Porsche Panamera review

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Porsche Panamera
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20 Sep 2016 13:33 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:36

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Think of the Porsche Panamera, and you'll probably remember a big, hunchbacked five-door that tried – but ultimately failed – to look a bit like a 911.

It had a plush interior, great handling and (mostly) punchy engines. However, its styling, high running costs and so-so practicality stopped it from being anything but a bitpart player in the luxury car market.

This latest Panamera, on the other hand, looks like the real deal. It comes packed with technology, has a more economical range of engines and offers extra space inside. Plus, crucially, it's a lot easier on the eye than its dumpy predecessor.

So, how does it compare with rivals such as the Audi A7 Sportback, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe and Mercedes CLS?

Over the next few pages we'll look at what the Porsche Panamera is like to drive, what the tech-laden interior is like to use, and how much it will cost you to buy and run.

 

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There are 15 trims available for the Panamera hatchback. Click to see details.See all versions
4S Executive
With 15cm added between the front and rear wheels you get more rear leg room, plus extra kit on top of the regular Panamera 4S, including a panoramic glass roof, air suspension, electrically adjust...View trim
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£101,148
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GTS
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£107,778
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GTS
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£109,925
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Turbo
Includes everything the 4S gets, but adds adaptive air suspension, 20in alloy wheels, carbon composite brake discs, an adaptive rear spoiler, keyless entry, heated seats front and rear, an Alcantar...View trim
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£116,395
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Turbo
Includes everything the 4S gets, but adds adaptive air suspension, 20in alloy wheels, carbon composite brake discs, an adaptive rear spoiler, keyless entry, heated seats front and rear, an Alcantar...View trim
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£118,542
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Turbo Executive
With 15cm added between the front and rear wheels you get more rear leg room, plus extra kit on top of the regular Panamera Turbo, including a panoramic glass roof, electrically adjustable rear sea...View trim
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£125,800
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Turbo S
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£137,220
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Turbo S
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£139,367
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Turbo S Executive
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£146,625
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PANAMERA
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4
Adds four-wheel drive to the Panamera’s comprehensive kit list that includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, leat...View trim
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£71,809
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4
Adds four-wheel drive to the Panamera’s comprehensive kit list that includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, leat...View trim
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£73,956
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4 Executive
With 15cm added between the front and rear wheels you get more rear leg room, plus extra kit on top of the regular Panamera 4, including a panoramic glass roof, air suspension and electrically adju...View trim
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£78,431
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4S
Includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, full leather-trimmed interior including the seats, door trims and dashbo...View trim
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£91,176
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4S
Includes 19in alloy wheels, a powered tailgate, adaptive dampers, all-round parking sensors, cruise control, LED headlights, full leather-trimmed interior including the seats, door trims and dashbo...View trim
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£94,864
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