2016 Porsche Panamera

2016 Porsche Panamera
2016 Porsche Panamera

2016 Porsche Panamera


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.0 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, 420 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Panamera's front engine design may depart with traditional Porsche design, but its elongated shape provides comfortable seating for everyone--even for passengers over 6 feet tall. It features up to 45 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. And, it wouldn't be a Porsche if it didn't out-handle and out-accelerate almost everything else on the road. Two hybrid models bring performance and green credibility, while the Turbo S could be the most powerful station wagon available.

The base trim starts at around $78,000, but there is no other car available that looks, handles or hauls like a Panamera.

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What's New For 2016

The Panamera is essentially unchanged for 2016.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2016 Porsche Panamera

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • ParkAssist Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • 235w Regular Amplifier
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Compatible Remote CD, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and External Memory Control
    • Radio: CDR Audio System w/MP3/Single CD -inc: 7" color display touch screen, twin tuner, 10 loudspeakers and 100 watt total output power
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: Fr 19 x9" & Rr 19 x10" Panamera Design II
    • Tires: P255/45R19 Fr & P285/40R19 Rr AS For max 240 km/h.
    • Wheels w/Silver Accents w/Locks
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Auto Dimming Side Mirrors w/Power Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Power Spoiler
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
    • Cornering Lights
    • Door Auto-Latch
    • Laminated Glass
  • Interior Features
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Underhood And Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver And Passenger Seats, Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel, Audio and HVAC
    • Porsche Communication Management w/Navigation -inc: central multi-media and DVD navigation system including high-resolution 7-inch WVGA (Wide Video Graphics Array) TFT color monitor w/touchscreen-radio w/twin RDS tuner and Scan-/Phase-Diversity for optimized reception, MP3 and audio/video DVD compatible single CD/DVD drive, Navigation module with, hard drive containing navigation data, perspective map display (3D navigation map), dynamic route calculation (TMC), automatic route tracing and subsequent reverse route navigation as well as navigation in non-digitised regions by means of compass and GPS
    • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Includes Power Cushion Extension and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Air Filtration
    • 5 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Heated/Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power seats (front) w/electric adjustment of seat height, seat and backrest angle and fore/aft position and integrated headrests (front and rear)
    • Front Seats w/Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
    • 40-40 Folding Bucket Front Facing Heated Power Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Ventilated, Rear Seat w/Power 4-Way Lumbar and Power Fore/Aft
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Rear Console w/Storage, 5 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination and Illuminated Rear Visor Mirror
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Leather Seat Trim -inc: Leather interior in standard color (completely in smooth leather); complete scope of standard leather-trimmed parts plus top and front of dashboard, including instrument cluster cover, lower section of dashboard including glove compartment lid, basic center console, steering wheel airbag module, upper section of front/rear door trim panel, C-pillar (lower section), front/rear center door trim panel insert, lower section of front/rear door trim panel, rear ashtray, front door storage compartment lid, leather seats including leather-trimmed front/rear outboard side bolsters, front/rear outboard head restraint side cushions, shell of front seat seatback and lower rear armrest, folding w/storage compartment
    • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • Dual Zone Front And Rear Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Cruise Control
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Valet Function
    • Compass
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Leather/Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Power Rear Windows and w/Power Sun Blinds
    • Online Services Selective Service Internet Access
    • Sport Heated Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front And Rear Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • 5 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.0L V6 24V DFI Twin-Turbo
    • Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) -inc: 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox w/no interruption on the flow of power, A Sport button fitted as standard w/PDK enables the driver to vary gearshift characteristics from comfortable to very sporty, manual controls on the steering wheel, a manual gear selector, and an automatic mode, Recommended gear for optimum fuel economy displayed in manual mode, Also includes the auto start/stop function for enhanced fuel economy
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
    • Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
    • 3.55 Axle Ratio
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 95-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery
    • Regenerative Alternator
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • 5478# Gvwr 1279# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • 4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
    • Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Adaptive Suspension
    • Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
    • 26.4 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Air Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.2
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.7
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 44.6
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.0 L/183
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 420 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 384 @ 1750
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 120.9
    • Length, Overall (in) - 203.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 76
    • Height, Overall (in) - 56.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 65.3
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65.4
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.7
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 26.4
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 51.9
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.2
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.7
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 39.3
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Porsche Panamera
    • Body Style - Hatchback
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - 235
    • Rear Tire Order Code - 235
    • Front Tire Size - P255/45YR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P285/40YR19
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 250
    • Trans Type - 7
    • Trans Description Cont. - Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.97
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.31
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.01
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.37
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.57
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.55
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.59
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4409
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 9
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 10
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

Compare the 2016 Porsche Panamera

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The Porsche Panamera is the closest thing you’ll find to the blending of a luxury sedan and big fast sports car. The Panamera has a real back seat, comparable in roominess to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, to go with its upscale cabin and powerful driving dynamics. Forget your sports sedans, if you want to step on over to the sport side. Also forget your budget.

The Panamera, although face-lifted for 2013, is at the end of its first generation, with a new design scheduled for 2017. So there’s not much new in 2016, but there is a new Edition model, with shiny black trim, 19-inch wheels, two-tone leather, and Bose 14-speaker sound system. Also, now available on all models is the Exclusive’s rear seat entertainment system, with a 10-inch touchscreen and camera for video calls, as well as WiFi hotspot.

Panamera is fast and its stability at high speeds is superb, but because it’s long and heavy, it’s not nearly as nimble as a Porsche 911 or Cayman, or even a Cayenne crossover. After all, it weighs more than two tons.

And don’t expect a car like this to be without controversy to come with its originality, extending to its shape. It looks enough like a Porsche in front, but the big round rear end, a fat hatchback, is considered ugly by some. When parked next to other luxury sedans, however, it does look distinctive and arguably is the car that most beckons to be driven.

There are different powertrains and wheelbases, from plug-in hybrid to wannabe supercar to fill-in limo, so the Panamera might compete with many different vehicles, for example the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or CLS-Class, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, or even the Aston Martin Rapide or Maserati Quattroporte.

There is the base Panamera, Panamera S, Panamera GTS, Panamera Turbo, and Panamera S E-Hybrid. Panamera 4 and Panamera 4S have available all-wheel drive, while the faster Panamera GTS and Panamera Turbo come standard with all-wheel drive. Panamera S E Hybrid is rear-wheel-drive. Executive models feature a wheelbase that’s six inches longer.

A 3.6-liter V6 engine comes standard making 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, able to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in a quick 5.7 seconds with the Sport Chrono performance package. The S and 4S models get a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 making 420 horsepower, and the Panamera Turbo makes 520 hp from its twin-turbo V8, which can push it to sixty in a very quick 3.7 seconds.

The Porsche PDK 7-speed dual-clutch transmissions is standard on all models except the S E-Hybrid, which uses an 8-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

Also standard is Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). The Sport Chrono package is optional; its electronics improve acceleration, handling and safety.

Our choice for enthusiasts is the Panamera GTS, with its strong and sweet-sounding 4.8-liter making 440 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, with all-wheel drive. It handles the best of all the models.

Fuel mileage is decent, with the base Panamera bringing an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon Combined with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Panamera S and turbocharged 4S only drop 1 mpg, the long wheelbase drops another, the GTS another, and the Turbo a final 1 mpg drop, to 18 mpg Combined. The stop-start system is standard, in default mode, but it can be de-activated.

The hybrid gets the best mileage, with 50 mpg Combined; in gas-only, it gets 25 mpg. It can recharge from a 240-volt outlet in 2.5 hours, or it’s capable of charging the batteries by using gas power.


The 2016 Porsche Panamera lineup includes Panamera ($78,100), Panamera Edition ($80,000), Panamera 4 ($82,800), Panamera 4 Edition ($84,300), Panamera S ($93,200), Panamera S E-Hybrid ($93,200), Panamera 4s ($98,300), Panamera 4S Executive ($125,600), Panamera GTS ($113,400), Panamera Turbo ($141,300), Panamera Turbo Executive ($161,100), Panamera Turbo S ($180,300), Panamera Turbo S Executive ($200,500), Panamera Exclusive Series ($263,900). (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charges.)


The bold Panamera looks inspire strong responses, pro and con. From head-on, it looks like a Porsche 911,with big intakes, domed hood and crisp details; but from the rear it looks big and bulbous.

It has a long roofline that binds an unsettling configuration of curves and drops toward the tail in a bubbled arch. It creates great room for the passengers in the rear seat, which is what the car is all about, but gives up elegance in the styling. The rear end is simple and clean, but the large roof and glass make it suffer.


There’s less debate in the cabin, which is stylish and high tech. With straight lines and flat surfaces, it’s not warm and organic like some luxury cars. It also uses real buttons and switchgear, not touchscreen menus like some luxury cars. The fit and finish is excellent, and materials of a high quality, although it isn’t as quiet in the cabin as a luxury sedan.

In the back, with ample room and features, it does feel like an executive limo, especially the Executive model with long rear doors. Behind the seats, under the glass hatch, there’s a ton of room; Porsche says two bicycles will fit back there.

Driving Impressions

We’ll jump straight to the GTS, because that’s the Panamera we like most, because it’s the model that feels most like a Porsche. It’s not the fastest, only the second-fastest after the Turbo. It’s a normally aspirated V8, with 440 hp and 384 lb-ft, and it’s the best sounding, while being faster than the 3.0-liter V6 turbo that’s in the Panamera S, which, with two-wheel-drive and without the Sport Chrono package, takes 4.9 seconds to get to 60 mph. The GTS can do it in 4.2 seconds, so there. Who needs turbos when you have a big honkin’ V8?

Of course, if you want to bolt twin turbos onto that V8, you get the 520-hp Panamera Turbo which can hit sixty in 3.9 seconds. But that doesn’t make it the best Panamera to own. Its driving dynamics aren’t as pure as those of the GTS, which handles more sharply and precisely. The GTS is solid and connected to the road, while most of the rest of the Panameras feel floaty, with overboosted steering. We observed this in back-to-back comparisons. We have also driven them at Road America, and the V6 models offer the more enjoyable handling than the heavier Turbo versions.

Longest and least agile are the Executive versions.

If it’s technology you’re after, the S E-Hybrid is your model, with its supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and electric motor with plug-in charging of its 9.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It’s rated at 416 combined horsepower, counting the 95-horsepower electric motor, and with an extra 550 pounds of weight it isn’t as fast as the others, but speed is not its game. But it’s not slow, hitting 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, quick in anyone’s league.

And even with that weight, it handles well thanks to special suspension tuning. As for its ability as an all-electric car, it can go for 22 miles, says Porsche; and hit 83 mph, although it won’t go for 22 miles at 83 mph.


The Panamera is unique, being a high-performance Porsche sports car with the feel of a luxury sedan and looks of a fastback hatchback. It’s also extremely expensive, and because it’s replacement is on the way, we recommend looking for deals, waiting for the new one, or checking out the competition.

Driving impressions by The Car Connection. Words by Sam Moses. Mitch McCullough contributed to this report.

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