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Of the Porsche Panamera has a firm place in the segment of luxury limousines fought for. The offer includes a wide range sometimes very different models. Buyer's guide

Would you have thought it? Since its launch four years ago are of Porsche Panamera already more than 100,000 copies in Leipzig left the assembly line. Business is good, the choice is wide. Meanwhile, there are twelve different models. Buyers have a choice between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, short and long wheelbase, V6 and V8 petrol engines, with and without turbocharging. Also, are still a hybrid and a newly revised diesel in the catalog. However, the diesel and the two new top versions Turbo S and Turbo S Executive are only available early 2014.

All other we went intensively in order to get an idea of ​​the differences. First of all: Every Panamera combines most impressive display of the brand-typical driving dynamics combined with the comfort of a dignified touring sedan for four. And what that feels like, you can already begin to experience the basic model for 83,277 euros. Because even the cheapest Panamera Porsche double-clutch transmission on board, which ensures lightning gear changes with no noticeable interruption of traction. Meanwhile, all gasoline are equipped with it.

Adaptive dampers ensure sporty handling

In addition, Porsche succeeds like no other manufacturer, to train a minimum 1,845 kg heavy sedan sporty handling. The most fun, of course, make the ferocious models from Panamera S upwards: You have the standard electronically controlled dampers (PASM) on board with which the four-door Porsche mutated once and for Kurvenräuber. Did you order the Sport Chrono Package, just push a button on the Sport Plus button, and the car is like the proverbial board on the road. Who wants to fully exploit the feasible in this mode, lateral acceleration, takes very good nerves - and may the serenity to admit: This car can do more than I do. For quite fearless Porsche holds finally the Panamera Turbo ready. He makes performance possible to degrade about 99 percent of other road users to slow extras provided a free highway. But even then, only rarely find the opportunity to participate with more than 300 km / h on public roads. It is possible, anyway. Depending on the vehicle equipment previously however, a purchase price equal to twice the base Panamera to be paid.

But we're not talking only times the money. we talk about the engines. Because they are likely to provide the impetus for one or the other purchasing decisions in doubt. The performance scale of the Panamera ranges from 300 to 520 hp, with the upcoming Turbo S even to 570 hp. You can choose from five different drives: a 3.6-liter V6 vacuum cleaner, a three-liter V6 twin-turbo, a 4.8-liter V8 with and without Turbo and a three-liter diesel and technology Special: Panamera S E hybrid supercharged V6 and electric motor. If it were just about the sound that we could finish the purchase advice at this point ahead as she learns the Panamera GTS recommend. Since the models S and 4S thanks to downsizing have a new V6 turbo under the hood, the GTS the last of his kind with hochdrehendem V8 without turbochargers. So that it is straight while not appreciably faster, hears and feels but so outrageous racing-like no other Panamera. Feat he has the only standard sports exhaust on board. Footnote: The 1351 Euro for the Bose sound system can save you need him and the money prefer to invest differently, for example in 20-inch wheels (from 1,428 euros).

Significantly more punch than the V8 GTS offers only the twin-turbocharged version of this engine in the Turbo. However, its way to tear the two-ton Schwaben discreetly purring forward, almost a bit too casual for a Porsche. Of the bang effects when shifting aside. And then there will be people still, where the gas mileage is not a damn. the diesel and the hybrid are intended for this clientele. The latter impressed recently in the test with a consumption of 6.4 liters of premium when fully charged. For the diesel, which makes now 300 instead of the previous 250 hp, Porsche also indicates 6.4 liters. Finally remains the base gasoline engine, speaks for the fact just the lowest price. Because in use it lies with the stronger models S and 4S quasi par - with significantly poorer performance and a noticeably reduced standard.

Satter price premium for the Executive Long versions

The simpler decisions on the search for the requested Panamera heard the question: rear-wheel or all-wheel drive? Undoubtedly, the active all-wheel drive with electronically controlled multi-plate clutch and traction control is a fine thing, for example on wet roads and tight bends. But even with two driven wheels can not complain in a Panamera lack of traction. Who does not live in the high mountains, is well served by each of the four rear-wheel drive. The decision between the normal body and the new long version called Executive is made quickly. Who sits back often to work on standard folding table, will be pleased with the extra legroom, the longer wheelbase is given by 15 centimeters. For all other the standard space should be sufficient. Three models offer Porsche executive to the 4S and the two turbo versions.

it is part of the Executive concept, a particularly good quality, which in turn translates into a hefty charge. The difference between Panamera 4S and Panamera 4S Executive at 25,466 euros. In purely mathematical thus costs each additional centimeter 1,698 euros. But you get, for example, a glass sunroof, seats in the rear and doors with closing (soft close). A Einparktraining other hand, unfortunately, not one of them, although the maneuvering with the 5.17-meter-long ship requires a lot of practice. Not to mention the entrance to a parking garage altogether. Which brings us to one of the most important tips for buying a Panamera: Without reversing camera, best in the variant with Surround View (1868 euros), one should not even go with this car from the farm. Because the index back is severely limited. The standard parking assist camera without hardly improved the situation. One may wonder know that Porsche supplies the rear view camera even with the Executive models at an additional cost.

Frequent with ecological vein will wonder whether to buy the diesel or 25,109 euros more expensive hybrid. In economic terms, the diesel is the better choice. The situation is different in the performance: together 270 km / h hybrid draws the eleven km / h slower diesel and it also speeds up half a second faster to 100 km / h. With the convenience of the hybrid also has the nose in front, for his petrol engine is much quieter than the grumpy diesel. the hybrid electric drive alone, you hear nothing except a faint whisper. The property is 30 kilometers, depending on driving style and is very impressive. Conclusion: Panamera purchase is price and taste. Much fun already the Panamera S. Reasonable of diesel, unreasonable turbo would. but most porschigsten the GTS.

ENGINES, EQUIPMENT, COST
PORSCHE
PANAMERA
PANAMERA
PANAMERA 4S
PANAMERA GTS
engineV6-cyl., 4-Ven.,
Direkteinspr.
V6-cyl., 4-Ven.,
Biturbo,
Direkteinspr.
V8 cyl.,
4-Ven.,
Direkteinspr.
capacity3605 cc2997 cc2997 cc
power
at
228 kW /
310 hp
6200 / min
309 kW /
420 hp
6000 / min
324 kW /
440 hp
6700 / min
Max.Drehm.
at
400 nm
3750 / min
520 nm
1750 - 5000 / min
520 nm
3500 / min
transmission7-speed, dual-clutch
driverear wheelFour wheel drive, permanent
Dimensions
(L / W / H)
5015/1931/1418 mm
Kofferraumv.445 - 1263 l
0 - 100 km / h6.3 s4.8 s4.4 s
Top speed.259 km / h286 km / h288 km / h
EU consumption8.4 L SP / 100 km / h8.9 l SP / 100 km / h10.7 l SP / 100 km / h
CO2 emissions196 g / km208 g / km249 g / km
emission standard5 euro5 euro5 euro
costs   
base Price
 
83,277 €107,196 €121,595 €
Type classes /
Premium (EUR)
HP 19/432
VK 29/1552
TK 29/423
HP 19/432
VK 29/1552
TK 29/423
HP 19/432
VK 29/1552
TK 29/423
tax246 €256 €376 €
 

ENGINES, EQUIPMENT, COST
PORSCHE
PANAMERA
PANAMERA TURBO EXECUTIVE
PANAMERA DIESEL
PANAMERA S E-HYBRID
engineV8 cyl., 4-Vent.,
Biturbo,
Direkteinspr.
V6-cyl., 4-Vent.,
Turbo Diesel,
particulate Filter
V6-cyl., 4-Vent.,
Compr.,
Direkteinspr .; Synchronous electric Masch.
capacity4806 cc2967 cc2995 cc
power
at
382 kW /
520 hp
6000 / min
221 kW /
300 PS
4000 / min
V6:
245 kW /
333 PS; E-motor:
70 kW /
95 hp; Total:
306 kW /
416 hp
Max.Drehm.
at
700 Nm
2250 -
4000 / min
650 Nm
1750 - 2500 / min
V6:
440 Nm; E-motor:
310 Nm;
Total:
590 Nm
at
1250 -
4000 / min
transmission7-gear, Doppelk.8-speed automatic
driveFour wheel drive, permanentrear wheel
Dimensions
(L / W / H)
5165 /
1931 /
1425 mm
5015/1931/1418 mm
Kofferraumv.432 - 1250 l445 -1263 l335 - 1153 l
0 - 100 km / h4.2 s6.0 s5.5 s
Top speed.305 km / h259 km / h270 km / h
EU consumption10.3 l SP / 100 km / h6.4 l D
/ 100 km / h
3.1 l S
/ 100 km / h
CO2 emissions242 g / km169 g / km71 g / km
emission standard5 euro5 euroEuro 6
costs   
base Price
 
163,364 €85,300 €110,409 €
Type classes /
Premium (EUR)
HP 19/432
VK 31/2216
TK 31/592
HP k. A.
VK k. A.
TK k. A.
HP 19/432
VK 29/1552
TK 29/423
tax362 €433 €60 €
 

Gerrit Reichel