Porsche updates Panamera lineup in India, prices start at Rs 1.45 crore
Porsche India has rejigged the Panamera lineup in the country, with the base rear wheel drive Panamera now being the entry point to the range, in lieu of the erstwhile Panamera 4 priced at Rs 1.49 cr. Prices now start at Rs 1.45 crore, going up to Rs 2.43 crore (all prices ex-showroom) for the most powerful model in the range, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, a new model for India. Deliveries for the new models are set to begin currently.
The range starts with the Panamera, powered by a 2.9-litre biturbo V6 with 330PS/450Nm, while stepping up to the GTS gets you a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 with 480PS/620Nm. The Turbo S outputs are upped as well, with its 4.0-litre biturbo V8 now producing 630PS and 820Nm, an increase of 80PS and 50Nm over the previous Turbo flagship. Performance, similarly, sees an over half a second drop in the 0-100kmph run, with the Turbo S only needing 3.1s for the feat now.
However, the flagship Panamera is now the Turbo S E-Hybrid, combining 571PS from the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 with a 136PS integrated starter motor, for a total of 700PS, and up to 59km of electric-only driving courtesy the 17.9kWh onboard battery. All the models feature updated Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for the standard air suspension, with the option to add Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus).
Panamera - Rs 1.45 cr
Panamera GTS - Rs 1.86 cr
Panamera Turbo S - Rs 2.12 cr
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid - Rs 2.43 cr
As with all new Porsches (the Panamera was updated internationally mid-2020), the visual updates are subtle, and the starting variants feature the previously optional Sport Design front end, with its body-coloured nose, wider air intake grilles and single-bar lights above the larger cooling apertures in the bumper. GTS models get slightly darkened rear light clusters as specified in the Exclusive Design package, to help differentiate themselves. The new Turbo S model is differentiated by the even larger side air intake vents, and C-shaped double-bar light modules. All models feature a subtly revamped light strip at the rear, while the LED lighting elements in the tail lights are also revised.
Further, the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment has been updated with wireless Apple CarPlay, improved Voice Pilot voice commands, and a host of standard passive safety systems, such as the LED matrix headlights, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.
Starts Rs 1.45 Crore