Base Panamera and Panamera S models come standard with rear-wheel drive, while hybrid and Turbo models come standard with all-wheel drive, though all-wheel drive is optional for base and S models. Power is distributed by a new 8-speed PDK gearbox which shifts incredibly quickly and is partially responsible for those rapid acceleration times.
A new development in the Panamera lineup for this generation is the all-new wagon model, dubbed the Sport Turismo. Where the regular Panamera has a trunk, the Sport Turismo has a long, elegantly shaped rear hatch, capable of swallowing a surprising amount of luggage. While Porsche has continued to refine the Panamera styling, the Sport Turismo Panamera might be even better-looking still. All Sport Turismo Panameras also feature all-wheel drive.
Being a Porsche, the Panamera must fulfill a role as a luxury car and its standard features reflect this. Base Panameras come with a 10-speaker 150-watt stereo, SiriusXM satellite radio, a navigation system, a ParkAssist system, a rear camera, dual-zone climate control, partial leather seating with heaters for the front seat, a multifunction steering wheel, 19-inch wheels, HID headlights and a panoramic sunroof.
Options on the Panamera are multitude: a Premium Package includes a Bose sound system, 14-way power adjustable seats with a memory function, a lane-change assist function and Porsche Comfort Access, which lets drivers start the car without having to take their keys out of their pockets.
The Premium Package Plus adds soft close doors, rear heated seats, vented seats in front and Porsche's Dynamic Light system with headlight cleaners. An assistance package includes an adaptive cruise control system, a lane-keep assist system and night vision.