Now featuring a GTS model with revamped styling, the 2013 Porsche Panamera is a luxury sport sedan powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Opting for Panamera S trim grants the driver a boost up to 400 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. For even more performance the Panamera Turbo (S) trim offers a 500 hp (550 hp) producing 4.8-liter V8 engine and the. Hybrid enthusiasts have the option of the Panamera S Hybrid trim which utilizes a 3.0-liter V6 hybrid engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission to produce 333 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. The Panamera comes standard with RWD, but can be upgraded to AWD by opting for a Panamera 4 or Panamera 4S trim. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway (hybrid fuel mileage can be expected to be higher) thanks to a standard 6-speed manual and optional 7-speed PDK transmission. Features include navigation, surround sound system, rear seat entertainment system, zonal climate control, automatic entry, and rear-view camera. Safety features are comprised of stability management, anti-lock braking (ABS), advanced airbag protection, and anti-theft protection. The Panamera is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, Porsche adds another trim level to the Panamera lineup. The new GTS slots into the mix above the Panamera 4S and below the Turbo. It offers an upgraded version of the direct-injected 4.8L V8 found in the 4S, and with some revised internal bits, the engine is good for 430 hp--or 30 more horses and 15 more ft-lb of torque than the similiar unit found in the 4S. The GTS benefits from the Turbo's fantastic brakes and is also distinguishable thanks to a revised front fascia. It is priced at $109,000.
Unmistakable styling, Porsche-standard performance and luxury, seating for four in well-appointed interior; hybrid powertrain available
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. The hybrid brings together performance and green credibility, while the Turbo S could be the most powerful station wagon available. The base trim starts at around $75,000, but there is no other car available that looks, handles, or hauls like a Panamera.