2016 Porsche Panamera Redesign – It seems that China is lucky for this model from Porsche. International Automobile Show in Shanghai was place where has been presented first model, as well as hybrid and diesel version in 2013. Name Panamera is derived as acronym from Carrera Panamericana race, related to the Porsche version Carrera. This German manufacturer specialized for producing for high-class of sports automobiles has great popularity and this model is from the start presented as one of the best when it comes to this segment.
2016 Porsche Panamera review
According to info, 2016 Porsche Panamera will present start of the second generation of this model, which has unveiled in 2009. Up to now, this model on the market is available in nine different versions, regarding to the type of engine and the overall performance.
Today, you can choose between regular Panamera, then Panamera 4, Panamera Diesel, Panamera S, Panamera 4S, Panamera GTS, Panamera S E-Hybrid, Panamera Turbo and Turbo S.
2016 Porsche Panamera engine
When it comes to powertrain segment, 2016 Porsche Panamera should keep the same line-up of engines, with some of improvements of parameters. Base model will be run by 3-6L V6 engine that characterizes maximum output of 304 horsepower at 6,200 rpm, alongside with 295 pounds of torque, at 3,750/4,250 rpm. Version with this engine paired to the manual, 6-speed gearbox, reaches maximum speed of 162 mph. 2016 Porsche Panamera Diesel version under the hood has a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 power unit. This engine is capable to deliver tup to 253 hp at 3,800 rmp, as well as 406 lb-ft of torque at 1,750/2,750 rpm. This version characterizes 155 mph as top speed. Engine is paired to the 7-speed ZF PDK transmission with dual clutch.
Model marked with S, 4S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S characterizes the same, 4.8-litre V8 engine, with a different output and gearboxes. Engine can be paired to the six-speed manual, 7-speed with dual clutch or eight-speed automatic Tiptronic S. When it comes to the output power, engine characterizes 405, 436, 507 and 557 horsepower with 369, 384, 516 and 553 pounds of torque, respectively. When it comes to hybrid version, it presents 3.0L V6 supercharged engine with 385 hp at 5,500 rpm and 428 lb-ft at 3,000/5,25 rpm. Regard to the top speed it is in range from 168 mph to 190 mph (Turbo S version).
2016 Porsche Panamera price and redesign
The above characteristics have defined the first generation of this model, and there is no doubt that the new generation will be improved. In that respect, changes will be done with exterior look. Limited series of production will certainly have promote high-quality interior, in terms of advanced technical systems. Redesign, changes and improvements of 2016 Porsche Panamera surely will affect on the price. Estimation is that it will be in range from $ 78,000 to $ 200,000. Release date and first presentation will be this year at the Frankfurt, and there is probability that this model will be released and as 2017 model year.