2017 Porsche Panamera gets updated styling, more power

2017 Porsche Panamera

Porsche gave the new 2017 Panamera a complete makeover, taking the original design and adding elements of the classic 911 to its styling.

Porsche said the redesign combines the performance of a sports car with the comfort of a luxury sedan, and is only the second time the German car manufacturer changed the model since releasing it in 2009.

Porsche said that the new design will have a more “dynamic flyline” in addition to having specific elements from the 911.

“An observer will immediately recognize the coupe-like roof line, but it is much ‘faster,’ even more dynamic and includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more,” said Michael Mauer, head of Style Porsche AG. “The new Panamera can be identified as a Panamera at first glance, but also as the new Panamera. Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses have been eradicated and above all its distinctive character has been preserved.”

The new Panamera will come with a new twin-turbo engine that is more powerful than the previous generation. The power goes through a new eight-speed dual clutch transmission, which provides up to 16 percent more fuel efficiency. The two engine types that will be available are the 550 horsepower turbo and the 440 horsepower 4S. Both will come standard with all-wheel drive.

2017 Porsche Panamera

Other features on the 2017 model include three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering, a new chassis management system and features that provide additional comfort and safety. Porsche also said that the Panamera will come with a new feel inside with an updated display and control system that incorporates smartphone functionality.

“We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport sedans with the Panamera,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board of Porsche AG. “Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. The new model represents a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies.”

A few months ago, TFLcar spotted a 2017 Porsche Panamera in the wild without camouflage testing in the Rockies. Check out the full video below.

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