2018 Porsche Panamera

2018 Porsche Panamera

Pros: High performance; sophisticated suspension

Cons: Prices start in the stratosphere and go up; big car seats only four

CG Says: The 2018 Porsche Panamera adds a wagon-like Sport Turismo bodystyle. The Sport Turismo has more cargo capacity than the existing 4-door hatchback. There is also a new, more powerful plug-in hybrid. The Turbo S E-Hybrid combines a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with an electric motor for a combined 680 hp. The Turbo S E-Hybrid can travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone and is said to be capable of 192 mph and accelerating 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Panamera is a premium large 4-door hatchback with seating for four that was redesigned for 2017. In addition to the standard-length Panamera, there is an extended-wheelbase Executive version with more rear-passenger room. The base engine is a 330-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter V6; the two step-up non-hybrid engine options are a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 that makes 440 hp, and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that puts out 550 hp. The plug-in E-Hybrid has a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 paired with an electric motor for a combined 462 hp. The E-Hybrid can travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone. Porsche says the 2.9-liter V6 Panamera 4S has a top speed of 179 mph and is capable of 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, and the V8-powered Panamera Turbo tops out at 190 mph and does 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. All engines are mated to an 8-speed automated-manual transmission. The base V6 is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; the other engines come standard with AWD. Rear-wheel steering for sharper turn-in and high-speed stability is available. Inside, there is a new control system with 12.3-inch screen. Available features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, night vision, lane-keep assist, LED headlights, heated/ventilated/massaging front and rear seats, and adaptive suspension. Although prices are steep, the 2018 Porsche Panamera has a high level of performance and precise suspension control.

The Facts
Class Premium Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door hatchback, 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 4
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Porsche
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices Base: $86,050
AWD 4: $90,650
AWD 4 Sport Turismo: $97,250
AWD 4 Executive: $97,350
AWD 4S: $104,050
AWD 4S Sport Turismo: $110,250
AWD 4S Executive: $114,950
AWD Turbo: $151,050
AWD Turbo Sport Turismo: $155,050
AWD Turbo Executive: $161,050
AWD 4 E-Hybrid: $105,050
AWD 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: $105,050
AWD 4 E-Hybrid Executive: $105,150
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid: $185,450
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: $189,450
AWD Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive: $195,850

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (Base, 4)
Horsepower
330
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 (4S)
Horsepower
420
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (Turbo)
Horsepower
550
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
23-25

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6/electric (E-Hybrid)
Horsepower
462
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
22
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
46

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8/electric (Turbo S E-Hybrid)
Horsepower
680
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
21
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)
49

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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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