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.
As standard, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive features 20-inch Panamera Turbo wheels, LED headlights, Daytime running lights with four LED spotlights, automatic headlight activation with "Welcome Home" lighting and 3D LED taillights with integral 4-point brake lights and light strip. It also comes with, as standard, with Porsche Communication Management (PCM), Connect Plus and BOSE Surround Sound System with 14 speakers as well as 12V plug socket in the front center console storage compartment, ParkAssist (front and rear) with reversing camera and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (with three-month trial).
As standard, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive features a leather interior in standard colors, smooth-finish leather, a multifunction steering wheel with shift-paddles with rim in smooth-finish leather as well as electric fore/aft and height adjustment. This executive Panamera features four individual seats with continuous center console and armrest in the rear. Rear seats come with a folding center armrest as well as individually folding backrests (60:40).
Of course, a number of premium options are also offered like the Premium Package Plus, exterior design packages, LED matrix headlights, composite brakes, sports exhaust systems, a variety of interior packages and features as well as audio and communications equipment. When the customer wants only the best, all available options amount to around $75,450, bringing the price of the 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive to $235,450, sans delivery, processing and handling charges of $1,050.