2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive – Drive, Interior and Exterior. Color: Carrara White.
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive: 278 km/h; 0-100 km/h in 4.7 s; 2.5 l/100 km, energy consumption 15.9 kWh/100 km.
Porsche is continuing to expand the model line of the new Panamera: The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid benefits from the dynamics of the 918 Spyder super sportscar; the Executive models, which feature a wheelbase that has been extended by 150 millimetres, expand the body and equipment portfolio at the top end of the model line. Designed as a chauffeur saloon, this Porsche is available in the all-wheel drive versions Panamera 4 Executive (243 kW/330 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive (340 kW/462 hp), Panamera 4S Executive (324 kW/440 hp) and Panamera Turbo Executive (404 kW/550 hp).
An extended Executive version has been available since the first generation of the Porsche Panamera. Similarly to its predecessor, the new Porsche Panamera Executive is characterised by a 150 millimetre wheelbase extension, taking the total dimension to 3100 millimetres. This increases the overall length of the four-door saloon from 5049 to 5199 millimetres, while the interior benefits from a more exclusive lounge-like rear, up to 110 millimetres more legroom and a 40-millimetre greater backrest angle.
The design of the extended Panamera is just as exclusive and powerful as that of the shorter version. This can be mainly attributed to the fact that both body versions were developed under the direction of Porsche’s head of exterior design, Peter Varga. As a result, the Panamera Executive is not an extended model created as an afterthought, but a second body version designed in harmony with its shorter counterpart. The extension is concentrated on the rear doors and the roof line is modified as a result. The stretched lateral window line is particularly striking and lends an elegant appearance. The doors benefit from the same 150 millimetre extension as the wheelbase, thereby ensuring even easier entry and exit for rear passengers. Moreover, the rear seats feature a greater adjustment range for maximum comfort.
A highlight in the rear of all Panamera models is the newly developed Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE). Particularly in the case of the Executive models used as chauffeur saloons, the outstanding connectivity of the Rear Seat Entertainment means that passengers benefit from a convenient high-tech workplace. On longer journeys with the family, younger passengers will be delighted by the multifunctional features of the optional system.
At the heart of the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment are two 10.1-inch touchscreens. These high-resolution, non-reflecting screens (1920 × 1200 pixels) attach to the backrests of the front seats and can also be used outside the Panamera. Background information: The displays are two fully functional tablets with a robust, high-quality design tailored to match the interior of the Panamera.
The Panamera Rear Seat Entertainment uses the Android operating system. It features 32 GB of internal flash memory, which can be extended by means of a micro SD card. The touchscreens also feature a camera for conducting video calls and chats. Sound is played back via the speakers integrated in the touchscreens, the vehicle sound system or Porsche Bluetooth® headphones.
A wide range of digital sources can be used: PCM media can be accessed via the SD card, Jukebox, CD/DVD drive and USB stick. Rear passengers can also control the radio and optional TV tuner. Vehicle data can also be displayed, as well as the current navigation route with corresponding additional information. The Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment can also be used to enter the destination for the navigation system of the Porsche Communication Management (PCM). Since the rear passengers can access the full content of the Google® Play Store, the functional scope of the Rear Seat Entertainment is virtually unlimited.
The Rear Seat Entertainment is controlled via the touchscreens, or alternatively via the PCM from the front seats. In most cases, the rear passengers will operate the system via the touchscreen. As is customary for Porsche, the operation of the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment is simple and self-explanatory. A single touch on the central home button at the bottom of the screen takes the user back to the main menu from any submenu. A vertical toolbar on the left of the display is used to access the MEDIA, SOUND, NAV, APPS, CAR and SETTINGS menus. Freely configurable tiles allow users to create their own individual layout for the displayed information. For example, a single screen can accommodate the media player, a selection of circular instruments (such as engine speed, vehicle speed and compass), Internet and maps of the navigation system – all thanks to the various different tiles.