The current Panamera looks much better than the previous version, but there's still something odd about an elongated 911. At least with this generation, you can pull right up to the school gates without scaring small children. All new Panamera models come standard with LED headlights, four-point LED daytime running lights, and three-dimensional LED taillights. A panoramic roof and an adaptive rear spoiler are also standard. 19-inch Panamera wheels are standard on the Panamera, Panamera 4, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, while the 4S E-Hybrid gains a set of 20-inch Panamera Turbo wheels, as used on the discontinued Turbo model. The GTS model gets a bunch of model-specific extras such as 20-inch Panamera Design wheels in Satin Black. It also has high gloss black exterior trim. The base Panamera has twin single-tube tailpipes, while the Panamera 4 gets quad-exit tailpipes.
The Panamera is available in standard and long-wheelbase format, with the longer Panamera car known as the Executive. The standard vehicle is 198.8 inches long, has a width of just over 85 inches including the mirrors, and 56 inches tall. The standard wheelbase is 116.1 inches. There are some small differences in dimensions for some models, such as the E-Hybrid model which is 56.1 inches tall. The GTS model is slightly longer at 199 inches and sits 0.2 inches closer to the ground than the base model. Executive models are 204.7 inches long. They stand 0.2 inches taller than the base Panamera and ride on a 122-inch wheelbase. The lightest model is the base Panamera, weighing in at 4,222 pounds. Adding a hybrid powertrain to the larger Executive model results in the heftiest Panamera of all, the 4S E-Hybrid. It tips the scales at 5,161 lbs, representing a massive increase in weight over the entry-level car.
|Porsche Panamera Trims||Base||4||4 Executive||Platinum Edition||4 Platinum Edition||4S||4S Executive||GTS|
|Max Width||78.2 in.||78.2 in.||76.3 in.||78.2 in.||78.2 in.||78.2 in.||76.3 in.||78.2 in.|
|Length||198.8 in.||198.8 in.||204.7 in.||198.8 in.||198.8 in.||198.8 in.||204.7 in.||199 in.|
|Height||56 in.||56 in.||56.2 in.||56 in.||56 in.||56 in.||56.2 in.||55.8 in.|
|Wheelbase||116.1 in.||116.1 in.||122 in.||116.1 in.||116.1 in.||116.1 in.||122 in.||116.1 in.|
|Porsche Panamera Trims||Curb Weight|
|4 Executive||4,449 lbs.|
|Platinum Edition||4,222 lbs.|
|4 Platinum Edition||4,301 lbs.|
|4S Executive||4,500 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 9"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 10.5"|
Unlike most high-performance German sedans, the Porsche color palette is not just fifty shades of grey. White and Black are the only no-cost options, but Porsche offers several options from the Metallic and Special Color palettes. Most metallic options cost $840 each, and the available colors include Carrara White, Jet Black, Volcano Grey, Cherry, Dolomite Silver, Gentian Blue, Night Blue, Copper Ruby, Aventurine Green, and Truffle Brown. The Special Colors cost $3,270 each, and the options are GT Silver, Amethyst, Chalk, and Carmine Red. Papaya is listed as a regular metallic but it carries the same $3,270 premium as the special colors. For $11,430, you can have the Porker painted any color you want. So if you have a Python Green GT3 at home and want your daily car to match, Porsche will happily do it.
The Panamera is also unique in the sense that you can mess around with various wheel options. In addition to the usual black contrast alloys, Porsche can do wheels in the same color as the body. Or, if you're feeling particularly bold, you can even add some Satin Aurum wheels which start at over $4,400. In case you're wondering, Satin Aurum is fancy marketing speak for gold.