(2014 – 2016) Porsche Panamera S Executive – The Ultimate Guide
As part of the mid-cycle Panamera refresh, Porsche introduced two “Executive” models. The Panamera 4S Executive and the Panamera Turbo Executive. These variants had especially high standards for space, ambience and ride comfort. The wheelbase and passenger compartment were extended by 15 centimetres, and both of these dimensions directly benefit comfort in the rear seating area, since the body was extended behind the B pillar in the long version. For one, this means larger doors for more comfortable entry, and for another even more leg room in front of the two rear bucket seats.
Both the Panamera 4S Executive and the Panamera Turbo Executive have powerful and superior engines. Power transmission is handled by the Porsche Doppelkupplung, which is distinguished by its very comfortable shifts. The all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM) system ensures the best possible traction at all times. The chassis was also systematically tuned for comfort and features a standard air suspension and the very comfortably tuned active damper system PASM.
The exteriors of the Executive models give an impression of understated elegance and sport numerous features for exclusive ride comfort. For example, the standard automatic soft-close system draws the doors gently into their locking mechanisms with servo support. Low-noise and thermally insulated window glass ensures a pleasant ambience in all outdoor conditions. Privacy glass, also standard, guards against unwanted looks. The electric slide/tilt glass sunroof extends climate comfort, and park assist simplifies car handling.
In the interior, passengers can expect an all-round comfortable ambience. Interior space was increased by six additional degrees of adjustment angle on the rear seat backrests, and by a twelve centimetre longer foot area that offers more leg room. The standard comfort seats at the rear with comfort head restraints are individually adjustable. Along with electric four-way lumbar support they feature both an electric backrest adjustment and electric longitudinal seat adjustment. Providing for a pleasant ambience in the rear seating area is a lighting package that focuses on the rear passenger compartment; it features footwell illumination, illuminated door storage bins and dimmable lighting in the roof console. It also offers passengers two additional reading spots.
The standard three-stage control of seat heating and seat ventilation, with separate front and rear control, assures seating comfort that can be optimally adjusted year round. The four-zone automatic climate control system provides a high level of personal travel comfort with climate zones that are individually adjustable at each seating location. Besides offering additional storage space and an armrest, the large centre console also has a 230 Volt accessory outlet (or 110 Volt depending on the specific market). This lets rear passengers charge electronic devices during the drive or supply power to them directly from the electrical system. Electric roll-up sun blinds for the side windows and the rear windscreen offer additional sun protection and privacy as needed. The Panamera Executive models are further differentiated by “executive” signatures applied in the rear seating area and on the brushed aluminium door sill guards. The interior is rounded out by leather upholstery in one of five standard colours.