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2017 Porsche Panamera Gains Long-Wheelbase Executive Variants

Stretched Panamera, base RWD V-6 model to debut in L.A.

Stretched Panamera, base RWD V-6 model to debut in L.A.

Porsche is bringing the rest of the 2017 Panamera range to the L.A. auto show next week. The second-generation Porsche four-door will make its North American debut and show off a new base V-6 engine and long-wheelbase Executive body style.

Porsche has already revealed the Panamera 4S, Turbo, and E-Hybrid models, but has now dropped details on the base cars. The standard Panamera and Panamera 4 will use the 326-hp version of the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 used in the hybrid. That’s 108 hp less than the 2.9-liter in the 4S, but 20 hp more than the last base car that was powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V-6. Porsche says the new force-fed engine reduces fuel consumption over the previous mill. The engine will be available in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations, and will even be available in long-wheelbase trim with the Panamera 4 Executive.

2017 Porsche Panamera 4S Executive profile

Executive models stretch the Panamera’s wheelbase by 5.9 inches and significantly lengthen the car for improved rear legroom. In addition to the Panamera 4, the 4S, E-Hybrid, and Turbo can be had in Executive trim. These limo-like variants receive a large panoramic roof, heated front and rear comfort seats with multi-way adjustment, and an adaptive air suspension. Rear steering and soft-close doors come standard on 4S and Turbo Executive models. In addition, the Turbo Executive gets four-zone climate control, LED headlights, and ambient interior lighting as standard. A large rear center console and Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system with enormous 10.1-inch screens are optional.

The 2017 Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo will hit dealer lots in January 2017.

Source: Porsche