First Look: Porsche Panamera Interior
A first look inside a Porsche Panamera
13th February, 2009
Porsche for the first time presents the innovative interior concept of the
Panamera four door sedan. The addition to the Porsche range of performance cars will go on sale in Europe on 12th
September, 2009, and will be available in its top versions with V8 power units and an interior ambience distinguished by
its luxurious and high technology features.
With a continuous centre console that extends from the fascia to the rear seating area, the Panamera offers a new
spatial concept for the driver and all passengers featuring ergonomic seating with an individual cockpit-like
environment for all four seats. The low seating position and the sporting, low-slung steering wheel ensure that direct
feeling for the road so typical of a Porsche. As well as providing an optimum seating position for the driver, the
Porsche Panamera provides a generous, roomy interior with adequate head and legroom for all occupants; unique qualities
in a sporting car yet essential for grand touring.
The Panamera will offer customers countless opportunities for individual interior personalisation, with numerous
options and possibilities to customise the car to his or her choice. Smooth and natural leathers are available in a total
of 13 colour and material combinations, including four two-tone options that can be combined wherever required with seven
optional interior trim finishes including exclusive materials such as carbon fibre and Natural Olive wood.
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The Porsche Panamera offers comprehensive levels of safety courtesy of driver and front passenger airbags, curtain
airbags as well as – on the front seats – side and knee airbags, all ensuring maximum protection as standard features in
the event of an accident. Side airbags are available for the rear seats as an optional feature.
The comfort seats featured as standard in the Panamera S and 4S are of a sporting style, and can be adjusted
electrically in eight different directions for optimum comfort. In the rear, two individual seats - with a folding centre
armrest - provide generous legroom and headroom. The Panamera Turbo combines electric seat adjustment with a Comfort
Memory Package not only for the seat functions but also the electrically adjustable steering column. Further alternatives
such as adaptive sports seats or rear comfort seats with powered adjustment to a wide range of different positions are
likewise available as options.
Four-zone automatic air conditioning is available as a further option, providing individual adjustment of temperature,
blower intensity and air distribution for each seat.
The new Panamera is the first Porsche to offer the most supreme standard of in-car audio quality, with the option of a
High-End Surround Sound System from Burmester, the renowned Berlin audio specialist. Never before has such a large,
acoustically effective experience been included in a new vehicle concept from the start, and subsequently implemented in
the production vehicle.
The Burmester audio features more than 2,400 square centimetres of ‘sound membranes’ to deliver an audio experience
very similar to that of a live concert. A total of 16 loud speakers masterminded by 16 amplifier channels with an overall
output of more than 1,000 watts provide a unique sound, complemented by an active subwoofer together with a 300 W Class D
The superior, yet practical, driving qualities of the Panamera are borne out clearly by the luggage compartment. After
opening the rear lid, the driver and passengers are able to conveniently stow four suitcases behind the rear seats – the
convenient loading height means they can be placed into the luggage compartment in an upright position for easy access.
The luggage compartment capacity in the Panamera S and 4S is 445 litres, maximum stowage in the Panamera Turbo is 432
litres – and with the rear seat back rests folded, luggage capacity increases to an ample 1,250 litres.
Initially, the Panamera is entering the market with V8 power units only, featuring either rear or all-wheel drive. The
Porsche Panamera S is powered by a 4.8-litre V8 developing a maximum output of 294 kW. Power is transmitted to the rear
wheels by a six speed manual transmission as standard, or the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK)
double-clutch gearbox can be specified as an option.
The Porsche Panamera features Direct Fuel Injection engine technology, low-friction drive systems and light weight
bodyshells for optimum efficiency. Furthermore, offered in combination with the PDK transmission is the new Porsche Auto
Start Stop function. This automatically switches off and restarts the engine when stationary to further reduce fuel
consumption and emissions – for example, at traffic lights or in congestion.
Porsche's new Panamera will be released this year
The Panamera S, when fitted with the PDK option, can accelerate to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and on to a top speed of
283 km/h (where legal, such as a race track). Combined fuel consumption to the EU5 standard, in turn, is 10.8 liter/100 km
and the Co2 emission rating is a quite high 253 grammes/kilometre.
The Porsche Panamera 4S also features the 4.8-litre V8 developing 294 kW, with engine power conveyed to all four wheels
via the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 5.0 seconds, top speed is 282 km/h.
Fuel consumption to the EU5 standard is 11.1 litre/100 kilometre and CO2 emissions are 260 g/km.
At the head of the Porsche Panamera line-up is the Panamera Turbo, offering a twin-turbo 4.8-litre V8 developing 500
368 kW, with power transmitted again by the Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK). With all-wheel drive as standard, the
Panamera Turbo accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 303 km/h. Fuel consumption in the EU
combined cycle is 12.2 litre/100 km and Co2 emissions are 286 g/km.
The Porsche Panamera will go on sale in Australia during October this year.
Local prices (RRP) for the Panamera models are expected to be:
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