2015 Porsche Panamera | new car review

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 by
2015 Porsche Panamera
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AEDAED 381,200 - 1,165,800
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

Back in 2009, the made its first appearance at the Shanghai Auto Show. Since then, it has preserved its essence - being a large, four door and aesthetically unpleasing offering by the German manufacturer.

Pros

Brilliant fit and finish

Cons

Ridiculously overpriced

Looks

The Panamera still remains unmistakably a Porsche. The LED tail lights are composed of a thin strip of LED’s and bear a strong resemblance to the daytime running lights integrated into the headlamp cluster. However, it still remains an offering that won’t go down well with all.

2015 Porsche Panamera front

Feels

Being a premium luxury vehicle, the cabin is home to extremely soft leather, real wood, ample suede and minimal plastic. Though the instrument cluster looks dated, the RPM gauge as centre focus and a speedometer reading up to 350 km/h, serve as a reminder that the Panamera is a seriously capable car. In spite of the fact that the Panamera offers rear leg room in abundance, back seat passengers could be disappointed with the lack of toys to play around with.

2015 Porsche Panamera interior

Engineering

In terms of technology, the Panamera packs in a range of safety, entertainment and driving features. For starters, all Panamera models are fitted as standard with full-size driver and front passenger airbags. Depending on the severity and type of accident, they are inflated in two stages. For the performance hungry, launch control is available on certain variants of the Panamera, enabling quicker starts and better lap times.

2015 Porsche Panamera top

What’s on offer?

There are a very complicated 8 variants of the Panamera available for sale. The 3.0 litre twin turbo units produce horsepower figures ranging from 300 to 420, while the 3.6 litre 6-cylinder engine only produces 310 horsepower. Finally, the massive 4.8 litre V8 engines produce 440 horsepower or 570 horsepower, should you opt for the twin turbo version.

2015 Porsche Panamera front

Summing it…

With prices ranging from AED 381,000 to AED 1,165,800 there isn’t much left to say. Apart from the fact that Porsche has gone absolutely berserk.

2015 Porsche Panamera rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Porsche Panamera2015 Porsche Panamera Diesel2015 Porsche Panamera S
Engine/ Cylinders3.6 litre / 6-cyl3.0 litre / 6-cyl3.0 litre / 6-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
310 hp @ 6,200 RPM300 hp @ 4,000 RPM420 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
400 Nm @ 3,750 RPM650 Nm @ 2,500 RPM520 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission7 speed automatic7 speed automatic7 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h6.3 secs6.0 secs5.1 secs
Top speed259 km/h259 km/h287 km/h
PriceAED 383,400AED 381,200AED 462,300

Specifications2015 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid2015 Porsche Panamera 4S2015 Porsche Panamera GTS
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre / 6-cyl3.0 litre / 6-cyl4.8 litre / 8-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
416 hp @ 5,500 RPM420 hp @ 6,000 RPM440 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
590 Nm @ 4,000 RPM520 Nm @ 5,000 RPM520 Nm @ 3,500 RPM
Tranmission7 speed automatic7 speed automatic7 speed automatic
DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h5.5 secs4.8 secs4.4 secs
Top speed270 km/h286 km/h288 km/h
PriceAED 458,600AED 487,300 - 565,400AED 526,800

Specifications2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo2015 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Engine/ Cylinders4.8 litre / 8-cyl4.8 litre / 8-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
520 hp @ 6,000 RPM570 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
770 Nm @ 4,000 RPM750 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission7 speed automatic7 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h4.1 secs3.8 secs
Top speed305 km/h310 km/h
PriceAED 673,600 - 734,300AED 854,200 - 1,165,800

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