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2017 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel Night Blue Metallic Drive and Design

2017 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel Night Blue Metallic Interior, Exterior and Drive
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The new 2017 Porsche Panamera reconciles two contrasting characteristics more than ever before: the performance of a genuine sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan. It is a grand touring automobile that has been rethought and realigned. The second generation of the Panamera is advancing to become a performance icon in the luxury class. Porsche has systematically improved the Panamera concept – with a four-door sedan that has been redeveloped and reengineered down to the last detail. Its engines and transmissions have been redesigned, its chassis even further advanced, and its display and control concept reinterpreted for the future. The new Panamera also bridges the gap between the world of focused sports cars and the world of luxurious sedans with highlights such as rear axle steering, active roll compensation and a three-chamber air suspension.

Visually, the unique concept of this new Porsche is reflected in an expressive design: always a Panamera, unmistakably a sports car – with long, dynamic proportions, pronounced shoulders, and a roof line that is 20 mm lower at the rear. This typical Porsche flyline creates a stylistic link to Porsche’s design icon, the 911.

The current Porsche interior has been reinterpreted for the future in the new Panamera. Black panel surfaces and interactive displays incorporate a clear and intuitive user interface similar to that of smartphones and tablets and provide practical and intuitive solutions to control the car. Classic buttons and conventional instruments have been reduced significantly. They have been replaced by touch-sensitive panels and individually configurable displays which take center stage in the new Porsche Advanced Cockpit – with great benefits for the driver as well as the front and rear passengers. Despite a significantly extended range of communication, convenience and assistance systems, different functions can now be used and operated even more clearly and intuitively. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit transforms the analog world into the digital future of mobility, while staying true to the heritage of Porsche. The analog tachometer, with its central position in the instrument cluster, is a tribute to every Porsche sports car of the past.

A Porsche has always impressed with more than just sheer power; its efficiency is equally important. To elevate this formula to a new level, all second generation Panamera models have redesigned engines. They have all been made more powerful, while significantly improving fuel economy and reducing emissions according to the New European Driving Cycle. Two new twin-turbo gasoline engines with direct fuel injection are being introduced at the market launch in the Panamera Turbo and the Panamera 4S. Both models are equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system and a new eight-speed Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK). The Panamera Turbo is powered by a 550 hp twin-turbo V8, while the Panamera 4S is equipped with a 440 hp twin-turbo V6.

Reflecting the overall concept of the new Panamera, the chassis also unites the cruising comfort of a luxury sedan with the performance of a true sports car. The impressive standard setup, which includes a new electromechanical power steering system, can be optionally supplemented with innovative systems such as an adaptive air suspension with new three-chamber technology (standard on Panamera Turbo), including Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM electronic damper control), the enhanced Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) system including Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and active roll stabilization. The integrated 4D Chassis Control system analyzes and synchronizes all chassis systems in real time and optimizes the road performance of the new Panamera. Porsche is also improving the steering precision and handling of the new Panamera with rear axle steering – which has been adapted from the 918 Spyder and 911 Turbo. Braking performance has also been improved.

The Panamera is equipped with many standard and optional assistance systems, which make life easier and more convenient while driving. One of the new systems is Night Vision Assistant, which uses a thermal imaging camera to detect people and large animals and displays a highlighted warning indicator in the cockpit.

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  1. Way better than the old Panamera but still not as good as 911

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