2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S powerful and attractive Sedan revealed
Porsche launches the ultimate Panamera, and we are duly impressed with its performance and power. At virtually any velocity, this quickest of the four-door Porsches will charge forward with a menacing growl. It’s unlike, say, the Mercedes-Benz S600 or the BMW 760i, in which speed builds in surreal silence, and it doesn’t take a very long stretch of road to max out the Panamera.Pricing starts at $174,175 including delivery and destination charges.
It takes the all-wheel-drive Turbo model and pushes power up from 500 hp to 550, while raising torque from 516 lb-ft to 553, although there’s an overboost function that temporarily takes it to 590 lb-ft. This is partly thanks to new twin turbochargers with titanium-aluminum turbines. Less weight means quicker spooling. The upshot is that zero to 60 mph takes a mere 3.6 seconds. For a car weighing around 4,350 pounds, 3.6 seconds is crazy quick. To p speed is a similarly chuckle-inducing 190 mph. And the suspension has all manner of gadgetry that would prompt Newton and Einstein to reassess their theories on physical laws. There are also some exclusive cosmetic options, such as Agate Gray Metallic paint and 20-inch Turbo II wheels .
Its interior is Always a Panamera strongpoint, the Turbo S gets plenty of extra goodies and enough gizmos to make sure none of the many buttons arranged either side of the gear selector are blanked off. Say what you like about the exterior, once inside the Panamera feels really special.
Two-tone leather and Turbo S branding are among the distinguishing features, the rest of the spec – including 14-way power-adjustable seats, PCM infotainment and a Bose stereo system – more or less as per the regular Turbo. And no worse for it..all-new Panamera has earned the right to wear the Porsche badge.