Last year Porsche released the new Panamera which received a lot of praise for how good it is. Despite that, there have been plenty of people disliking the way it looks which was also the case with the older model. The new model is larger than before, but it also manages to look sportier. It received new engines, a brand new interior and plenty of upgrades to its running gear. However, the car is not perfect, but luckily Porsche managed to see that. Their answer to the problems has been the 2018 Porsche Panamera, a revision nobody expected.
They added a couple of new trim levels, a brand new body style and a couple of new engines. The design didn’t change much for the regular car, but the new body style quickly boosted the Panamera among the most desired cars on the market.
2018 Porsche Panamera Price
This is not a new brand for Porsche. A while ago they showcased the Panamera Sport Turismo concept which was a preview for the new model. However, Porsche went ahead and released the sedan, so most people thought the car was nothing more than just a concept. This was proven false though when they also released the Sport Turismo as a production version for the Panamera. The car is a five-door estate, and it has been made available in Europe and the US. In fact, it is the only high-performance estate on the market, and we are quite sure its reign won’t remain unchallenged for long. The car is more usable than the sedan, but it comes with the same layout of the interior, engines and most importantly, performance. The new 2018 Panamera starts at $86,000, and it will go to well over $160,000 for the top of the range model. This is mostly in line with its class, but Porsche does charge a premium for the estate model.
The 2018 Porsche Panamera sedan basically looks like a four-door 911. This has been praised by some and hated by others. Despite that, most people agree it is a massive improvement over the older model despite the larger body. Thanks to its proportions, the new car looks much better than before. The wagon is even better. Thanks to its shooting-brake style, the wagon looks a lot like what the Panamera should have been from the start. The angled rear window, the low roof, and the car’s massive width make for an impressive appearance. Porsche decided to install the wide tail lights, similar to those on the 911, and also a large roof spoiler which really completes the look of the car.
Here the 2018 Porsche Panamera is mostly identical to the last year’s model. It comes with the same steering wheel, seats, large 12-inch widescreen infotainment system and also overall layout as before. However, the Sport Turismo does come with more headroom than its sedan counterpart as well as considerably more trunk space. Despite that, it still is available just a four-seats car. It seems that Porsche might offer a five-seats model some time in the future, but for now it remains a four-people super-estate.
Under the Hood
The base model gets a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 with the Turbo and Turbo S receiving a 4 liter twin-turbo V8. These range from 440 horsepower all the way up to the north of 570 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque for the Turbo S. The news come in the form of a new base hybrid which combines the 2.9 liter V6 with an electric motor. The result is 462 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. It is not only able to travel more than 30 miles on electricity alone, but it can also hit 60 MPH in just 4.3 seconds while having a maximum top speed north of 170 MPH. This engine is already available for the 2018 Porsche Panamera while the second hybrid will become available soon enough. The Turbo S E-Hybrid combines the 4 liter V8 with a 136 horsepower electric motor. The result is a car with 680 horsepower that will hit 60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds and hit more than 190 MPH. Like the V6, the V8-hybrid will still be able to travel up to 31 miles on electricity which is very impressive to its right.