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2017 Porsche Panamera: Done Right This Time

01.28.17 - Porsche Panamera

Porsche has been in the habit of testing the waters of areas they never played in for the past couple decades. First they brought in their SUV which were a huge hit right from the start, but when they chose to add two more doors to a stretched version of the 911 it seemed an awkward choice. Sure, we’d all love to drive a four-door Porsche that fits at least four people inside and gives you the sport performance you want, but this first version was rough and not what we expect from Porsche. Thankfully the brand didn’t give up and the new 2017 Porsche Panamera is redesigned to be better than ever.

This new model of the only four-door Porsche sports car offers crisp styling features and an improved performance to be the car you want to drive. Even if you’ve had a Porsche sports car in the past, you can have a great time driving this four-door model wherever you need to go. You’re sure to love the power of this newly designed sports sedan, if you want to call it that, and be able to enjoy taking more people on the road than you could in your 911.

When you’re looking at a sports car one of the first areas of discussion is the engine and powertrain of the vehicle. The Panamera comes in two forms, the 4S and Turbo, both of which have impressive engines for you. The 4S brings you a 2.9-liter twin turbocharged V6 that offers up 440 horsepower and 405 lb.-ft. of torque. The Turbo uses a 4.0-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine which is rated at 550 horsepower and 567 lb.-ft. of torque. Both of these engines use the PDK eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to give you the ride you want and the power delivery you’ve been looking for.

As you would expect, when you take the Panamera out on the road you’ll have the right power delivery and precision controlled steering you want to enjoy the ride the right way. If you have your Panamera set up with the optional Sport package you’ll have a rear-wheel steering launch control under the car to give you the right way to take corners and take off when you’re ready to roll. This is a car that performs on the road but can also give you the track ride you’ve been looking for as well.

Because this is a high end sports car you know it will come to you as a well-equipped model for you to drive. The 4S shows up with a panoramic glass moonroof, front and rear parking sensors, 19-inch wheels, eight-way power adjustable heated front seats, dual zone climate controls, a navigation system, and a tend speaker premium audio system. The standard offerings for the Turbo model include LED headlights, 20-inch wheels, an adaptive air suspension, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, a full leather interior, a power adjustable steering column, an Alcantara headliner, 14-way power front seats and heated rear seats.

Moving up to check out the options, the Panamera is similar to any other Porsche model with tons of great ways to make this car offer what you want. You can have a 21-speaker Burmester audio system, a rear seat center console touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, adaptive LED headlights and the Sport Package which brings in an air suspension, a Sport Chrono package, the rear axle steering and a sport exhaust. Other items you can add include ceramic composite brakes, a heated steering wheels, 18-way adaptive sport seats, ventilated front and rear seats, an infrared night vision camera, Lane Change Assist, Lane Keep Assist, massaging seats and quad-zone automatic climate controls.

If you’re looking for one of the best ways to have the 2 + 2 driving experience you love, the Porsche Panamera has been redesigned for the 2017 model year and it sharper than ever. This is a car you’ll want to drive and take along three people that are ready to enjoy the excitement, the high end luxury and want to have fun with you. Check out this car at your nearby Porsche dealer today and see what it can be for you when you want a car with uncompromising performance.

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