Almost 11-years after its initial introduction, the Porsche Panamera in its latest form, has to compete with some serious contenders as the ultimate four-seater grand coupe. With the launch of the Taycan EV, the new Panamera gains the latest in tech and performance- see our Taycan review here –https://themotorist.co.za/silent-but-violent-new-porsche-taycan-driven/
The 2021 model gains slight tweaks to the look of the vehicle with some slightly larger air intakes and newly revised front and rear lights with LED matrix lighting at the front and signature full length LED light bar at the rear. Three new 20 and 21-inch lightweight alloy wheels are available, in addition to the new spec’able colour options.
Internally the range benefits from the updated version of Porsche’s Communication Management (PCM) touch screen command centre, Advanced Cockpit control concept with a heads-up display and the new generation steering wheel lifted from the 911. The PCM unit has been updated to feature the latest in connectivity and has better Online Voice control, Wireless Carplay and AndriodAuto and Risk Radar sign recognition systems.
2021 Porsche Panamera Saftey and Spec
The updated range now features the latest in Porsche active safety systems including the full range of Lane Keep Assists, InnoDrive adaptive cruise control, with automated braking and acceleration capability, Night Vision Assist, Park Assist and Surround-view 360-degree camera.
2021 Porsche Panamera Drivetrains
The new range is powered by either a 2.9Litre Twin-turbo V6, in the Panamera and Panamera 4 producing 243Kw and 450Nm, capable of a 5.6 and 5.3second acceleration times relatively, with a 268Km/h top speed.
The 4S E Hybrid sees the 2.9litre V6 married to a 17.9kWh battery system that boosts power to 412Kw and 750Nm and will dispatch of the 0-100 sprint in 3.1 Seconds and will top out at 297Km/h.
The Panamera GTS features a V8 Biturbo motor with 353 kW and 620 Nm, which is 15 kW more than the predecessor, and interestingly less than the hybrid and with the 3.9second 0-100 and 299Km/h top speed will be an exciting alternative to the E hybrid as the traditional performance offering.
The range-topping Turbo S will feature the full-fat version of the same V8, this time producing 463kW and 820Nm. The Turbo S will match the E Hyrbid to 0-100 but top out at 315Km/h.
2021 Porsche Panamera in South Africa
With the launch, local specification or announcement unknow at this stage it’s likely the new Panamera will arrive next year, given the German launch in October of 2020. We look forward to sampling the Panamera locally.
2021 Porsche Panamera Range