2018 Porsche Panamera Model Review, Specs, Pricing & Trims

2018 Porsche Panamera

The 2018 Porsche Panamera is everything you didn’t even know you wanted in a luxury sedan, or maybe didn’t even know you needed. Sportscar handling in a 4,100 lb full-size sedan, Burmester Audio System and Plug-in Hybrid — The Porsche Panamera was the first to deliver these qualities in a luxury sedan. For 2018 it continues to redefine the segment. Maybe Car & Driver put it best when it called the Panamera “A Driver’s Car in a Segment that Prioritizes Passengers”, or maybe other expert opinions better capture the contradiction that is the Porsche Panamera:

What the Critics Say

“The Panamera has finally evolved, and is a welcomed improvement over the previous generation” — Top Speed

“The wide stance and the sloping roof line add a muscular look. All told, its design language builds a strong link to Porsche’s iconic 911.” — Left Lane News

What’s New for 2018

In the 2018 Porsche Panamera lineup, the E-Hybrid Panamera is the pinnacle of Panamera performance. The 2018 Panamera S E-Hybrid is powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine paired with an electric motor and a 14-kWh lithium-ion battery that combines to produce 680 horsepower.

Maybe the most surprising contradiction is the the addition of the Sport Turismo. In the words of AutoGuide.com: “Let’s cut right to the chase: The 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is a wagon. It’s sleek and sexy and stunning, an outrageously beautiful example of automotive design. But it’s still a wagon… and it might be the perfect Porsche.”

Whats New

Porsche Panamera Features

Panamera Engine

Tremendous Power

Without a doubt, Porsche spoils you with engines in the Panamera lineup. It begins with the base model that is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo V6 that pumps out 330 horsepower and has 331 lb-ft of torque. The “S” models add a turbocharged 2.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that pumps out 550 horsepower and has 576 lb-ft of torque.

The Panamera E-Hybrid versions add horsepower and torque from an electric motor producing an additional 136 horsepower and 295 lf-ft of torque to either the base 3.0-liter V6 engine or, in the case of the Panamera Turbo S E Hybrid, adding that additional power and torque to the same twin-turbo V8 found in the Panamera Turbo S. Increasing the total horsepower to a heart-pumping 680 horsepower.

Ingenious Interior

The Panamera is sporty for an outing at the racetrack, but comfortable for a long road trip in a party of four. Its ingenious features are centered on the driver and on performance, but doesn’t forget about the wellbeing of passengers. The Porsche Communication Management includes a 12-inch high-resolution touchscreen display and is your central control for audio, navigation and communication. Porsche Connect maximizes your connectivity by offering access to your favorite smartphone apps and allows you to set up navigation from your phone to the in-car display.

Passengers will enjoy a cinematic experience in the second row, thanks to the Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment that provides two 10-inch touchscreen displays and connection to Porsche Management Communication. When you drive a dynamic sports car, you’ll not only want cutting-edge technology to match, but long-distance comfort as well. The heated and ventilated leather seats with an available massage function will deliver just that.


Porsche Panamera Trims & Specs

For 2018, the Panamera comes in 4 ‘base’ configurations.

  • The Panamera: The rear wheel drive entry to the Panamera range.
  • The Panamera 4: Adds All Wheel Drive capability.
  • Panamera 4 Sport Turismo: Wagon versatility combined with Panamera luxury.
  • Panamera Turbo: Range-topping performance of the Panamera line-up.

Note that every Panamera (except the base model) also comes in an “S” version, as well as E-Hybrid versions, and with the exception of the base Panamera, all variants come with all-wheel drive. For example, at the top of the Panamera range is the Panamera S E-Hybrid.



Starting MSRP $85,000

  • 3.0-liter Turbo V6 Engine Producing 330 Horsepower
  • 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung with Auto Start Stop
  • 331 lb-ft Torque
  • 0-60 in 5.4 Seconds
  • Rear Wheel Drive
Panamera 4

Panamera 4

Starting MSRP $89,600

  • 3.0-liter Turbo V6 Engine Producing 330 Horsepower
  • 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung with Auto Start Stop
  • 331 lb-ft Torque
  • 0-60 in 5.2 Seconds
  • All Wheel Drive
Panamera Turbo

Panamera Turbo

Starting MSRP $150,000

  • 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Engine Producing 550 Horsepower
  • 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung with Auto Start Stop
  • 567 lb-ft Torque
  • 0-60 in 3.6 Seconds
  • All Wheel Drive
Panamera 4 Sport

Panamera 4 Sport Turismo

Starting MSRP $96,200

  • 3.0-liter Turbo V6 Engine Producing 330 Horsepower
  • 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung with Auto Start Stop
  • 331 lb-ft Torque
  • 0-60 in 5.2 Seconds
  • All Wheel Drive

Three easy paths to experience the new Porsche Panamera for yourself:

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