in the low rpm range.