2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive
Panamera, the first sedan to wear the Porsche name had its doubters when it arrived in 2010, but boy were they wrong. The second gen Panamera is now also off to a strong start with no less than three body configurations, including this extended wheelbase 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive.
This stretched Panamera grows almost 6-inches, though it’s still shorter than a lengthened Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7 Series.
Even before this Executive version came along, we felt the Panamera allowed for comfortable adult-sized backseat leg and headroom, and now much more so. Two 10-inch touch screens keep things entertaining back there, with a center controller for individual climate adjustments.
The long rear doors, add to the Panamera’s lower and leaner look. A 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 produces 550-horsepower that’s like a jet engine off the line. The 8-speed PDK gearbox shifts as confidently as ever. While it’s Porsche flat in corners, with air suspension providing a luxurious ride. Rear-axle steering is standard.
The 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo Executive is certainly a luxury sedan and sports car all rolled into one, for those who prefer riding in the back seat. On sale now at about $160,000.
Engine: 4.0 liter
Price: About $160,000