The Porsche Panamera is finally coming to India. This is the second generationPanamera and its introduction in India is indicative that Porsche is serious about the domestic super-sedan market. The Panamera is one of the most significant car brands in the market right now, although it must be addressed that the new Panamera could have been better off with some more features when compared to the previous generation of the Panamera. The Panamera will be a welcome addition to the super-sedan segment in the country.
Panamera’s New Platform
The new Porsche Panamera will not be an eyesore, unlike the previous Panamera. The second generation Panamera incorporates the Volkswagen Group’s new and improved MSB (or modular standard drivetrain) platform which is both cost effective as well as flexible. Three platform modules, which are the front body, the middle floor, and the rear body have all been manufactured on different platforms and using different materials. The new Panamera is 34mm longer and 5mm taller than the outgoing model. With these dimensions, the new car will also be more aggressive.
The new Porsche Panamera of the second generation has newer and much-improved engines. The new Turbo version of the Porsche Panamera will be powered by a new 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 petrol belting out 542bhp and 770Nm. The entry-level engine is a 2.9-litre twin turbo V6 petrol engine capable of a maximum power output of 440bhp and 550Nm of torque. The diesel Panamera has a 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine which can produce 422bhp and 850Nm of torque. Both of the engines are mated to Porsche’s new PDK eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Porsche Panamera is a safe car. The new platform lends itself to all kinds of experimentation as well. This, when added to the design features, ensures that the cars are safer. The new Panamera will boast of an adaptive air suspension, Porsche Active Suspension Management (or as it is known alternatively, the PASM electronic damper control), and the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (or PDCC Sport) system which includes some features like Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) and active roll stabilisation. The new system also shows off an all-new and most impressive electromechanical steering system. The new car is also packed with features.The new Panamera comes for Rs 1.93 crores.