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In 2009 when the Porsche Panamera was announced, everyone was surprised to the idea of a 4-door saloon Porsche. First models appeared in 2010, and since, the Porsche Panamera has been rocking on the roads. The new Porsche Panamera is just impressive, with design evolution, and new technology introduced. It comes to suite all tastes, in multiple engine variants, in  twin-turbocharged v6 to twin-turbocharged v8.


The engines available will be 2.9 twin-turbocharged v6 engine (this will replace the old 3.0L engine), 4.0 twin-turbocharged V8 and something from the big factory, from Audi’s (since the two are under Volkswagen) the 4.2L twin-turbo diesel. Also, there will be no more 7-speed double-clutch PDK gearbox, it will be replaced with the newest 8-speed PDK gearbox. For now, Porsche models will be all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive variants may be announced later. In addition to all this, the new Panamera will be build on a new plateform, that is larger, longer, offers more space, and lighter. The most remarkable variant is the Porsche Panamera Turbo, with its 4.0L twin-turbo V8 with twin scroll turbochargers and VarioCam Plus. It produces 550 hp @5750 to 6000 RPM and 770 Nm @ 1950 to 4000 RPM of torque. Accelerating from 0 to 100 kph takes just 3.6 seconds, beating the Audi S8, the BMW 7 series, The Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG and the Bentley Flying Spur W12 S. Top speed is 190 mph (305 kph). The price is announced at 146,900$


The new design features new headlights using 48 separate LED’s. The front and rear bumper are changed, and the car has been fitted newly designed bumpers. For the back lights, they are new, with a bar that goes on all the width. The increase in the wheelbase by 30mm contributed to increase the length of the car by 35mm, the car is also 5mm wider and 5mm wider. The elements that were modified are : bumpers, side sills, wings, roof, bonnet, rear hatch and the rear spoiler. The retractable rear spoiler is larger, and divided into three retractable parts, to allow more air lift surface. Use of light materials for the car parts decreased the weight by 70 kg.

In the interior, Porsche people fitted what they call Porsche Advanced Cockpit, which resembles to the cockpit of the Porsche 918. The interior is luxurious, sporty, and gives the driver an interface to communicate with his car. Progress obliges, all the buttons have been replaced with either touch-sensitive buttons or a 12.5-inch touch-screen to give an “à la mode” tech look.


Porsche will announce other models in the Paris Auto Show and upcoming shows, so stay tuned.


The Porsche Macan Turbo is the most powerful in the Macan line up, it achieves great on its own, yet people at Porsche decided to give it a power boost. Fitting the car with a Performance Package that means : engine, brakes, suspension, brakes, and a sporty interior.

Porsche’s people tuned the twin-turbocharged 3.6L v6 engine, to be able to produce 440 bhp and 600 Nm of torque at a large torque rev field that goes between 1500 rpm and 4500 rpm. The new, more powerful Macan is already more powerful than the GTS Macan. Moreover, 0 to 60 takes only 4.2 seconds, which is faster than a 911 Carrera by two tenths, racing from 80 to 120 kph is faster now, and takes just 2.9 seconds. So, the Porsche Macan can attend its top speed of 272 kph faster. An all-wheel-drive system channels power to the ground, with the a help of Porsche Pdk 7-gear double-cluth transmission.


The Performance Package includes as well new larger brakes, the new 6-piston red calipers come with 390 mm brake rotors, they are 30 mm larger than the standard turbo’s. New, adaptive suspension, 16 mm lower, are fitted as well. Porsche’s Sport chrono package comes as a standard. There is no bodywork modification. 21″ alloy wheels with gloss black detailing come as options.

The total price of all this could reach 88,000$. Competition will be against The beemer X3, Audi SQ5, and the recently announced Mercedes Benz GLC43 AMG.