Courage changes everything.
Founding a company. Without unswervingly following the path you embarked on, but ceaselessly reinventing your approach. Doing things differently from all the others. All of that takes courage. The courage that breaks with conventions. That takes a clear stance. That shapes the future. Without courage, today would be the same as yesterday. And Porsche would not be Porsche.
The New Panamera. A new generation that changes everything.
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
Courage changes everything.
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A few years ago, everything to do with the saloon suddenly changed. Large, cumbersome and thickly padded instantly seemed outmoded qualities. On the road, something happened – something rather fast and dynamic: a sports car came along. A sports car with four seats, an unmistakable silhouette and performance figures normally associated only with a Porsche.
The Panamera. It changed everything. For drivers of saloons first and foremost. Sporting spirit – in business and in personal life – found its automotive counterpart. The courage to perform found a matching performer.
Now the change continues. Forwards. On the road, something is happening again. For sporty drivers – and their sporty companions – our engineers and designers have created the next Panamera. With the courage of a new generation.
Our engineers have demonstrated their courage with the Panamera concept. By continually re-evaluating and reinventing. By reconciling apparent contradictions: performance and comfort, dynamics and efficiency, career and family. And by forever remaining true to our roots, with shared traits like the ignition lock on the left and the rev counter in the middle – in short: typical Porsche DNA. The result? Singularity. Of the Porsche kind.
New Porsche InnoDrive and other innovative assistance systems make driving not only safer, more efficient and more relaxing – but also more enthralling. Typically Porsche.
And it’s more dynamic than ever: thanks to Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport), Porsche 4D Chassis Control, three-chamber air suspension and – for the first time in the Panamera – rear-axle steering.
And because a Porsche is always heading in the direction of the future, the new Panamera models are fully digitally networked thanks to Porsche Connect.
Does a sporty saloon really have to look like a saloon? Or can it look rather more athletic? With a taut roof line, for example, that displays a sleek and harmonious contour more likely to be associated with a two-seater?
The silhouette and proportions of the new Panamera models are more Porsche than ever. Clearly perceived rounded transitions, powerful muscles and a sharpened sports car silhouette emphasise the precision of the new design.
The wheelbase is 3 cm longer than that of the predecessor – the shorter overhang at the front and the longer overhang at the rear lend visual dynamism. The more prominent sculpting of the side creates the customary Porsche waistline and sense of lightness.
A stunning identifying feature at the front: LED main headlights with four-spot daytime running lights. Distinguishing features in Acid Green: brake callipers, instrument cluster pointers, border of the "E-hybrid" logos on the front doors and the model designation on the tailgate.
Characteristic features of all Panamera models: the light strip on the rear end and the slimline three-dimensional LED taillights with four-spot brake lights. The extending rear spoiler integrated into the body reduces lift at the rear axle at high speeds.
The interior has been completely restyled – and nevertheless remains typically Porsche. The centre console ascends towards the front. The dashboard is flat and conspicuously wide. The analogue rev counter is positioned in the middle of the instrument cluster.
Also new is the control concept: Porsche Advanced Cockpit. The centre console with Direct Touch Control has a surface in glass look featuring touch-sensitive buttons for direct access to the most important functions. In between: the compact gear selector. A high-resolution 12-inch touchscreen display is integrated into the dashboard. In conjunction with optional four-zone automatic climate control, the passengers in the rear also have a touchscreen display of their own. Two high-resolution screens, one to the right and one to left of the rev counter, display virtual instruments, maps and a range of other information.
Above all, though, there is plenty of space and comfort. Not so typical of a sports car. Absolutely typical of the new Panamera.
The new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid will change your view of hybrid technology. And your everyday life. With 462 hp of pure Sports Car performance – and fuel consumption of just 2.5 l/100 km (113.0 mpg). This is more than just a courageous step. It is a giant leap into the future. The combination of combustion engine and electric machine is crucial for this peak performance. The combustion engine builds up power and torque as engine speed increases. The maximum torque of the electric machine is available immediately. As a result, consistently high overall torque and dynamic responsiveness are available over an extremely wide rpm range. And your adrenalin also reaches a new maximum level.
Porsche E-Performance is everything that you expect from a Porsche. And more. It is goose bumps. G-forces. Adrenalin. Because we are not satisfied with merely boosting efficiency when we can take performance and driving pleasure to the limits at the same time. There is a good reason why all of our experience and successes in motor sports have a major influence on development.
The core of Porsche E-Performance is the vehicle. Our plug-in hybrid technology therefore has to meet two strict requirements. Firstly, it must drastically reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Secondly, it must deliver an experience that pushes the driver firmly back into the seat. Which is precisely the right place to be in a Porsche.
It takes courage to try out something new. Of course, this is something we knew already. And yet we stick to this principle. It therefore almost goes without saying that our next step when it comes to Porsche E-Performance should involve a Sports Car that has revolutionised the saloon segment.
The result of our work combines performance and practicality in equal measure. A hybrid drive that perfectly combines the combustion engine and electric machine. For your everyday life. For an outstanding driving experience. For the future of the Sports Car.