In the cultured atmosphere of the new luxury sports sedan segment here in the Hardeeville area, options for an athletic drive-time surely abound. But few have been able to match wits with the time-honored and mettle-tested Porsche Panamera. One of our favorite sports cars returns to Porsche of Hilton Head for a new 2018 model year, and in a speed demon's choice of trims we're sure will appeal to enthusiasts from Savannah, GA to Bluffton and Beaufort and beyond. From the Panamera base through Panamera 4 and 4 Sport Turismo to the premium Panamera 4 Executive and 4S variants of each, the 2018 Panamera remains a model balancing track-inspired performance and distance-going efficiency, thrilling drive dynamics and inviting comfort, spaciousness and cutting-edge technological appointment.
Your Panamera experience begins with a hallmark aesthetic holding the promise of an adrenalized thrill-ride a world apart from the rest. Wide, silver-accented front air intakes and side skirts give way to high-gloss silver front-fender air outlets evincing both aerodynamics and timeless Porsche style. Step inside, and you'll find an interior completely redesigned according to the Porsche Advanced Cockpit concept, with a Direct Touch Control center console seamlessly integrating with a wide, flat dash that incorporates a high-resolution 12-inch Porsche Communication Management (PCM) touchscreen display. Alongside a modern instrument cluster with a performance-minded, centrally located analog tachometer, two high-resolution screens deliver important metrics at a glance, from virtual instrumentation to maps and more.
Explore the new Panamera cabin further, and a rear touchscreen for passengers presents, upgradable for the height of the pleasure cruise with an optional Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment System. Options in select trims of four-zone climate control, a panoramic roof and rear roll-up sunblind, and power-adjustable heated rear seating with comfort headrests, brought to a coda by available soft-close doors, help create the ideal atmosphere from entry to exit. Porsche Connect remote app functionality even integrates your jet-setting lifestyle with the mobility of the digital age, enabling control of a variety of vehicle functions. A compact-design eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission lays in wait for the ride. It's time to hit the road.
In the new 2018 Porsche Panamera, we think you'll find there are no limits, whether road or track, that can't be surpassed. Opt for a trim sporting either rear-wheel drive or Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive and excitement appears on the horizon.
All atop a sprawling, 6-inch-longer wheelbase, 2018 Panamera tech like Porsche 4D Chassis Control keeps the ride limber and responsive, analyzing pitch, roll, and yaw for real-time performance adjustment. New Panamera models building in Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (PDCC Sport) with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) add precision high-speed cornering and turn-in to the mix, and an available three-chamber adaptive air suspension and rear-axle steering help keep handling a breeze. You can even tailor the drive to your predilections in models incorporating Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) -- three electronic damping control modes, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus, help make the magic happen. Factor in 19-inch wheels with high-performance summer tires, with expansive 21-inch options available to own the road, as well as driver assistance systems like Porsche InnoDrive and the stopping power of an optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system. The result is clear: a driveway-to-highway ride quality of near-Formula-1 equipoise.
Eager to experience the new 2018 Panamera for yourself? Our Hardeeville, SC Porsche dealer will be delighted to oblige, and with a personal test-drive grand tour. You're welcome to peruse the extensive new Porsche lineup here on our website, and when you're ready to take the plunge, be sure to stop by and see us here at Porsche of Hilton Head. We look forward to meeting you!
The new Porsche Panamera heads out the gate with the spirit of a 330-horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine under the hood, pushing a high-performance 331 pound-feet of torque for professional turns and pull. That means the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.4 seconds (5.2 with Sport Chrono) and a top track speed of 164 mph. Plus, the 2018 Panamera base incorporates rear-wheel drive for excellent handling, with smooth shifts afforded by a standard eight-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission with high-efficiency Auto Start-Stop functionality. Factor in a sport braking system with six- and four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers atop 19-inch Panamera wheels, and you ride gains exceptional stopping power. Fuel economy weighs in at up to 21 city mpg, 28 highway mpg, and 24 mpg combined. What's more, the new 2018 Panamera includes Porsche Communication Management (PCM) standard, with built-in navigation and Connect Plus support.
The step up to 2018 Panamera 4 brings with it impeccable stability credentials and a command of terrain and weather thanks to standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive. What's more, the new Panamera 4 shaves off a touch of speed-up time for the road warrior, enabling zero to 60 mph in as little as 5.2 seconds, or 5.0 seconds with Sport Chrono. That's with a fuel efficiency to remain respectable, at up to 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined.
Reach the 2018 Panamera 4 Sport Turismo trim, and take advantage of a few luxury appointments to impress. An accommodating 4+1 seating concept builds in heating, offering the height of comfort for your excursion that only a panoramic roof system admitting a touch of natural beauty can enhance. The new Porsche sports car's cargo capacity makes gains, offering approximately 18.3 cubic feet for the commute or road trip and reaching up to 49.0 cubic feet with seating folded. The new Panamera 4 Sport Turismo even features Internet-connected navigation to simplify arriving at your destination with turn-by-turn convenience.
Our automaker's new Panamera 4 Executive channels both sport-driving prowess and premium perks, with an Adaptive Air Suspension with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) to tailor the ride as well as heated eight-way power rear seating flanked by a power sunblind to cater to passenger comfort.
Reaching for the apex of the new Porsche Panamera line, 2018 Panamera 4S models much of what one could hope for in a new Porsche sports sedan. A 440-horsepower, 2.9-liter, twin-turbo V6 engine excelling at 405 pound-feet of torque helps set your sights on new vistas of performance driving. Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive dovetails with an Adaptive Air Suspension, and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) reins it in to your tastes and preferences. Top off the trifecta with standard 19-inch Panamera S wheels, and you can count on zero-to-60-mph acceleratory capability in as little as 4.2 seconds, or 4.0 using Sport Chrono. What's more, that's still retaining an appreciable fuel economy of up to 21 mpg across the city and 28 mpg down the highway.
In the footsteps of its Panamera 4 Sport Turismo sibling, the 2018 Panamera 4S Sport Turismo brings together 4+1-concept heated seats, a panoramic roof, a sprawling luggage compartment and rear interior, and the directional support of Internet-connected navigation. However, many of the excellent upgrades of the 2018 Panamera 4S trim come along for the ride.
At the top of the new Porsche Panamera line for 2018, Panamera 4S Executive takes your racer-evocative ride to a whole new luxury level, incorporating much of the prior Panamera 4S feature lineup. Avail yourself of standout tech like rear-axle steering and Power Steering Plus to deliver an exciting cruise as you reach speeds of up to 60 mph in as little as 4.1 to 4.3 seconds. That's with an enthusiast's fuel economy to boot – up to 21 city mpg, 28 highway mpg, and 23 combined mpg.