Porsche Panamera Turbo 

  • $139k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 500 HP 4.8L
  • 189 mph
Even in base form, the Panamera is quick, and in Turbo S guise, it's downright blistering.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Controversial styling aside, the Porsche Panamera is a fantastic combination of the core elements of any sport sedan: luxury, features, power, and handling.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche Panamera Turbo

0-60mph

Panamera Turbo Turbo
5.3 s

Top speed

Panamera Turbo Turbo
189 mph
760Li
155 mph

1/4 mile

Panamera Turbo Turbo
13.56 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche Panamera Turbo

Price

Panamera Turbo Turbo
$139k

Horsepower

Panamera Turbo Turbo
500 HP

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Powertrain

With such a long list of available powertrains and drive configurations, you might think the Panamera spans a wide range of performance characteristics, and, to a degree, it does.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Five core powertrains complement the five core models.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
All Panameras come standard with the excellent seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, which clicks through shifts in automatic mode or with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual mode when equipped with the Sport Chrono package.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Performance

Despite its 4,000-pound-plus curb weight, the Panamera is a delightful handler.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Taken in the context of the horsepower outputs of each (the base car makes 300 horsepower, the Hybrid 380 hp, and the Turbo S 550 hp) those figures are actually quite impressive-though, aside from the hybrid, none are likely to be applauded for their gas mileage.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
And, while similar-sized performance sedans from BMW, Audi and Jaguar may consider themselves Panamera rivals, this sports car really is more of a 4-door coupe than a jacked-up sedan.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)

Handling

Steering is light and makes the car seem almost nimble, despite a slightly overboosted, artificial feel.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Together, these systems can manipulate damper stiffness, body roll, and yaw rates, as well as lower ride height, improve cornering grip, and adapt to suit both road and driver inputs.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Ride quality is very good, thanks in part to the PASM and PDCC systems explained in more detail in the Performance section of this review, which adapt to the road surface to deliver a balance of comfort and handling.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Interior

The 2013 Porsche Panamera's look is still controversial, but it has grown on us over the years-and the interior is beautiful.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
There are plenty of features in the Panamera, though you won't find some of the high-tech safety equipment you'll find in other luxury brands' full-size sedans.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Inside, the cabin is elegant and sports car-like up front yet limo-like in the rear, with ample room.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Engine

Even the base model is quick, at 6.0-seconds to 60 mph, but at the pointy end, the Turbo S scrabbles to 60 mph in a supercar-like 3.6-seconds.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)
Bridging the performance gap between the Panamera S and Turbo trims, Porsche adds a GTS trim to the roster for 2013.
by KBB (Mar, 2013)
The Turbo S also tops the top speed measurement at 190 mph, and, accordingly, tops the price sheet.
by The Car Connection (Jan, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $138,650
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 15 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG

design

Body style Sedan
Top type Hard fixed

transmission

Drivetrain 4x4
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 5.97:1
  2. 2: 3.31:1
  3. 3: 2.01:1
  4. 4: 1.37:1
  5. 5: 1:1
  6. 6: 0.81:1
  7. 7: 0.59:1
Axle ratio 3.15:1
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 15.39 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.82 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 255/45 19
Wheel material Alloy
Rear wheels 483/? 254
Wheel material Alloy

road tests

Top speed 189 mph
1/4 mile 13.56 s
0-60mph 5.3 s
Lateral acceleration 0.87 g

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.69 lb/hp
Maximum hp 500 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 516 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.3 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,806 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.78 in / 3.27 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,343 lb
Width 76 in
Height 55.8 in
Length 195.6 in
Front track width 65.2 in
Ground clearance 6.4 in
Wheelbase 114.9 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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