(2013 – 2014) Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive – The Ultimate Guide
The big news for 2014 was the introduction of an all-new Panamera Turbo executive model. It 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.
Basically, the Executive Panamera is an excuse for Porsche to elongate a Panamera Turbo by nearly six inches for an extra $19,800. Porsche is stretching Panameras to satisfy the Chinese markets where the Panamera is more likely to be chosen as a chauffeur car. That is also why all the Panamera’s extra inches go to the rear-seat passengers. Like a normal Panamera, there are two seats and a center console covered with buttons. What gives the long wheelbase away is a doorsill that reads, “Executive,” and it is clear there is a lot more legroom.
The Executive version of the Panamera Turbo got the same twin-turbo 4.8-liter V8 unit as the non-executive Panamera Turbo. Power was 520 hp and it was coupled to a superb 7-speed (PDK – double-clutch) automatic gearbox.