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Porsche Panamera 970.2 (2013-2016)
Date of unveil of official photos: April 3, 2013
Premiere: April 20, 2013 Auto China press day
World market launch: July 27, 2013 (as 2014 model)
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Between April 2009 and August 2016, 164.503 Panamera 970 (970.1 + 970.2) were produced.
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