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10. 2017 Porsche Panamera

The 2017 Porsche Panamera is sporting a new interior and exterior design and raising performance standards with its new 8-speed transmission. The new design resembles an elongated Porsche 911. Talk about a car with a lot of options, when shopping for one you should probably start at the dealer.  You can compare the Panamera to the BMW 7-series xDrive. They are both large 4-door sedans with comparable standard equipment. The Porsche offers a slightly better value with a starting price that is around $8,000 less.

The Panamera is offered in a series of trims and categories. The regular, if you dare call any of these regular, Panamera is offered in the following trims:

  • Panamera $85,000
  • Panamera 4 standard AWD $89,600
  • Panamera 4 Sport Turismo standard AWD, price TBA
  • Panamera 4 Executive standard AWD $96,300
  • Panamera 4S standard AWD $99,900
  • Panamera 4S Sport Turismo standard AWD, price TBA
  • Panamera 4S Executive standard AWD $113,900

The Porsche Panamera 4 is powered by a 2.9L turbo V6 with 330 HP. It comes standard with features such as a 12.3” touchscreen, navigation, and front heated seats. The 4S and Executive take performance up a notch with a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 and 440 HP.

Porsche Traction Management all-wheel drive technology works effortlessly to constantly monitor and balance the vehicle. The new Panamera design runs closer to the ground with an elongated wheelbase making it 1.3-inches longer. The interior is built for luxury and comfort, the backseat runs as smooth as the front. Porsche also has five Panamera trims available with E-Hybrid technology and three trims available with advanced Turbo technology.

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