The design of the new Panamera is a bridge to the Porsche 911
The new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is based on the second generation of this model line. The car is 5,049 millimetres long, 1,937 millimetres wide (excluding exterior mirrors) and 1,427 millimetres tall. The wheelbase measures 2,950 mm. The wheelbase of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive measures 3,100 mm; the Executive model is 5,199 mm long and 1,432 mm tall. In both body versions, the car’s long length and width, combined with its comparatively low height, result in an exceptionally dynamic vehicle design. The team working with Porsche Head of Design Michael Mauer used these proportions to develop the Panamera – a sports car in a class of saloons.
Prominent wings and a sports-car-style power dome
Front: The Panamera is a wide Gran Turismo of impressive proportions. The visual effect is amplified by the A-shaped air intake at the front of the car At the same time, a precisely designed crossbar in the radiator grille emphasises the width. The arrow-shaped bonnet has a long and low aesthetic thanks to the unique contours of the power dome, with lines reaching down to the bumper. The flat frontal design of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is possible thanks to its compact plug-in hybrid drive. To the left and right of the power dome, the high-precision contoured wings – one of the most recognisable Porsche design characteristics – flow from the bonnet. The LED headlights – available in three versions with four-point LED daytime running lights – create a sophisticated look.
Roof with charismatic Porsche flyline
Silhouette: With its dynamic sloping roof, the sides of the car reflect the typical sports car silhouette. At the rear, this sloping roof flows into the charismatic Porsche flyline – a unique design characteristic used on all Porsche coupés. The two clear lines running along the side of the roof create a lowering effect. The unique side windows appear to form a single, uninterrupted unit, in a deliberate aesthetic reference to the familiar lines of the Porsche 911. The doors and wings are three-dimensional; convex and concave shapes exploit natural light to create a muscled, rippling surface. The air outlets behind the front wheels are an integral part of the design. The edges of the angled wheel arches are another powerful design feature, drawing the eye to the 21-inch alloy wheels – standard in the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid and the Executive version – underneath.
LED light strip and 4-way rear spoiler
From behind the car, it becomes crystal clear that the Panamera is a four-door coupé rather than a conventional saloon. The greenhouse – the roof, roof pillars and windows – is supported on strong, wide shoulders: A clear Panamera characteristic that is unequivocally sports car. From the rear, the most distinctive feature by far – alongside the three-dimensional Porsche lettering – is the three-dimensional LED rear light system with integrated four-point brake lights; the rear lights are connected by a narrow strip of LEDs. All of these elements combine to form a unique and unmistakeable night design. Integrated seamlessly into the standard electronic tailgate is the retractable rear spoiler, which is now in the same colour as the main body of the car. When extended, the four-way wing of the top-of-the-range model splits, increasing its surface area. Along the bottom edge of the rear is a diffusor, with the brushed stainless steel twin tailpipes of the exhaust system integrated into its left and right ends.