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Aftermarket HRE Performance P200 wheels give aggressive vibe to Porsche Panamera

One of the nicest things about buying a brand new car is that it's already reasonably packed with all the great features--- oftentimes even with the latest styles and technologies available. So let’s just say your car is neither plain nor boring but you want it to appear a little different.

Something that adds more punch and that shouts out “hey look at me” to let it rise above the special bunch of supercars you see out on the street. If there’s a feature that has somehow caught your fancy then maybe it’s time to drive to your preferred aftermarket tuner and let them do what they do best.

The owner of this Porsche wanted to spice up the latest Panamera model by replacing the factory wheels with some new ones. Wheels Boutique, the largest HRE wheels and Vorsteiner Aeroparts dealer, has equipped this 2nd generation Porsche Panamera with the HRE Performance P200. The Panamera has been equipped with custom wheels that now flash rims at the front measuring 22 x 10 inches each and another set of rims measuring 22 x 12 inches at the rear.

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This Porsche 929 rendering is a revival of the 928

The 1995 Porsche 928 was the automaker’s last grand-touring coupe that had an engine up front, and ever since then, they have not had one yet. And it seems unlikely for one to be added to the lineup anytime soon, at least in real life. But no one can stop artists from rendering a virtual one. As seen in the images, Automedia came up with a digital version of a modern day 928 that they call the Porsche 929, and you can tell that it is based on a Panamera.

One could easily just take out two doors off the existing Panamera and call it a modern day 928, but instead, the artist gave the coupe a number of style upgrades. Starting off with the B-pillar, unlike the usual, it does not extend all the way to the roof, leaving a bit of the side glass exposed - so it uses one piece of glass instead of two.

It was also designed with a downward sweeping roof with a large glass panel that seems to give good rear visibility, while the tail looks like it had taken inspiration from the Porsche’s existing sedan. We think that the 929 definitely can fit in the rest of the company’s lineup, if an actual model was made. However, we don’t really see what’s on the inside of the Porsche 929. But based on what we could see from the rear window, it seems to have a 2+2 layout.

Read the entire article This Porsche 929 rendering is a revival of the 928

Porsche confirms Panamera sedan would soon feature rear bench seat for fifth passenger

The Porsche Panamera sporty sedan offers a dynamic drive and comfortable ride, with the capability to accommodate up to four occupants. While the Porsche Panamera is a healthy proposition for North American drivers who wanted a performance-laden sedan, it does discourage potential customers looking for a sedan that could to ferry up to five occupants at a time.

Now Porsche is looking forward to win back those customers in the United States. Klaus Zellmer, chief executive of Porsche Cars North America, told Automotive News at the Frankfurt Motor Show that the German sports car maker is making available an optional rear bench. With this option, the Porsche Panamera sedan could accommodate five occupants, instead of the usual four. However, the bench option would be made available next year, so for now, Panamera sedan customers would have to settle for the four-seater.

As designed, the Porsche Panamera sedan carries two occupants on the front (driver and front passenger) and another two on the rear cabin (individually seated rear passengers). The individual seats on the front are separated by a center console, and so are the individual seats on the rear. This basically rules out the existence of a fifth passenger in the Panamera sedan.

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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers top performance for $223,530

Everybody’s favourite long roof from Porsche has now been given the hybrid treatment and is now dubbed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. It had recently been given an additional 136-horsepower electric motor like that of the standard Panamera E-Hybrid Turbo. It’s combined to an already powerful 4.0 liter biturbo V8 with as much as 550 horsepower. Overall, it now produces a combined output of 680 horsepower, making it the most powerful long roof out there. Let us not refer to it as a wagon or an estate since Porsche refuses to call it that. Rather, it’s referred to as the Sport Turismo.

With regards to the efficiency of the 918 hypercar’s hybrid powertrain that has been used here, it is apparently on par with the 3.0 liter version of the Panamera even if it has way more power. What makes it even more impressive is the fact that you can drive this model for as far as 31 miles on a rate of 87 miles per hour without having to use a drop of gasoline. But depending on the type of connection being used, the charging time may vary from 2.4 to 6 hours.

According to the automaker, the hybrid Sport Turismo will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in only 3.4 seconds. To be honest, it doesn’t take as fast for many people to say the full name of the car. What may be a little confusing is the fact that the automaker lists the same acceleration figure for the regular Turbo S Sport Turismo. That’s because a downside of the hybrid powertrain is that it adds considerable weight to the unit.

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo offers top performance for $223,530

The first time Porsche revealed the Panamera Sport Turismo to the public was during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. And now it has already entered production, and is on its way to its first customers all over the globe. The Leipzig facility was produced especially for the second-generation Panamera family, and Porsche had to invest a total of €500 million ($582 million), a part of which was used to build a new quality center.

The new 400-hectare facility is also in charge of the production of the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, apart from the Panameras. There are 4,055 people who are working in the facility and in the last year alone, they produced a total of 158,432 cars. The Leipzig facility opened in August 2002 and already €1.3 billion ($1.5M) have been invested.

Within the facility, 345,345 square meters cover the production area. To date, the Leipzig factory has 948 robots in the body shop, paint shop, and in the assembly facility, where they build 1.7 million parts each day. There is a wood chip burning system that provides 80% CO2-neutral heat to the paint shop. Outside the production area, there is a 3.7-kilometer race track and a 6-kilometer off-road track. In terms of wildlife, 75 aurochs, 1.5 million bees, and wild horses live in the area. Porsche’s factory is also open to visitors, and 40,000 people come to the customer center annually.

Read the entire article Production begins for the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

Porsche has turned the Panamera from a good-looking car into a really handsome one, after just one generation. Though the second generation did not get a lot of nips and tucks, it got the right ones indeed. The new model looks so much more attractive compared to its predecessor. However, TopCar has an aftermarket package suggestion to offer though, and here is what they’ve got.

Firstly, the tuner gave the Panamera a much wider body kit, instantly making it look aggressive. They then added a number of carbon fiber pieces corroborated with huge air vents, which made the Porsche an attention-grabbing car - but we aren’t sure if it was done a good way or not. It was given recessed door handles, but only the rear doors got them.

More parts were replaced with carbon fiber including the roof and the hood, as well as the rear wing. There is now a large diffuser at the back surrounded by a pair of exhaust tips on each side. Note that the package or the custom body parts are compatible with all versions of the hatchback Panamera. As an option, buyers could go for a set of alloy wheels - and there is a wide range they can choose from, including a 21-inch set wheels.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera by Topcar is wider, with a 650 hp output and lots of carbon fiber

After giving the Porsche 911 Cabriolet a new boost in performance, German automobile tuner TechArt is back once more with a styling kit for the new Porsche Panamera. TechArt’s GrandGT widebodykit as they call it will increase the four door sedan’s overall width by as much as 80mm at the rear and 50mm at the front.

Aside from the new front and rear bumpers, the tuning house has also included special accessories into the package. Among which includes a new sport exhaust system, carbon fiber quad tailpipes, a rear boot spoiler, rear diffuser and new side skirts.

For better variety, clients can further enhance their Panameras with a brand new set of 22-inch Formula IV alloys or with a new carbon fiber bonnet. Like the Nano Grey Porsche Panamera on the recent press release, the wheels can be had in the same color as the body paint while the brake calipers can be coated in special color as well. The twin spoke wheels are then fitted to a new set of tyres measuring 285/30 ZR 22 and 335/25 ZR 22—- for the front and rear respectively.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera gets a dose of GrandGT widebody kit from TechArt

Wagon buyers who prefer their vehicle to be luxurious, you will have an entirely brand new selection at the latter part of this year. Porsche will start rolling out 4 fresh models of the Panamera Sport Turismo at the end of 2017 in the US. Moreover, the local dealers are appealing for a 5 seat sedan, but it seems their demands will be met with a solution from the German automaker.

SUVs and crossovers are the latest buzz at these times, leading the sales in the global market. However it is shocking to see that the wagons are not giving up without a fight nowadays. Now, the luxurious German automaker has made one that will be the newest member of their claim, but Porsche doesn't literally use the wagon description of its long roofed Panamera.

The 2nd gen Porsche Panamera sedan (but it is more of a hatchback than a sedan) is a standard 4 seater vehicle that is tempting to own, but if you want to fit 3 more companions in the back then you can opt for a Panamera Sport Turismo.

Read the entire article Porsche dealers appeal to the company to produce a 5 seat Panamera Sedan

Undeniably the crowd favourite at the Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is getting ready to turn more heads and steal the spotlight at the Big Apple this weekend for its U.S. Premiere as it travels from Stuttgart to New York.

The long-roofed Panamera is definitely one of the most appealing cars today. With a wide opening rear tailgate and a loading floor that is only two feet off the ground. This is definitely an upgrade from the second generation.

The Sport Turismo’s four trim packages are as follows: Panamera 4, with a 3.0 liter turbo V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower that speeds up to 60 miles per hour in 5 seconds. Panamera 4S with a twin-turbo 2.9 liter yielding 440 horsepower and sprints 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds, the 4 E-Hybrid that is equipped with a 4S powertrain and a 136-HP electric motor. And last, the Panamera Turbo Sport that can drive from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds with the help of its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which can produce 550 horsepower.

Read the entire article Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is on its way to the Big Apple

After Porsche launched the Panamera luxurious sporty sedan in 2009, the German sports car maker received numerous requests to follow it up with a wagon version. When 2012 came, many rejoiced when Porsche unveiled the Panamera Sport Turismo Concept at that year’s Paris Auto Show. Until recently, Porsche had not released any official information about the wagon production version of its sporty sedan.

But today, we get an official preview of the wagon version of the Porsche Panamera. The thing is, Porsche doesn’t want to call it a wagon (even if it does fit the description). The global debut of the 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo (not a concept anymore) is scheduled to happen in a few days at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

It will be displayed and subsequently be available in five flavors: Panamera 4 Sport Turismo, Panamera 4S Sport Turismo, Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. All of these will be available for the 2018 model year.

Read the entire article Porsche introduces Panamera Sport Turismo wagon ahead of 2017 Geneva Motor Show

To customers and clients seeking more hybrid power in the Porsche Panamera, the German sports carmaker has heard your prayers. Coming to town is a new and more powerful version of the Panamera’s hybrid kind – the new 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is your ordinary sporty hybrid sedan. It has enough power to outsprint and outrun majority of the cars on the road. Its core is a hybrid unit composed of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine and an electric motor as mounted on the front. The V6 engine alone delivers around 330 hp of output as well as around 331 lb.-ft. of torque.

Its electric motor, meanwhile, is capable of providing 136 hp of max output and 295 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Thus, the hybrid system could deliver a total output of 462 hp (340 kW) and total torque of 517 lb.-ft. (700 Nm). Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) automatic transmission – allowing the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid to zoom from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds, on the way to reaching a top speed (track) of 172 mph.

Read the entire article 680 hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid easily achieves 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2-seconds

A lot of fans are excited with the news that Porsche could be unveiling a performance version of its Panamera 4 E-Hybrid plug-in hybrid during the 2017 Geneva Auto Show.

At present, the standard model is available in two versions. There is a normal trim and there is the Executive extended version that was made specifically for the Chinese market. The plug-in hybrid system is composed of the twin-turbocharged 2.6-liter V6 engine and an electric motor. The electric motor can deliver 134 hp (100 kW) with the V6 engine being able to offer an output of 330 hp (243 kW). This results in around 462 hp (340 kW) of power and is complemented with maximum torque of 516 lb.-ft. (700 Nm).

Reports though are saying that if the brand does come out with a performance model, it is expected to have power of at least 500 hp (373 kW) and thus allow it to have maximum speed of at least 180 mph (289 km/h). If true, this will make it the second fastest Panamera right behind the Panamera Turbo. Various reports also say that this performance model will likely be unveiled at the same time as Porsche will reveal the Panamera Sport Turismo shooting brake, which is next month.

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid coming to Geneva

During car crashes and accidents, there are times that its occupants can’t get out easily. There are times when the only way to get out of that situation is to remove the roof or the sides of the vehicle. To prepare for these situations, rescue people like fire fighters train and practice. Of course, they need something they could practice on, and usually, an old vehicle on its way to the scrap yard is utilized.

But for a certain fire service school based in Nuremberg, Germany, firefighters have the privilege of practicing the removal drill using a new Porsche Panamera -- as donated by the German sports car maker. Apparently, Porsche has found it more productive for fire fighters if they get to practice on a new vehicle, rather than on an old vehicle. After all, the roads in Germany – one of the centers of vehicle production in Europe – are increasingly becoming home to a greater number of new vehicles.

Actually, this practice car employed at the fire service school was a pre-production development version of the Porsche Panamera. Most of the time, pre-production vehicles are laden with unusual features and elements, making them a possible liability once sold to the public. Thus, once a carmaker has already realized the need for such pre-production unit, it would send this car to be scrapped. But, in the case of this pre-production Panamera, Porsche has taken a different route. According to Porsche, the pre-production Panamera unit “had already served its purpose” and was no longer required at the company, so it has decided to donate this car to the training facility.

Read the entire article Porsche donates pre-production Panamera to be cut apart during rescue drills

If you’re someone who likes to be chauffeured but loves sports cars nonetheless, then you might want to consider the long wheelbase version of the Panamera – the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive. It offers the same level sportiness and dynamism as a typical Panamera, but provides rear passengers with a lot of room to comfortably settle themselves in, thanks to the long wheelbase. Of course, it doesn’t come cheap, as it boasts of a starting price of $160,000, excluding delivery, processing and handling charges amounting to $1,050.

So, what do customers get for such a price? First off, this version of the Panamera offers larger interior space especially for rear passengers, thanks to the fact that its wheelbase (122.0 inches) measures around 5.9 inches longer than a typical Panamera. In terms of dimensions, the Panamera Turbo Executive measures 204.7 inches in length, 85.2 inches in width, and 56.4 inches in height.

At its core is a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that provides 550 hp of max output and 567 lb.-ft. of peak torque, giving the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive the ability to jump from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 190 mph. When the Sport Chrono Package is availed, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive could launch itself from nil to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. This V8 engine is mated to an eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission that comes with manual actuation and automatic mode.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive has starting price of $160,000

We really couldn’t deny that quite a number of Audi customers and would-be-buyers are intently waiting for higher performance RS versions of the Audi A4 and A5. Of course, these customers are also intently waiting for juicier details about the next RS models from Audi Sport.

Now, we just received some juicy information regarding the Audi RS4 Avant, RS5 Coupe, and RS5 Sportback. The information came in the form of an image as well as a slideshow from a presentation conducted by an Audi dealer in Norway. These aren’t complete information, but will be enough to quench our craving while we wait for the official details.

Thanks to the leak from the presentation this particular dealer, we now know the power ratings for the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Coupe, as well as the RS5 Sportback. Back in September 2016, Stephan Reil -- head of engineering Audi's Quattro GmbH division – disclosed that the new Audi RS4 Avant and the RS5 Coupe would be powered by the same engine that serves as the core of the Porsche Panamera 4S.

Read the entire article Leak reveals Audi RS4 Avant and RS5 Coupe have even more power than Porsche Panamera 4S

More than a month after Porsche unveiled its 2017 Panamera Executive extended wheelbase version, the German sports car is introducing more options for its Turbo variant. Porsche has been known to offer a wide array of options for its offerings, so the introduction of additional equipment and features for the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive is not surprising.

Featuring a fully galvanized steel-and-aluminum hybrid lightweight bodyshell as well as a panoramic roof system, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive has a length of 204.7 inches, width of 85.2 inches, height of 56.4 inches. Thanks to a wheelbase – at 122.0 inches -- that is 5.9 inches longer than in the standard Panamera, the Panamera Turbo Executive offers a larger better cabin space especially in the rear.

Power is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that could push out up to 550 hp of output at between 5,750 rpm and 6,000 rpm, and up to 567 lb.-ft. of torque available between 1,960 rpm and 4,500 rpm.

Read the entire article 2017 Panamera Turbo Executive by Porsche Exclusive

Porsche probably felt out of place after Volvo, Audi and BMW whipped out their own version of limos. As we know by now, Volvo’s S90 comes with an extended wheelbase as with BMW’s 7 Series and Audi’s A8 L. Because of this, Porsche will produce a more spacious Panamera similar to the Executive version’s first gen model. It goes without saying how a stretched out Porsche Panamera serves more legroom especially to those who are seated at the rear.

The new standard Panamera model comes with the 2,950 mm wheelbase, which is basically 30mm longer than its older version. However, the Panamera Executive will receive an additional 150mm totaling 3,100 mm. This measurement is virtually the same as the last model that came out of the Executive segment.

Its cabin features an optional larger centre console with a retractable set of tables. A highly impressive entertainment system includes a pair of 10.1 inch touch screen mounted on the backrests of the front seats. The luxurious rear cabin’s entertainment screen can be taken and used outside the vehicle.

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At the 2016 Paris Motor Show, a new Porsche Panamera will be introduced. This will be the line’s fourth model and will be known as the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. It will feature controlled all-wheel drive, produce 340kW (462hp) of output and achieve up to 50 km of electric range, thanks to its high fuel efficiency of 2.5L/100km under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for plug-in hybrids, which results in a low 56 g/km CO2 emission figure. Porsche has begun taking orders for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid. Its base price in Germany is EUR 107,553 including VAT.

Porsche’s hybrids are remarkably noted for implementing sustainable technology without sacrificing performance, as illustrated by the triumph of the 919 Hybrid in the 2015 and 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans races. It thus comes as no surprise that the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was developed under the same philosophy.

When started, the new 2017 Panamera plug-in hybrid operates exclusively in zero-emission electric mode, yet it reaches a speed of 140 km/h for up to 50 kilometres.

Read the entire article 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid unveiled ahead of Paris Motor Show

How do you harmoniously combine the dynamic performance of a true sports car and the luxurious comfort of a premium saloon? Porsche answered that with the introduction of the second generation of the Porsche Panamera – now rethought and realigned as well as redeveloped and redesigned to make sure the boundary between performance and luxury is taken down completely.

The four-door Panamera now features redesigned engines and transmissions, a more perfect chassis, an evolution of its display and control concept. Its luxurious performance is defined by a number of new elements like rear axle steering, three-chamber air suspension and active roll compensation.

This latest offering from Porsche is visibly and unmistakably a Panamera with its long yet dynamic proportions, sporty flanks and pronounced shoulders, as well as the typical Porsche flyline – around 20 mm lower at the rear – that stylistically connects the Panamera to the iconic 911.

Read the entire article All’s set for arrival of luxuriously athletic second-generation Porsche Panamera

Automotive News Europe, citing sources from Porsche, reported that the company is set to debut its Panamera sporty sedan during the 2016 Paris auto show on September 29. This second-generation Panamera is mainly based on the Volkswagen Group's MSB platform which is not only more fuel efficient but lighter as well. It is projected to highlight models from Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley.

The new Panamera is the second major product from the company to be revamped with the first one being the mid-engine 718 Boxster/Cayman line-up. After its official debut, it will then immediately go on sale in the Europe market. Sales at its two biggest single markets, the U.S. and China, will begin by 2017.

Among the company’s five model lines sold in the previous year, the Panamera was its poorest-selling. Worldwide sales for example totaled 17,207 units, a 31% drop. This was worse even when compared to the 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman, combined.

Read the entire article Porsche to debut lighter version of Panamera at 2016 Paris Motor show
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