2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Porsche is further expanding its Panamera lineup with the addition of a new Turbo S version, that is more powerful and more luxurious than any other model in the lineup. It is offered in two version — Turbo S and Turbo S Executive — and will make its world debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
When compared to a Panamera Turbo, the new Turbo S version delivers an extra 50 horsepower, meaning that it will eat up track a little faster than the Turbo. What’s more, the new Turbo S is 11 percent more fuel efficient than the 2013 Turbo S model.
With the new Executive version, professional that do a lot of work in the back of their car can enjoy extra legroom, thanks to a 15 cm (5.9-inch) wheelbase increase.
On the U.S. market the new Turbo S is priced from $180,300 and the Executive version from $200,500.
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2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S
Horsepower @ RPM:570 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM:553 @ 5000
0-60 time:3.6 sec.
Top Speed:192 mph
The new Turbo S version will be offered with an exclusive Palladium metallic paint that provides an extra level of luxury and elegance. The Executive version features a wheelbase increased by 15 cm (5.90 inches) to help add some extra legroom in the rear of the performance sedan.
Porsche distinguishes the new Turbo S model from the rest of the Panamera lineup with a set of 20-inch, 911 Turbo II wheels and a body-color, four-way rear spoiler.
The new Panamera Turbo S is all about luxury and style on the inside. The interior comes standard with two-tone leather furnishings combined with a special Dark Burl Walnut package that adds red decor for a cool styling effect.
The front seats come standard with 14-way, power adjustment, so even the tallest of passengers is assure awesome comfort. Buyers can order the front seats with 18-way adjustment and a memory package that retains details on the seat surface extension, lumbar support and power-adjustable steering column.
In the rear, the seats are separated by a folding central armrest. On the Executive model, the rear seats offer an extra 12 cm (4.72 inches) of extra legroom.
Under its hood, the new Turbo S keeps the same engine found in the 2014 Panamera Turbo, but it received some updates so it now delivers an extra 50 horsepower. As a result, the 4.8-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine now delivers a total of 570 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 553 pound-feet delivered between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm. There is also an overboost function that will increase it to 590 pound-feet.
Without overboost, the 2014 Panamera Turbo S has 20 more horsepower than ts predecessor, plus it is 11 percent more fuel efficient, according to Porsche. With the overboost in play, the Panamera’s torque is now 37 pound-feet higher than the 2013 model.
The power travels through an optimized transmission — no details on the specifics — on its way out to all four wheels.
The standard Panamera Turbo S can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, while in the Executive version, because of the increased wheelbase, does the same sprint in 3.7 seconds. Both versions hit a top speed of 192 mph.
Porsche is also offering an optional sports exhaust system that will offer the driver the ability to get the sound of motorsport whenever they wish.
|Engine||4.8-Liter, Twin-Turbocharged V-8|
|Output (HP @ RPM)||570 @ 6,000|
|Max Torque (LB-=FT @ RPM)||590 (553 W/O Overboost) @ 2250 - 5,000|
|Drive Setup||All-Wheel Drive|
|Acceleration (0-100 KM/H [62 MPH])||3.6 Sec. (3.7 Sec W/ Executive)|
|Top Speed||192 MPH|
Suspension and Brakes
The chassis of the new Turbo S version is equipped with all the assistance features offered by all the other Panamera versions. The models gets standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system that adjusts the damper forces, and adapts them to suit road conditions and driving style. The PATM offers three driving modes — Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus — giving the driver a driving experience that ranges from leisurely to aggressive. .
The model is also be equipped with PTV Plus and PDCC, two systems that will improve vehicle balance via dynamic roll moment distribution.
A race-tested ceramic brake system with yellow-painted brake calipers do the stopping, and an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock with variable locking effect helps keep the Turbo S from losing traction.
On the U.S. market the new Porsche Panamera Turbo S is priced from $180,300 and the Turbo S Executive version from $200,500.
|2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S||$180,300|
|2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive||$200,500|
The 2014 CLS 63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 550 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. This is a little less than the new Panamera Turbo S, but its 0-to-60 mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds is in line with the Executive version.
The CLS 63 AMG has a huge advantage of being considerably cheaper than the Panamera at only $99,500.
Rapide S is a competitor with a nearly identical horsepower and price. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.0-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 558 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and a peak torque of 457 pound-feet delivered at 5,000 rpm. The deficiency in torque — 96 pound-feet without overboost and 133 pound-feet with the Panamera’s overboost — really drags down its sprint times, as it takes 4.9 seconds to hit 60 mph. That’s a snail’s pace in relative to the Panamera Turbo S.
Prices are also in the $200k area.
With the extra power in tow, the new Panamera Turbo S is aiming for customers looking for a high-end luxury sedan that delivers huge amounts of luxury, but that can also throw down with a supercar now and again. It looks like Porsche definitely hit the nail squarely on the head with this one.