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Porsche Panamera 970.2 (2013-2016)

Date of unveil of official photos: April 3, 2013
Date and place of world premiere: April 20, 2013 Auto China press day
Date of world-wide market launch: July 27, 2013 (as 2014 model)

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Technical specifications Panamera 970.2

Modification Gearbox Drive Engine kW lb-ft Nm 0-60 mph 0-100 km/h mph km/h DIN kg DIN lb
Panamera Diesel (Turbo 3.0) 184 kW Tiptronic 8-sp. RWD Audi V6 184 404 550 6.5 sec. 6.8 sec. 152 244 1880 4147
Panamera Diesel (Turbo 3.0) 221 kW Tiptronic 8-sp. RWD Audi V6 221 478 650 5.7 sec. 6.0 sec. 161 259 1900 4189
Panamera (3.6) PDK 7-speed RWD Porsche V6 228 294 400 6.0/*5.7 sec. 6.3/*6.1 sec. 161 259 1770 3902
Panamera (Turbo 3.0) China PDK 7-speed RWD Porsche V6 235 309 420 5.8/*5.6 sec. 6.1/*5.9 sec. 163 262
Panamera (Turbo 3.0) LWB China PDK 7-speed RWD Porsche V6 235 309 420 6.0/*5.8 sec. 6.3/*6.1 sec. 163 262
Panamera 4 (3.6) PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V6 228 294 400 5.8/*5.5 sec. 6.1/*5.9 sec. 160 257 1820 4012
Panamera 4 (Turbo 3.0) China PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V6 235 309 420 5.5/*5.3 sec. 5.8/*5.6 sec. 162 260
Panamera 4 (Turbo 3.0) LWB China PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V6 235 309 420 5.7/*5.5 sec. 6.0/*5.8 sec. 162 260
Panamera Hybrid (Supercharged 3.0) Tiptronic 8-sp. RWD Audi V6 245kW
+ el.motor 70kW
306 434 590 5.2 sec. 5.5 sec. 168 270 2095 4619
Panamera S (Turbo 3.0) PDK 7-speed RWD Porsche V6 309 382 520 4.9/*4.6 sec. 5.1/*4.8 sec. 178 287 1810 3990
Panamera S (Turbo 3.0) LWB China PDK 7-speed RWD Porsche V6 309 382 520 5.1/*4.9 sec. 5.3/*5.1 sec. 178 287
Panamera 4S (Turbo 3.0) PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V6 309 382 520 4.6/*4.3 sec. 4.8/*4.5 sec. 178 286 1870 4123
Panamera 4S (Turbo 3.0) LWB PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V6 309 382 520 4.8/*4.5 sec. 5.0/*4.8 sec. 178 286 2000 4409
Panamera GTS 4.8 PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V8 324 382 520 *4.2 sec. *4.4 sec. 179 288 1925 4244
Panamera Turbo 4.8 PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V8 382 515/*566 700/*770 3.9/*3.7 sec. 4.1/*3.9 sec. 190 305 1970 4343
Panamera Turbo 4.8 LWB PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V8 382 515/*566 700/*770 4.0/*3.8 sec. 4.2/*4.0 sec. 190 305 2070 4564
Panamera Turbo S 4.8 PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V8 419 *588 *800 *3.6 sec. *3.8 sec. 193 310 1995 4398
Panamera Turbo S 4.8 LWB PDK 7-speed 4WD Porsche V8 419 *588 *800 *3.7 sec. *3.9 sec. 193 310 2080 4587
* Sport Chrono Pack/Launch Control
Weight of German versions with standard equipment. DIN weight = car with 90% fuel, no driver, no cargo.

Two months before the market launch of the 970.2, Porsche presented the 100.000th Panamera built. And it was already the new model. So, the press release sounded a little strange as you would have expected to see that the 100.000th Panamera made was the first generation car and not the second generetation car that's market launch is in the future.

2013 May 15: 100.000th Panamera made is already the 970.2, despite its market launch in July 2013© Porsche AG

No manual gearbox

Manual gearbox was discontinued with 970.2 which means the 970.1 S with manual gearbox is a highly valued model among Porsche enthusiasts.


While the 970.1 generation Panamera S and 4S had 4.8V8 engines, the 970.2 generation S and 4S got 3.0V6 twin-turbo engines instead. The standard S/4S is not made for China, where the 3.0 turbo in its detuned version is sold as a base model, called just the "Panamera". For other markets the base model has a 3.6V6 Porsche engine (for comparison, the 3.6V6 in Cayenne is a VW unit). The 3.0V6 Porsche turbo engine was developed in downsizing the 3.6V6 engine. Now when most of the modifications have twin-turbo engines like the Panamera Turbo, something should be done to the naming of these cars. It is such a mess - the standard model in China has a Turbo 3.0, in Europe the Turbo 3.0 is fitted into Panamera S/45 and then there is the Turbo 4.8 top of the line version, but only that is called as Panamera Turbo. Not to speak of the Diesel model, which also could be called as a Panamera Turbo. The GTS is the only facelift 970 to have a normally aspirated V8.

Plug-in hybrid

The 970.2 Hybrid is twice as economical as the 970.1 in terms of fuel consumption, but is even more heavier (+115 kg/253 lb). It is the first plug-in hybrid from Porsche and the marketing department named it Panamera S E-Hybrid. The petrol engine is the old Audi unit with the same 245 kW, but the electrical motor is twice as powerful (from 34 to 70 kW). The Hybrid and Diesel models are available only with Tiptronic and with rear wheel drive. Panamera 4S is cheaper than Hybrid, but you get PDK, 4WD and minus 225 kg/496 lb, which translates into uncomparably better handling, braking and acceleration.

4S or GTS?

The 4S and GTS are more different than before and it is up to a personal taste to drive a 3-litre turbo car or a 4.8-litre normally aspirated one. Porsche has positioned the GTS as a sportier version of the S/4S, despite it being heavier and having the V8 engine that belongs to a cruiser while the S/4S has smaller turbo-engine that suits the sportier drivers.

Turbo S

The Turbo S is equipped in standard with everything Porsche has to offer and is therefore heavier than the Panamera Turbo in standard configuration. In order to not to loose in performance, the new turbochargers were fitted to give 37 kW more power. The injection pressure was increased from 120 bar to 140 bar, pistons were made from a new aluminium alloy and the piston rings were specially coated. Compared to the standard Turbo, torque was increased from 700 to 750 Nm and to 800 Nm under overboost. The overboost function is activated in "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode as well as during kickdown in "Normal" mode. The Turbo S comes in standard with PDCC Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (active roll stabilisation system), PTV+ Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (torque split system for rear wheels for better turn-in during fast cornering), PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, Sport Chrono package (includes Launch Control and overboost function), speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus. 20"wheels, thermal and noise-insulated black-tinted windows, interior lighting package, large rear centre console etc.. The unique four-way rear spoiler was painted in the body colour. Palladium metallic colour is available solely for the Turbo S.

Long wheelbase model

Interesting addition to the model line are the long wheelbase (LWB) cars that the factory calls "Executive"-models. There is a rear-wheel drive Panamera S LWB model made for China, which is not available for other markets. For other markets, long wheelbase is available only together with 4WD. The LWB models are bigger and heavier and they don't represent anything Ferry Porsche had in his mind.

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Optional headlamps with full LED technology© Porsche AG
Front-end of the V6 models incl. Diesel, Hybrid, 4, S and 4S© Porsche AG
Front-end of the V8 models: GTS and Turbo© Porsche AG
Hybrid has neon green brake calipers© Porsche AG
Two-way rear spoiler - from the speed of around 90 kmh/55 mph the rear spoiler deploys and goes into "posers position" which is an intermediate position where it doesn't produce downforce and actually lifts the rear of the car a bit. Only from 205 kmh/127 mph, the spoiler adjusts to a steeper angle and starts to produce downforce.
Flap on the left rear fender is distinctive to the hybrid model. The fuel tank flap is on the right rear fender.© Porsche AG
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The new rear lamp and bumper were guided by Volkswagen's design language© Porsche AG
Long wheelbase Turbo Executive © Porsche AG
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Portable part of the charger© Porsche AG
If you go hybrid, you would want to have the car with as modest tailpipes as possible. Wouldn't you?© Porsche AG
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1-piece rear spoiler and single exhaust pipes of base models© Porsche AG
3-piece rear spoiler of V8 models© Porsche AG
SWB vs. LWB: the difference is 15 cm / 6"
First Porsche vehicle in year 1900 was a hybrid with the same concept of todays hybrid cars. This shows how slowly the world sometimes turns.© Porsche AG
Another shot of the LWB Turbo with full LED headlamps© Porsche AG
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Hybrid is only available with Tiptronic gearbox© Porsche AG
In all-electric mode the top speed is 84 mph / 135 kmh© Porsche AG
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Porsche crests embossed on headrests© Porsche AG
Alcantara of GTS© Porsche AG
15 cm / 6" extended floorpan in the LWB Executive model© Porsche AG
Standard seat vs. adaptive sports seat© Porsche AG
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GTS© Porsche AG
Burmester sound system© Porsche AG
Hybrid system© Porsche AG
The weight of the hybrid system is enormous - the Panamera Hybrid weighs 285 kg/628 lb more than the Panamera S© Porsche AG

Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Exclusive Series

No joke, this is the full name of the long wheelbase special model created by Porsche Exclusive. In addition to standard colours, the Exclusive Series is available in speclal two-colour version: black with fading brown metallic on the sides. The leather is specially punched for this edition and the new entertainment system is introduced. The price is 5 times the price of the Porsche Boxster or 3 times the price of the base Panamera. Production: 100 cars.

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'000' shows it's a prototype © Porsche

Between April 2009 and August 2016, 164.503 Panamera 970 (970.1 + 970.2) were produced.

The last Panamera 970, number 164.503, was a GTS version © Porsche

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Sales catalogues

PDF 2013/04 Panamera, Diesel, 4, Hybrid, S, 4S, GTS, Turbo (14 MB)

PDF 2014/01 Panamera Exclusive (6 MB)

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