Porsche Panamera 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2014 Porsche Panamera
|4S||3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||AWD||7A||4.4 sec||13.0 sec @ 104.6 mph||17/27/23.2 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.4 sec||11.8 sec @ 116.4 mph||15/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.4 sec||11.9 sec @ 114.4 mph||15/24/10.2 mpg||Road & Track|
|Turbo Executive||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.3 sec||11.8 sec @ 118 mph||15/24/16 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo S Executive||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.5 sec||11.7 sec @ 120 mph||15/24/12 mpg||Car and Driver|
2013 Porsche Panamera
|GTS||4.8L V8||AWD||7A||4.0 sec||12.7 sec @ 108 mph||16/23/14 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GTS||4.8L V8||AWD||7A||4.1 sec||12.7 sec @ 107.2 mph||16/23/21 mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Porsche Panamera
|S Hybrid||3.0L Supercharger V6 + Elec 1.7-kWh||RWD||8A||5.2 sec||13.8 sec @ 101.5 mph||22/30/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Turbo S||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.3 sec||11.5 sec @ 122 mph||15/23/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo S||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.5 sec||11.8 sec @ 118 mph||15/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2011 Porsche Panamera
|4||3.6L V6||AWD||7A||5.0 sec||13.8 sec @ 99 mph||18/26/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|4S||4.8L V8||AWD||7A||4.2 sec||12.8 sec @ 108 mph||16/24/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Mansory Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.6 sec||12.0 sec @ 114.8 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.5 sec||11.9 sec @ 114.7 mph||15/23/16.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
|Turbo S||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.4 sec||11.6 sec @ 120.8 mph||15/23/16 mpg||Road & Track|
2010 Porsche Panamera
|4S||4.8L V8||AWD||7A||4.9 sec||13.5 sec @ 105 mph||16/24/16.7 mpg||Motor Week|
|S||4.8L V8||RWD||7A||4.6 sec||13.2 sec @ 109 mph||16/24/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S||4.8L V8||RWD||7A||4.7 sec||13.3 sec @ 107 mph||16/24/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|S||4.8L V8||RWD||7A||5.1 sec||13.5 sec @ 105.8 mph||16/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.3 sec||11.7 sec @ 119 mph||15/23/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.5 sec||11.9 sec @ 117 mph||15/23/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Turbo||4.8L Twin-Turbo V8||AWD||7A||3.4 sec||11.7 sec @ 118 mph||15/23/16.3 mpg||Road & Track|
About Porsche Panamera
The Porsche Panamera is a luxury car that comes in eight trims and can zoom from standstill to 60 miles per hour in just 5.4 seconds. This car also has the speed to sustain a pace of 167 miles per hour.
Although it was met with some criticisms from purists who claimed that a four-door Porsche sedan should not be considered a sports car, the warm public reception on the Panamera has made those criticisms a thing of the past. Simply put, the Porsche Panamera is a model that has caught the attention of the entire motoring world.
Launched in 2009, the Panamera is relatively young. But it has become synonymous with luxurious traveling that Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Gwen Stefani, Andrew Garfield, Kiefer Sutherland, and Eric Dane have been spotted driving around town on this sports car. Other prominent names who are known to own a Porsche Panamera are basketball superstar Dwight Howard, baseball player Andres Torres, and tennis superstar Maria Sharapova.
While there are many high-performance luxury cars in the market, the Panamera has found a niche thanks to its good looks and numerous models to choose from.
The base models of the Panamera are the rear-wheel drive Panamera and Panamera 4, or the shorthand for all-wheel drive. These models are both powered by a 3.6 liter, 320-horsepower V6 engine. These models have a fuel efficiency of 18 miles per hour for city driving and 28 miles per hour for highway driving.
Two other variations, the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, have a 3 liter twin turbo V6 engine with 420 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. These models have a city driving fuel efficiency of 17 mpg and 27 mpg for highway driving.
The Panamera GTS, meanwhile, has a 4.8 liter, V8 engine with 440 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. When used in the city, the sports car averages 16 miles per gallon and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The Panamera Turbo has the same engine but with 520 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, with a fuel economy average of 15 miles per gallon for city driving and 24 miles per gallon for highway driving.
Meanwhile, the Panamera Turbo S also has a 4.8 liter engine with 570 horsepower and 553 pound feet of torque. On the highway, it can average around 24 miles per gallon and for city driving, about 15 miles per gallon. Then there’s the hybrid Panamera S with its 3 liter V6 engine and hybrid electric motor that dishes out 416 horsepower and 435 pound-feet of torque.
In terms of looks, it cannot be denied that the Panemara is a Porsche given its stretched oval headlamps that is characteristic of the other Porsche models. It also has a trunk space measuring 15.3 cubic feet which is quite generous for a sports car. The Panamera sits four adults, and its interior looks impressive enough to give BMW and Mercedes-Benz a run for their money. The only beef most auto experts have on the Panamera is its limited headroom.
The dashboard has a seven-inch, high definition touch screen which shows the Porsche Communication Manager. This system packs the car audio, communication, and navigation functions into one user-friendly interface. Also included in the PCM are a 40 gigabyte hardrive, Bluetooth connectivity and USB port. The functions of the PCM can be controlled by buttons or an integrated voice recognition program.
Owners can customize their Panamera by opting for trim surfaces like aluminum, carbon fiber and wood, as well as choose from a number of upholstery colors. Other additional options include premium audio systems, LED lights, ceramic brakes, a bigger fuel tank, heated steering wheel, cruise control, and fire extinguisher.
All Porsche Panamera trims get a lot of praises for their fast acceleration and sufficient power. But many are praising Porsche for its twin turbo V6 engine that is more fuel efficient than the V8 engine, aside from pulling with more authority. Likewise, the Panamera trims are well-loved for their quick shifting, seven speed dual-clutch transmission. Panamera models are likewise noted for their firm suspension, precise steering, and powerful brakes.
This super luxury car would cost you at least $80,000 up to $190,000, depending on the various add-ons you put. It is ranged against other luxury car models like the Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Maserati Quattroporte, and the BMW 7. The high-performance Turbo S is pitted against the BMW M5, Ashton Martin Rapide S, and MB S63 AMG.
There are a lot of things going for the Porsche Panamera, such as its potent acceleration, first-class steering, and exquisite interiors. Perhaps the only minor issue that people would have with it is the limited headroom at the back. But overall, the car is certainly worth its very hefty price tag.
To view more information about Porsche Panamera, visit the official Porsche website.