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(2014 – 2016) Porsche Panamera Turbo – The Ultimate Guide

The Porsche Panamera Turbo got an update at the same time as the rest of the Panamera lineup for the 2014 model year. The Panamera facelift was unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show in 2013 while the Turbo version was introduced in January 2014.

The big news for 2014 was the introduction of an all-new Panamera Turbo executive model. The latter featured a 15 cm (5.9”) longer wheelbase than the Turbo. It was built to offer more legroom in the back. Strangely though, it was built especially for the Chinese market, where the long-wheelbase version of a car, any car, was considered an executive car by default.

Inside, the manufacturer installed the PCM (Porsche Communication Management) for the infotainment system. It supported Apple CarPlay connectivity, but its compatibility with Android phones was limited. The tachometer was mounted in the middle of the instrument cluster, with a round TFT display on its right side, where the navigation system could have been shown, as well as other on-board computer information.

The 2014 Panamera Turbo got the same twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 unit but now with more power. Power was 520 hp instead of 500 hp and it was coupled to the same 7-speed (PDK – double-clutch) automatic gearbox as before, but with a different final drive ratio. The Turbo was fitted with the PTM (Porsche Traction Management) all-wheel-drive system. With the Porsche Chrono Package, the car received an extra boost when needed.

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