Porsche Panamera Turbo S to hit the dealerships this summer

Article by Christian A., on March 29, 2011

It appears that Porsche is very serious in expanding its lineup in order to see some impressive sales. Why? Well, after we announced you that Porsche will soon launch a GT3 RS Limited Edition, it seems that the German manufacturer is ready to launch the Panamera Turbo S. Yes, this will be the most powerful version of the Porsche sedan and the word is that this car will be launched next month and will hit the dealerships this summer.

And this is not a rumor, as a member of TeamSpeed forum said that he already ordered a Porsche Panamera Turbo S. There is no word about a price or some technical specs, but it appears that the new car will be powered by the same 4.8-liter V8 engine found on the Panamera Turbo, capable to deliver 550 hp and around 800 Nm of torque.

This means that the S version of the Panamera will actually deliver an extra 50 hp than the Panamera Turbo. Moreover, the Panamera Turbo has a top speed of 303 km/h or 188 mph, and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.2 seconds when using the optional Sports Chrono Package Turbo.

The same car can sprint from 0 to 100 mph (160 km/h) in just 9 seconds and to 200 km/h or 124 mph in 13.9 seconds. For those who don’t know, the latest addition in the Panamera lineup was unveiled this month at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in the form of the Panamera S Hybrid and represents firm’s third hybrid model.

It is powered by a V6 compressor engine delivering 333 hp (245 kW) supported by a 47 hp (34 kW) electric motor. Wit a total output of 380 hp (279 kW), the car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds and has a top speed at 270 km/h (168 mph).

The Panamera S Hybrid also delivers an impressive fuel consumption of 6.8 l/100 km (41.54 mpg imp.) of fuel based on the NEDC and CO2 emissions of just 159 g/km. The 2011 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid will hit the dealerships in June 2011 and will cost 106,185 Euros in Germany, including VAT and country-specific equipment.

The latest version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S ups the sportiness the line is known for, particularly on its exterior. Its 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels featuring coloured hub covers with five millimetre wheel spacers that result in a wider rear axle track guarantee dynamically high performance to match its sleek looks. The standard Porsche side skirts from their Exclusive range contribute to an even wider impression. The Panamera’s signature extensible and adaptive four-way rear spoiler can now be painted in the same colour as the rest of the body, or in black if the customer specifies. The rear’s Panamera Turbo S label completes the sporty aura of this prestigious vehicle. There will also soon be an exclusive edition agate metallic grey-coloured Panamera Turbo S which will be delivered starting in the fall of 2011 and will have the same price as the other colours.

Cutting edge standard adaptive light system

The Panamera Turbo S features Porsche’s super advanced adaptive light system, which is composed of Bi-Xenon headlamps, auxiliary headlamps, static and dynamic cornering lights, speed-variable light control and adverse weather light. The static cornering light turns an extra halogen lamp angled around 30 degrees to the vehicle’s path. This is controlled by the steering angle or indicator when the vehicle is stopped or moving at less than 40 km/h (25 mph) so that the kerb is seen more brightly when manoeuvring towards a side street.

When the vehicle is moving above 40 km/h, the steering angle solely determines its activity. The dynamic cornering lights activate when running at least at 10 km/h (6.2 mph). The main headlamps can be swivelled appropriately up to 15 degrees to the corner by the light control system.

The country road light provides a wider beam and farther illumination on the left or passenger side than the conventional dipped headlamp setting. The control system adjusts the light cone when the car is moving faster. The light cone is projected forward for better visibility but it prevents the kind of brightness that distracts oncoming vehicles.

Freeway lighting automatically switches on when the car is running more than 130 km/h (81 mph) or 110 km/h (68 mph) when on a relatively straight distant stretch. Freeway lighting uses greater brightness that optimally sets a more defined visual light/dark boundary at fast speeds. The adverse weather light switches on automatically with the activation of the rear fog light. It makes visibility clearer in snowy or foggy conditions by reducing reflection. .

Comfort seats with two-tone leather finish

Inside, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S takes the fusion of elegance and dynamism seen from the exterior. The fusion of exclusivity and sportiness is conveyed in the interior by the bi-colour leather finish, featured as standard.

Premium leather with a new black-and-cream colour palette is used as a standard. Soon, an additional exclusive agate grey/cream scheme will be available starting this autumn. The trademark details include Porsche’s crest logo on the front headrests and the birch anthracite interior package. “Turbo S” inscriptions exquisitely adorn the dashboard and front entry guards.

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