Porsche Panamera review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:hybrid, petrol
Available colours:
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RRP from£71,765

Introduction

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Why should you have to compromise in life? Yes, you need four seats and have the funds to demand a level of luxury, but does that really mean you have to rule out buying a sports car? Not necessarily; have you considered a Porsche Panamera?

You see, underneath the Panamera’s sharp four-door suit is a rather athletic frame, with a choice of V6 or V8 petrol engines and rear or four-wheel drive. Plug-in hybrid models are also available, should you want to reduce your fuel consumption, go very quickly or indeed, both. 

There’s no such thing as a tardy Panamera. Even the slowest version does 0-62mph in the mid-five second range, but it’s possible to knock a couple of seconds off that with the right engine. And, of course, being a Porsche, the Panamera isn’t all about straight-line pace; it’s also one of the most agile large luxury cars around.

That agility can be boosted by a huge range of options, including adaptive air suspension with active anti-roll bars, four-wheel steering and carbon-ceramic brakes. Naturally, all this doesn’t come cheap. Spending a five-figure sum on options for the Panamera is very easily done, even before you’ve considered special paint finishes, bigger wheels or a more luxurious interior.

There’s a wide range of cars that you could count among its rivals. At the bottom end are four and five-door coupés, such as the Audi A7 Sportback and Mercedes-Benz CLS, while the long-wheelbase Panamera Executive models could even be considered as sporty alternatives to the Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. If you move up to the Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid, it’s the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door Coupé and Aston Martin Rapide S that sit firmly in its sights.

Over the next few pages, we'll look at what the Panamera is like to drive, what its tech-laden interior is like to use and how much it will cost you to buy and run. And whatever you choose as your next car, have a nose at our New Car Buying service for big savings without lifting a finger.

At a glance

Number of trims15 see more
Available fuel typeshybrid, petrol
MPG range across all versions128.4 - 85.6
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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