2017 Porsche Panamera Range Explodes with New Long-Wheelbase, RWD, Entry Models

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No, Porsche still hasn't shown us the complete might of the second-generation Panamera, as models such as the GTS or the range-topping Turbo S are currently in the works. However, Zuffenhausen has updated the 2017 Panamera line-up, introducing three new variables.
Depending on how much you're willing to spend on your Panny, or what your rear legroom needs are, the big news has to do with either a new entry-level model or the Executive long-wheelbase version - keep in mind that the second-gen of the four-door Porsche has already arrived in 4S, Turbo and 4 E-Hybrid trim, while European customers can also choose the V8-animated 4S Diesel.

The standard Panamera (yes, this means RWD is now offered) and Panamera 4 come with the detuned 330 hp version (as opposed to the 440 hp of the 4S) twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that debuted on the hybrid. And given the fact that the previous generation's entry model featured a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6, this means a hefty boost in terms of both output and fuel efficiency.

As for the Executive trim, this boosts the wheelbase by 5.9 inches, offering the rear passengers a royal treatment. You can add the Exec treatment to the Panamera 4, the 4S, the 4 E-Hybrid and the Turbo.

And no, the 4S Diesel can't be ordered in Executive trim. Even so, the Euro Panamera line-up now features 10 models. And if that sounds like a lot, keep in mind that the 911 range can, depending on the timing, pack twice as many models.

The elongated versions come with a massive panoramic roof (isn't life splendid?), heated comfort front and rear seats, as well as adaptive air suspension. And these are standard features. However, the 4S and Turbo Executive Panamera also come with rear steering and soft-close doors as standard, while the latter also receives ambient cabin lighting, four-zone climate control and LED headlights.

Fans of optional extras shouldn't fret, though. We're talking about Porsche after all, so the list of added goodies is led by the rear seat enterntainment system, which features generous 10.1-inch displays and a rear center console.

The second-generation Porsche Panamera, now in an almost-complete line-up, will have its US debut at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show.
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