New Panamera delivers the Executive long view



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Stretched-wheelbase Porsche Panamera Executive appears in Singapore, pricing starts from $416,088 w/o COE

SINGAPORE –
Porsche’s new Executive variant of its Panamera sport/luxury limousine debuted in Singapore on July 25, 2017 at the Porsche Centre on 29 Leng Kee Road. It follows the debut of the new, second-generation Porsche Panamera in Singapore earlier in March this year.

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The Executive model is a long wheelbase version of the Panamera and adds 150mm of space between the wheels. The stretched 3,100mm wheelbase and overall length of 5,199mm are the biggest differences, naturally, compared to the standard model’s 2,950mm wheelbase and 5,049mm length. Both models are equally wide (1,937mm) and the Executive model is also very slightly taller (1,428mm, compared to 1,423mm).

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Five model variants of the Executive are on offer. Unlike the standard Panamera, the range begins with the Panamera 4 Executive and is topped by the most expensive Panamera of all, the plug-in hybrid Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive model with 680bhp, and will cost close to a million dollars with a COE.  There is no rear-wheel-drive-only option for the Executive range. See below for a full summary of each variant’s performance figures.

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Compared to the standard Panamera, the Executive model offers adaptive air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, rear compartment side airbags and a roll-up sunblind as standard equipment. The 4S and Turbo Executive models also come with four-wheel steering, ParkAssist (with rearview camera) and soft-close doors. The Turbo Executive model also has four-zone air-conditioning as standard.

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Naturally the Panamera Executive offers a wide range of comfort options for the rear compartment, including electrically-adjustable seats with massage function, ventilation, folding tables, Burmester High-End 3D Surround Sound system and a Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment System with removable tablet.

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According to Francis Lee (above), managing director of authorised Porsche distributor Stuttgart Auto, the Panamera Executive is, in the Singaporean context, more of a vehicle for a business owner or leader, whereas the standard Panamera is a more general use car and even a family vehicle.

The Executive model marks the first time a long-wheelbase Panamera has been offered for sale, and Porsche says it’s aimed at owners who have a chauffeur, as compared to owners of standard Panamera models who, by inference, are more likely to self-drive.

The next addition to the Panamera family is the new Sport Turismo, a shooting brake version, and it will offer larger cargo space and a hatch-back door, plus another Panamera first – a three-seat rear bench.

Panamera 4 Executive $416,088 w/o COE
330hp/450Nm, 0-100km/h 5.6 seconds, 262km/h, 7.9L/100km, 180g/km CO2

Panamera 4S Executive $592,788 w/o COE
440hp/550Nm, 0-100km/h 4.5 seconds, 289km/h, 8.3L/100km, 189g/km CO2

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive $461,688 w/o COE
462hp/700Nm, 0-100km/h 4.7 seconds, 278km/h, 2.5L/100km, 125g/km CO2 (LTA plug-in figures)

Panamera Turbo Executive $764,788 w/o COE
550hp/770Nm, 0-100km/h 3.9 seconds, 306km/h, 9.5L/100km, 217g/km CO2

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Executive $883,988 w/o COE
680hp/770Nm, 0-100km/h 3.5 seconds, 310km/h, 2.9L/100km, 140g/km CO2

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