Thursday 10 November 2016, By Autovolo
Porsche is due to reveal a host of new Panamera models at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens on November 18.
The German sports car maker will introduce a new base model called Panamera, as well as a new all-wheel-drive Panamera 4.
Both vehicles will be driven by a turbocharged V6, which produces 326bhp. The new engine has been specially developed for the cars.
A range of long-wheelbase “Executive” versions of the Panamera are also due to be revealed. These cars have wheelbases that have been extended by 150mm, giving more interior space and better legroom. They also gain additional equipment as standard.
There will be a Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera Turbo Executive and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive. Despite the extensive line-up, Porsche has not announced any plans to develop and Executive version of its Panamera 4S Diesel.
The Executive models are aimed at the chauffeur-driven market, and because of this gain standard features such as a large panoramic roof, heated rear seats with multi-way electrical adjustment in the front and back, as well as air suspension.
The Panamera 4S Executive and Turbo Executive models both gain additional features, coming in the form of rear-axle steering and soft-close doors. The Turbo Executive also gets four-zone climate control, LED headlights and ambient lighting.
All models can be fitted with a large rear centre console, which can house two integrated folding tables and an inductive antenna to provide signal for an additional smartphone.
The Executive range of cars can also be specified with a Sport design package, giving the Panamera a more aggressive look on the road.
An extra option that Porsche thinks will be appreciated by buyers is a new version of the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system. This adds two 10.1-inch displays into the backrests of the front seats, which can then be detached and used as tablets separately from the vehicle.
UK pricings for the new Executive range of cars are yet to be announced, though the top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo Executive is due to priced in Germany at €166,458 (£146,460).
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