2017 Porsche Panamera revealed

By Cameron Kirby, 29 Jun 2016 Car News

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Porsche Panamera

Covers come off redesigned four-door Porsche, and Australian prices confirmed.

The new Porsche Panamera has finally been unveiled overnight in Germany.

Sales of the car in Australia start today, with delivery expected in the first quarter of 2017.

Three models of the Panamera will be available: the 4S at $304,200; the 4S Diesel at $312,100 and the Turbo at $376,900.

 Porsche Panamera rear side

The big talking point of the Panamera is its refreshed styling, with a new swooping roofline and new rear lights, visually linking the car with the Porsche 911.

There is also a redesigned interior, with touch screen displays replacing a number of physical buttons in the cabin. Porsche’s aim is to add functionality but improve ease of use.

 Porsche Panamera

Power will come in a number of different forms. The 4S will come with a twin-turbo V6 petrol engine, producing 324kW (440hp). Meanwhile, the 4S Diesel receives an extra pair of cylinders, with a twin-turbo V8 pumping out just 310kW (422hp) – less than the petrol V6 – but a stonking maximum torque of 850Nm.

The top of the line Panamera Turbo puts those to shame, with the all-new bi-turbo V8 unleashing 404kW (550hp).

 Porsche Panamera

For the first time ever, all models – including the diesel – will have permanent all-wheel drive and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK).

To ensure comfort and sportiness, all Australian models will come equipped with adaptive air suspension with new three-chamber technology, and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) electronic damper control.

Capping off the sporting styling is a new electronic rear-wing which automatically rises and lowers, and extends to allow for more surface area and added downforce.