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2011 Porsche Panamera – Now with Optional Cosmetic Enhancements

The all new Porsche Panamera is a competitive luxury sedan that has got all arrays in terms of luxurious facilities associated. The concept introduced in the luxury sedan is awesome and is going on good efforts from many years. In simple terms, the Porsche Panamera has got elegant styling that attracts the buyers immensely. For the 2011 model, the Porsche Panamera is extended vigorously with new V6 powered engines with addition of optional cosmetic enhancements.

For: Beautiful cabin quality, engine choice that thrilling and willing features, impressive cornering ability, comfortable ride.

Against: Pricey options and is available with only four seats.

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is extended with impressive line up with vigorously V6 powered engines, few optional enhancements in the interiors and exteriors and optional turbocharged kit packed with powered performance. Panamera is real success that has not only proved its name in the market but as well as for sale success too. The Porsche Panamera stands highly among the luxury sedans in the market. This is the first time when the Panamera can easily accodomate full sized adults with ease and comfort, even the interior space, design and materials are good enough compared with previous version models. Panamera has outstanding performance which the driver looks for astounding performance, particularly on the high terrain roads.

Body Styles and Trim Levels

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is a four occupant with four door hatchback available in five trim levels. Each trim level in Porsche Panamera is corresponded with the choice of drivetrain. The base model is powered with V6 engine that adds 18 inch wheels, rear parking sensors, adaptive suspension dampers, a power rear hatch, a sunroof, a tilt and telescoping steering column, dual zone automatic climate controls, driver memory functions, eight way power front seats, cooled glove box, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear bucket seats and 60/40 split rear seats. Even they have offered a surround sound system with 11 speaker and hard drive navigation device. The Panamera 4 is somewhat similar but differs only with all wheel drive.

The Porsche Panamera Turbo offers 19 inch wheels, a turbocharged V8 engine, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, front parking sensors, 14 way power front seats, adaptive air suspension along with adjustable height ride and load levelling, adjustable power support, full interior, heated rear seats, 15 speaker Bose sound system and adjustable steering column. In a standard Porsche, you get an expensive and lengthy optional list that allows the buyers in order to customize their own cars.

The other options that are offered in the Porsche Panamera includes variable assist power steering, ceramic composite brakes, Porsche dynamic chassis controls, a rear wiper, eight way power seats, 20 inch wheels, ventilated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, rear ambient lightning, rear sunshades, Bluetooth, rear seat refrigerator, voice control, satellite radio, an iPod interface, entertainment system, satellite radio, a CD or DVD changer, voice control and Burmester surround system with 16 speakers.

The Sport Chrono package plus adds digital and analog stopwatches, suspension settings and adjustable engine. The Sport Design package adds excellent exteriors with the introduction of the Panamera’s exterior in terms of side skirts and wider intake grills on the special front fascia. Besides these it offers customize interiors surface along with different shades of wood, leather, carbon fibre and metal.

Powertrains

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is powered with the mounted 3.6L with V6 engine that delivers 300hp and torque level of 295 lb-ft. The Porsche Panamera 4S and S are powered with 4.8L with V8 engine that delivers 400hp and torque level of 369 lb-ft. The Panamera Turbo adds twin turbocharged version with the same V8 engine that delivers 500hp and torque level of 516 lb-ft. It has added optional Panamera Turbo kit Titanium engine management tweaks and alloy turbines that pumps out 540 hp and torque level of 590 lb-ft.

Every model is well equipped with ZF- engineered featured with automated manual dual clutch transmission dual clutch seven speed with a known device called PDK. The Panamera S and Panamera S are available with rear wheel drive, whereas the Panamera Turbo, 4S and 4 are well equipped along all wheel drive. The Panamera accelerates immensely from 0-60 mph in quick 4.6 seconds. The Panamera Turbo has impressive acceleration that sprints from 0-60 mph in awestruck 3.7 seconds. Even the Panamera 4S acceleration is quite surprising that is quick and often considered as immensively. The estimated fuel economy of the Porsche Panamera is as follows with the respective trim levels.

Porsche Panamera Base : 18/ 27/ 21 mpg

Porsche Panamera 4: 18/ 26 mpg

Porsche Panamera S and 4S : 16/ 24 mpg

Porsche Panamera Turbo: 15/ 23 mpg

Safety Options

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is available with standard features including antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side curtain airbags, front and rear side airbags, front knee airbags and active head restraints. A rearview camera and ceramic composite brakes are kept as optional. The standard brakes are kept optional on the Panamera Turbo and Panamera 4S models that offers incredibly good at short distances.

Inside the cabin

The interior of the Porsche Panamera is impressive because of the styling cues spread throughout the cabin. The advanced features such as speedometer, instrument cluster, multifunction display, tachometer and supporting gauges are added to the interiors of the Porsche Panamera. It has also got centralized control system such as BMW’s iDrive and thus adds more intricate buttons on the dash board. Thank God, these buttons are not much complicated and thus you can easily operate the systems.

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is a four passenger seats that complete comfort and appearance. The well formed seats offers excellent support as well as there is plenty of space in the headroom and legroom that makes pleasant ride for longer journey trips. Even the taller adults can easily accodomate with ease and comfort. The trunk capacity of the Porsche Panamera is 15.7 cubic feet and is bit narrow with complicated because of the bulky items.

Verdict

The 2011 Porsche Panamera is luxurious, accomplished, and capable of high performance and more often are well equipped with particular preferences. The sport mode offers extensive trim level options that has sharpens respective suspension firmness, ride height, driving dynamics and throttle response. Even the V8 powered engine is capable enough to offer incredible performance. During test driving we found that the handling and steering is precise as compared with the other smaller sports cars. The toughest competitor for the Panamera is likely to engage with Mercedes Benz S Class, Maserati Quattroporte and BMW 750Li. Yes, the all new 2011 Porsche Panamera is truly exceptional model that delivers both sedan as well as sports car features.

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