Porsche Panamera

Porsche Panamera information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the high-speed luxobarge. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Panamera car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

It’s not the prettiest car to wear a Porsche shield on its nose (imagine an S-class with a Corvette beak and 911’s arse) but luckily it’s fab to drive, if not to look at. Porsche’s exec saloon is available with diesel, petrol or petrol-electric hybrid power. For more information on the Porsche Panamera, click on our further stories on the links below. 

60sec road test

Following in the footsteps of the Cayenne, the Panamera’s another Porsche that’s not a sports car, but it does a good impression of one. It handles balletically for its size, which is on the vast side of big, and it’s thumpingly fast. Even the V6 Diesel can get a move on. Things are pretty rosy for passengers, too. It’s a four seater, with the rear occupants hugged by separate buckety seats and divided by the deep transmission tunnel, with plenty of leg room ahead. As a continent-bashing long-distance cruiser, there are far worse ways to travel.

The one we’d buy

Heart says GTS, head says Diesel 

The one we’d avoid like the plague

S E-hybrid

Rivals to consider

Aston Martin Rapide, Audi A8, BMW 7-series, Jaguar XJ, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes S-class, Tesla Model S

For

Balanced handling, fantastic performance, sense of quality

Against

Ill-proportioned styling, ergonomically flawed cabin, yacht-like dimensions, terrifying running costs for GTS and Turbo models

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