The Porsche Panamera hatchback is known for its unique and instantly recognizable styling, which has been given a slight upgrade for the new model year: a low-riding roofline sloping into a higher rear end that gives the four-door a visually widened look that adds to its athleticism. However, regardless of its exterior good looks, the 2017 Panamera’s performance capabilities are undeniable.
A wide variety of engine options are available with the new Panamera, and for 2017, you get the choice of all-new turbocharged options on all models. At launch, the 4S and Turbo models will be available, equipped with a 440-hp 2.9-liter V6 and a larger 4.0-liter V8 that cranks out 550 horsepower, respectively. The engines themselves have been improved through innovative engineering that resulted in a new “hot vee” design that puts the turbochargers between the cylinders, shortening the amount of time it takes the exhaust gases to run between the cylinder heads and turbines.
This new design allows the Porsche Panamera to have a lower center of gravity and a faster response time. Additionally, the spacious interior allows this sports car to carry extra passengers, and the comfort features and technology systems give the Porsche Panamera plenty of day-to-day entertainment to enjoy on the open road.
If you’d like to learn more about Porsche’s new Panamera, head over to Gossett Volkswagen Porsche at 1875 Covington Pike in Memphis, TN. We also have plenty of other Porsche vehicles on our lot that are available today for a test drive.