Porsche Debuts Long Wheelbase Panamera – 2017 Porsche Panamera ExecutiveAuto News
With a wheelbase that’s been stretched by 150 mm, the Panamera Executive is a long wheelbase variant of the standard Panamera.
Debuting at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Porsche Panamera Executive is available in four variants, all of them all-wheel drive – Panamera 4 Executive, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera Turbo Executive, and Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive.
Both the Panamera 4 Executive and Panamera 4S Executive will be powered by a new bi-turbo V6 engine that produces 20 hp more than the previous generation Panamera, developing 330 hp (3,400 – 6,400 rpm) and 450 Nm (1,340 – 4,900 rpm).
The Panamera Turbo Executive gets a 550 hp turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 (770 Nm of torque) while the plug-in hybrid Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive pairs a 2.9-litre bi-turbo V6 with a 100 kW electric motor to produce 330 hp/450 Nm.
The main highlight of the Panamera Executive is of course its rear seats, which is designed to double as a workspace.
The new Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment centres around a pair of 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats can be detached for a wide range of uses; when needed, they transform the rear of the Panamera into a fully digitalised workplace. The tablets can also be outside the vehicle.
There’s also an optional large rear centre console, which can also be equipped with two integrated folding tables and an inductive antenna connection for an additional smartphone (depending on the markets).
Standard features in the Panamera Executive include a large panoramic roof, adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (PASM), roll-up sunblind behind the rear headrests.
The higher range Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive add rear-axle steering and soft-close doors.
Four-zone climate control, LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and ambient lighting are standard on the Panamera Turbo Executive.