Eight months in and the turbo Panamera continues to delight. Thus far no problems to report. Car fires up with the usual Porsche exhaust rush and with the sport button pressed the throttle and transmission are poised for fun driving. Sport plus is held in reserve for those special occasions when there is a worthy vehicle to offer a challenge. Still could use a stronger exhaust note to round out the sensory thrill of G forces on your back. The ultimate four seat luxury sports car that will out run all but a few mega priced cars.
Burmeister radio, PDK sports buttons, buttons rather than attention wasting computer scrolling.
Enhance exhaust note and build the GT coupe with a sleeker fastback and say goodbye to Aston Rapide forever.
The early reviews that ridiculed the Panamera external styling were way off base. Granted, there are some color combinations that would be less than flattering but that doesn't condemn the whole line. I've had at least twenty strangers approach me to compliment the looks of the car (dark blue ext. natural tones interior). More importantly, the performance is mind boggling. Comfort features are extremely refined. Multiple driving modes change the car's performance personality at the touch of a button. All and all close to perfect.
Next time have an open bar and free food for the reviewers.
What a fantastic and practical car. I have now done 5000 miles in it and have experienced no problems. I do not know how it is possible to get this fantastic performance out of the same engine that also gives me 29 miles per gallon on the open road at 80 mph. The car is very practical as well and serves my requirements for a sports car, family car as well as station wagon.
I hope I am not writing this review too soon, picked up the car last week. Traded in a Audi A8L for this beast. Performs well on the road. Difficult to maintain the speed limit. The Panamera style and performance has lived up to expectation. Interior styling compared to BMW and MB in my opinion beats both. The center console is a bit much, to many buttons and controls. The Sport Chrono package significantly improves the performance at high speeds. Porsche should build in a standard radar system or allow an option for one. Missing the GPS support such as GM On star or MB embrace. Paid 154k with lo-jack and tire/rim protection. The car get plenty of attention on the road. Happy @ 125 MPH!
Sport Chrono, NAV, Ipod integration, rear fin styling. The interior cabin and abundant leg room for this 6'6'' driver. Power shades. Paddles on the steering wheel.
Options list drains needlessly your wallet. bring the price down to let others enjoy the pleasure.
This car has the nicest interior of any I have been in. You feel like you are wrapped in luxury. I would live in it if I could. I especially like the Yachting interior. It has alternating multicolored words in the console. Very nice is an understatement. Lots of buttons and a touch screen navigation. The power is also more than adequate on the S version.