2017 Porsche Panamera

2017 Porsche Panamera
Panamera will be available in January, being second generation will remain completely different from predecessor and borrow chassis technology from 911. New MSB (Modular Standard Drivetrain) will have rear and 4 wheel drive platform.

More aluminium coming into play with second generation, nearly about 737 pounds compare to previous version which has aluminium used for doors, hood and front fenders, while this version is to have full body panel made of aluminium. U.S. is going to have engines as 440 hp, 2.0 liter dual turbo V-6 and 4.0 liter dual turbo V-8, along with Diesel version. Engine makes 550 hp from 5750-6000 rpm and 567 lb-ft of torque from 1960-4500 rpm

To control heat Porsche is placing catalytic converter just off the exhaust side of turbochargers along with use of heat shield which runs down back of the engine i.e. wrapping exhaust, turbos, catalytic converter. Porsche speed will be fierce, with 60mph in 3.6 seconds, top speed remains 190mph achieved in sixth gear

Gearbox will be versatile and very much robust, having eight speed automatic transmission coming into play rear or 4 wheel drive configurators.Tranmission will be able to handle 738 lb-ft of torque easily adapted to electric motor, meaning Panamera hybrid is on its way. Panamera is to have three air suspension chambers corresponding to normal, sport and sport plus modes. With suspension body can be raised or lower to improve stability at speed.

Panamera is going to have 911 chasis tech, includes electronically controlled anti roll bars, analog tachometer, 7 inch TFT displays, 12.3 inch touchscreen above shifter for audio,climate, navigation and other minor controls. Active Cruise Control coming into play with Panamera second generation which is to use map data to automatically slow for corners.

Starting Price 4S ($100,950), Turbo ($147,950)
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, rear or 4 wheel drive
Engine -- twin-turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 24-valve 2.9-liter V-6, 440 hp, 405 lb-ft, --twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve 4.0-liter V-8, 550 hp, 567 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed dual-clutch automatic, manual shifting mode
Wheelbase 116.1 in
Length 198.8 in
Width 76.3 in
Height 56.0-56.2 in
Curb weight 4400-4500 lb
Cargo volume 17 cu ft
0-60 mph 3.2-4.0 sec
0-100 mph 8.0-10.6 sec
Top speed 179-190 mph
Fuel economy (city/highway) 15-17/25-28 mpg