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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)

 © Porsche AG

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.

Engines

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.

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