The 2021 Porsche Panamera range is available in four variants – Panamera, GTS, Turbo S, and Turbo S E-hybrid. Its prices start at Rs 1.45 crore and go up to Rs 2.43 crore (ex-showroom).
Porsche India has launched the 2021 Panamera in the country. The updated version is available in four variants – Panamera, GTS, Turbo S, and Turbo S E-hybrid. Its prices start at Rs 1.45 crore and go all the way up to Rs 2.43 crore (both ex-showroom).
In terms of design, the updated Panamera gets minor tweaks here and there, which include a new Sport Design front end – it was previously an optional extra – with new design air intake grilles, larger side cooling openings, and a single-bar front light module. All the variants now get new design kit as standard. However, the Turbo S can be differentiated from the rest, thanks to larger side air intakes and dual front lights, which are set further apart.
For 2021, Porsche has dropped the Turbo variant and replaced it with the Turbo S. Power. Also, it produced considerably more torque – the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine now develops 621bhp and 820Nm of torque. The Turbo S can clock 0 – 100km/h in 3.1 seconds. The GTS variant features the same twin-turbo V8, albeit in a lower state of tune. That said, the power has gone up by 20bhp over the old GTS, as the V8 motor now develops 473bhp. The torque remains unchanged at 620Nm. The standard or base Panamera features the same 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6, which develops 326bhp and 450Nm.
The range-topping Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful offering in the range, as it develops 689bhp and 870Nm of torque – the hybrid powertrain combines the 564bhp 4.0-litre V8 turbo with a 134bhp electric motor. However, despite being the most powerful variant, its 0 –100km/h sprint is a tenth slower than the Turbo S – it does the sprint in 3.2 seconds.
All variants come equipped with Porsche's 8-speed dual-clutch automatic or PDK gearbox, which sends the drive to the rear wheels in all four.
New features in the 2021 Panamera include an updated Porsche Communication Management (PCM), which now gets wireless Apple CarPlay, LED matrix headlights with PDLS Plus, Park Assist with Surround View, and a head-up display. The Panamera also has an updated Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system for the car’s air suspension.
The Porsche Panamera will compete with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe and Audi RS7 in India.
Here are the variant-wise prices of the 2021 Panamera range:
Panamera – Rs 1.45 crore
Panamera GTS – Rs 1.86 crore
Panamera Turbo S – Rs 2.12 crore
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid – Rs 2.43 crore