2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan

City mpg:
21
Highway mpg:
28

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan Overview

The standard features of the Porsche Panamera Base include 3.0L V-6 330hp twin turbo engine, 8-speed auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, POSIP side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, rear side-impact airbag, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.

2018 Porsche
Panamera Sedan

Starting at: $85,000

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Residual heat recirculation
  • Power moonroof
  • Memory seat
  • Speed control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Navigation system
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • DVD-Audio
  • Internal memory capacity (GB) - 10 GB
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 10
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 3
  • Primary LCD size - 12.0"
  • Diversity antenna
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 144 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 4
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear seats - bucket
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 3.0 L
  • Engine horsepower - 330hp @ 5,400RPM
  • Engine torque - 331 lb.-ft. @ 1,340RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 84.5mm x 89.0mm (3.33" x 3.50")
  • Compression ratio - 11.20 to 1
  • Payload - 575kg (1,268lbs)
  • GVWR - 2,390kg (5,269lbs)
  • Exterior length - 5,050mm (198.8")
  • Exterior body width - 1,938mm (76.3")
  • Exterior height - 1,422mm (56.0")
  • Wheelbase - 2,949mm (116.1")
  • Turning radius - 5.9m (19.5')
  • Interior cargo volume - 493 L (17 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 1,303 L (46 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - power liftgate
  • Power liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Auto-dimming door mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Tailpipe finisher - polished
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Trailer sway control
  • Engine liters - 3.0
  • Compressor - twin turbo
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 330hp @ 5,400RPM
  • Torque - 331 lb.-ft. @ 1,340RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Transmission - 8 speed automatic with auto-shift
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto
  • Drive type - rear-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 24mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 23.7gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 21mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 28mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Rear side impact airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 265/45YR19.0
  • Rear tires - 295/40YR19.0
  • Wheel size - 19"
  • Tires - performance
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - digital/analog
  • Configurable
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Parking sensors - front and rear
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan Search New $85,000   330-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  21 / 28  
4 2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4 Search New $89,600   330-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  21 / 27  
4 Executive 2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4 Executive Search New $96,300   330-hp 3.0L 6-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  21 / 27  
4S 2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4S Search New $103,000   440-hp 2.9L 6-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  21 / 28  
4S Executive 2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4S Executive Search New $113,900   440-hp 2.9L 6-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  21 / 28  
Turbo 2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan Turbo Search New $150,000   550-hp 4.0L 8-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  18 / 25  
Turbo Executive 2018 Porsche Panamera Sedan Turbo Executive Search New $160,000   550-hp 4.0L 8-cyl  8-spd auto with auto-shift  18 / 25  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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Every Panamera is masterfully composed and compliant for daily driving. Ride and handling qualities are equally brilliant in Sport Turismo form.

E-Hybrids ride and handle like their gasoline-engine counterparts, including crisp steering that transmits road feel through the steering wheel. On bumpy pavement, a Panamera feels firmly planted.

Optional rear-wheel steering shrinks the turning circle, improves stability, and elevates confidence on winding roads. Optional ceramic brakes yield powerful halts, but can be troublesome in urban driving.

With any engine, acceleration is simply wondrous. The optional Sport Chrono feature, when activated, yields 20 seconds of additional boost.

Porsche claims the Panamera 4S can hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, (4.0 with Sport Chrono). Satisfying sounds tickle the driver’s ear. Turbo acceleration to 60 mph takes as little as 3.4 seconds, yet it doesn’t feel brutal.

E-Hybrids include Hybrid Auto and E-Power settings. Torque from either E-Hybrid powertrain is available almost instantly. The 4 E-Hybrid performs vigorously, while the Turbo S E-Hybrid rivals Tesla sedans.

Brake-pedal feel in an E-Hybrid can be troubling at very low speeds, when transitioning between regenerative braking and the conventional mechanical brakes.

With V6 and rear-drive, the base Panamera is EPA-rated at 21/28 mpg City/Highway, or 24 mpg Combined. The Panamera 4 hatchback and long-wheelbase Executive score 21/27/23 mpg. The Panamera 4S and 4S Executive manage a 21/28/23 mpg estimate, while Turbo editions are EPA-rated at 18/25 mpg City/Highway, or 21 mpg Combined.

The Panamera 4 E-hybrid hasn’t been EPA-rated, but Porsche estimates an MPGe rating at 51 mpg or higher, with at least a 20-mile all-electric driving range.

Walk Around

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Brawny back fenders and short front and rear overhangs demonstrate kinship to the legendary 911 sports car. So does the rearward-sweeping, fastback-style roof in standard Panameras. Up front, all Panameras look about the same, with a long hood leading into a sinewy body shape.

New Sport Turismos repeat the Panamera’s heritage-laden design, but pushing the roofline up slightly and stretching it rearward. The back window is more positively slanted. Both body styles are hatchbacks, but the Sport Turismo’s is more obvious.

Interior Overview

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For a cabin so lovely, the Panamera is impressively utilitarian. Despite some plastic switches materials are in keeping with Panamera prices.

On the lower, vertical dashboard, everything looks high-tech. Twin 7.0-inch screens comprise the instrument cluster, augmented by a 12.3-inch touchscreen and a central tachometer.

Four passengers will be more comfortable than five, though space ranks above average in both front and back. Seats are somewhat low, but highly comfortable and supportive. Rear occupants in the standard Panamera get separate, amply-bolstered seats.

Sport Turismos can substitute 4+1 seating for the usual two-place individual seats. The Turismo’s bench has a tall center hump, likely to bring the additional occupant’s head close to the roof. Legroom is scant, too.

Cargo volume totals 17.4 cubic feet in standard model, but only 15 in the Sport Turismo. Folding rear seatbacks raises space close to 46 and 49 cubic feet, respectively.

Summary

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Panamera shoppers face plenty of choices. Even the rear-drive base model is abundantly equipped. Luxury features abound, though a few items typically seen at this price level are curiously absent. In addition to superior Porsche-level roadability, the Panamera is readily customizable, with outstanding infotainment and a wealth of intriguing technology available.

Driving impressions by Andrew Ganz, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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The Porsche Panamera ($85,000) comes standard with the 330-horsepower, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and rear-wheel drive, plus 19-inch alloy wheels, partial leather upholstery, and parking sensors. The 12.3-inch infotainment screen features Apple CarPlay compatibility and navigation.

Panamera 4 ($89,600) adds all wheel drive. All except the base model have all-wheel drive.

Panamera 4S ($103,000) uses a 2.9-liter V6 engine.

Panamera Turbo ($150,000) gets the 4.0-liter V8.

An extended-length body adds rear-seat space for the Panamera 4 Executive ($96,300), Panamera 4S Executive ($113,900), and Panamera Turbo Executive ($160,000).

The new hatchback body is use for the Panamera Sport Turismo 4 ($96,200), Sport Turismo 4S ($109,200), and Sport Turismo Turbo ($154,000).

The hybrid plug-in powertrain with 2.9-liter V6 is used for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid ($99,600), Sport Turismo 4 E-Hybrid ($104,000), and Executive E-Hybrid ($104,100).

The hybrid powertrain with 680-hp, 4.0-liter V8 is used for the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid ($184,400), Sport Turismo Turbo S E-Hybrid ($188,400), and Turbo S Executive E-Hybrid ($194,800).

An adaptive suspension and rear-wheel steering are among the many options. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $1,050 destination charge.)

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