The Porsche Panamera is an expensive car to purchase and own but there are so many great qualities which justify owning one.  We take a look at why the car is so great in our review today.

Equipment

Even the standard version of the Panamera has all the luxuries you need. This includes cruise control, satellite navigation, parking sensors, leather seats and stylish 18 inch alloy wheels. Is there any need for more? At the higher end of the scale is more sophisticated mechanical component to enhance the car’s ability and cater for the extra power. The options list has all you imagine.

Engines

The engines within the Porsche Panamera are quite spectacular. A hybrid engine is also included, with there being an electric motor along with a 3.0 litre diesel engine combining to reduce fuel costs. Despite being economical the engine offers great power. The 3.6 litre V6 has a great amount of power which will be enough to satisfy most. If that doesn’t suit you then the 4.8 litre V8 petrol has a lot more.

The drive

The Porsche Panamera offers a thrilling and comforting drive, depending on the mode that you wish to select. The Comfort mode offers a more relaxing drive, the Sport mode makes for a more exciting drive and the Sport Plus brings out the character of the car. All modes make for a typical “Porsche like”, with all the agility and power you want, despite the car being distinctly larger compared to other models.

Safety

The Porsche Panamera has a ton of safety equipment which enhances the vehicle’s family credentials. This includes the likes of stability control and eight airbags as standard. The turbo version gets 10. As you can imagine the car is very desirable to thieves. For that reason all vehicles come with a tracking system.

All Porsche Panamera variants

  • Hatchback 3.6 V6 5dr – £59,746
  • Hatchback 3.0D V6 5dr – £62,134
  • Hatchback 3.6 V6 PDK 5dr – £62,134
  • Hatchback 3.6 V6 4 PDK 5dr – £65,412
  • Hatchback 4.8 V8 S 5dr – £78,221
  • Hatchback 4.8 V8 4S PDK 5dr – £84,129
  • Hatchback 3.0 V6 S hybrid 5dr – £86,476
  • Hatchback 4.8 V8 GTS PDK 5dr – £90,409
  • Hatchback 4.8 V8 Turbo PDK 5dr – £103,807
  • Hatchback 4.8 V8 Turbo S PDK 5dr – £122,623