The Panamera has always been a love or hate relationship mainly because it has an awkward styling that not that many people love. The 2015 Porsche Panamera will follow the same basic layout as the previous generation with a few improvements made mainly to the running gear and to the petrol engines. Leaving the design aside it will still be one of the fastest and also the most powerful sedans you will be able to buy from a dealership and this is no easy feat when considering the sheer weight of the car and the fact that some of its models can return in excess of 40 MPG with ease.
The pricing will be adequate for such a car and nothing less. The base model will start at around 77.000$ and even though it is the “basic” model it will still include pretty much anything you want from climate control to satellite navigation. The most expensive model in the range on the other hand will cost up to as much as 130.000$. The release date hasn’t been announced yet but we expect the Panamera to come on the market in the late 2014.
2015 Porsche Panamera Price
2015 Porsche Panamera Side
Engine wise, there are a couple of petrol engines and a diesel version. The petrol engines come in a wide array of power options as well as transmission options. The base is a 3.0 liter naturally aspirated V6 good for 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Further down the road there is the hybrid which has the same 3.0 liter V6 unit but this time supercharged along a 95 horsepower electric motor. This combo can provide up to 415 horsepower when needed. The other options are either an naturally aspirated 4.8 liter V8 with 400 to 430 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque or a turbocharged 4.8 liter V8 with 500 to 550 horsepower and as much as 530 lb-ft of torque.
Porsche Panamera Back
All of these engines are available only with a four wheel drive system with electronic differentials and an active suspension that handles the mass of the car really well and a 7 speed PDK transmission that is still one of the best on the market. In many models this combination has proven to be quite successful and the same story will be with the 2015 Porsche Panamera.
There is also a diesel engine available for the 2015 Porsche Panamera that will provide up to 250 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This particular engine has a different 8 speed automatic transmission that will help with the fuel consumption. It is able to return quite impressive numbers on fuel economy and is one of the best choices for those drivers that need improved efficiency.
2015 Porsche Panamera Engine
The performance of the Panamera is on par with all the super cars in the World. Even its least powerful model can accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 7.5 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 MPH while the most powerful version will get to 60 MPH in less than 3.3 seconds and it will go to around 210 MPH with ease!
Changes For 2015 Porsche Panamera
Its interior will be nothing from amazing. There will be leather, a surround sound system, electric front seats and also carbon or aluminum center console. Its only drawback will be the fact that Porsche still uses way too many buttons for the controls of the infotainment system but that is something that many drivers will get easily used to.
Porsche Panamera Interior
We are waiting for the official details about the release date of 2015 Porsche Panamera but since almost all details are known it will certainly happen pretty soon. Expect to see this model offered in the next couple months to most markets where it will be available.