The 2016 Panamera Edition is one of the thirteen versions available of the full-size luxury sedan produced by the German maker. It delivers a mixed experience, between luxurious comfort and high performance.
This variant of the new Panamera isn’t the fastest one, but it guarantee a unique experience, based on great handling, enough power, and fancy interior. Some things do not change a lot.
Let’s see some of the main specs of this Panamera version.
Main Specs and Features
The 2015 Panamera Edition packs a naturally aspirated DOHC 3.6 L V6. This engine is capable of producing 310 hp at 6200 RPM and 295 lb-ft of maximum torque at 3750 RPM. It has an estimated fuel consumption of 18 MPG for the city and 28 MPG at the highway.
Along this cutting-edge powerhouse, there is a Porsche PDK 7-speed automatic double-clutch transmission with manual shifting and Overdrive. Thanks to its performance, the 2015 Panamera Edition can go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 6 seconds and reach a top speed of 160.9 mph (258.9 km/h).
It’s useful to know the other engines available with the rest of the Panamera models. These are the following:
- Twin turbo 3.0 L V6, capable of producing 420 hp.
- Naturally aspirated 4.8 V8 which can generate 440 hp.
- Twin turbo 4.8 L V8, producing 520 hp at max engine speed.
As expected, the 2016 Panamera Edition has 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS. There are 19-inch silver aluminum wheels available as extras. In terms of suspension, this executive-level Porsche features a double wishbone suspension in the front a multilink system in the rear.
These specs allow the 2016 Panamera Edition to enjoy a track-focused handling. Could be surprising the racing-like capabilities of a full-size vehicle like this one. Even at the “Edition” trim, where there isn’t available the most powerful engine, the performance is pretty high.
Design and Looks of the 2016 Panamera Edition
The 2016 Panamera Edition didn’t change that much. The main style still the same from the past years. The changes and improvements aren’t really noticeable, even for a car enthusiast. Even thou, there are a few modifications on the body kit in order to improve aerodynamics.
The curb weight stills similar from past years, with 3902 lb (1769.9 kg). A few factors in the comfort matter were modified to improve the weight.
And it’s at the cockpit where most of the main attractions are located. The luxury and opulence offered by Porsche in its Panamera model aren’t low. The 14-way power seats with heating capabilities are upholstered with premium, two-tone leather. Just like the seats, the rest of the interior maintain a two-tone decoration, based on elegance.
The ten standard airbags protect the passengers with high efficiency. The dual zone automatized air conditioner, the remote key-less entry feature, ParkAssist as the proper assistance, driver and passenger lumbar support, and many other toys and features provide the 2016 Panamera Edition an important part of its appealing. Let’s not forget the complete Nav system available as standard.
The adaptive bi-xenon headlights and the full LED taillights are cutting-edge features that deliver a modernization feel to the vehicle. The long, distinctive line, present in the 2016 Panamera Edition’s design grants an executive, lavish feeling in the gut.
The Bottom Line
As expected, German makers have worthy competitors on the market. The Audi A8 and the BMW 740i are two of the most ruthless rivals in the high-entry, high-performance full-size segment.
Despite this fact, the 2016 Panamera Edition has a unique style that put it above competitors. BMW and Mercedes-Benz could know more about comfort and luxury, but Porsche had already proven with past years’ Panamera that they can compete.
The estimated price tag for the 2016 Panamera Edition is rounding the US$80.000 mark. Plenty of extras are available, like a Bose or Burmester audio system, a 6-disc CD changer and other pricey toys.