Visually, the Panamera and Panamera 4 models can be identified by 18-inch “Panamera” wheels, black brake callipers, two exhaust outlets and side window frames painted in matt black.
The new Panamera is distinguished by the double lamellae of the front side air intakes. They are black – just like the rear diffuser – while the new Panamera 4 features double titanium-coloured lamellae and a special diffuser.
On the power side, the Panamera and Panamera 4 feature a new 3.6-litre atmospheric V6 with direct fuel injection (DFI) and VarioCam Plus, original equipment. This powerful and dynamic engine develops 300 hp (220 kW) and 400 Nm of torque. To transmit this power to the rear axle, the new Panamera is assisted by a 6-speed mechanical gearbox. The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) with Stop-Start function is available as an option. The gear change is then ultra-fast, virtually without torque failure – for high performance and comfort and low fuel consumption.
The future Porsche 2019 and 2020 models
In Porsche’s words, 2018 saw “a new peak in deliveries”. The quarter million mark was exceeded, with a year-on-year gain of 4%. The WLTP standard was and remains a major problem for the company, as sales in Europe have collapsed in recent months.
As 2019 unfolds, Porsche, as well as the Volkswagen Group brands similarly affected by the problems associated with the WLTP tests, will inevitably see its European-wide sales return to normal levels. This year should also see a year full of new features, as the range of 911 variants of type 992 is extended. Replacements for the 718 series cars are also expected to be announced, and we will see the electric Taycan.