2021 Porsche Panamera launched in India starting from Rs 1.45 crore
The updated Porsche Panamera gets subtle styling updates, more kit and more power than its predecessors
Porsche India has launched the 2021 Panamera range with prices starting from Rs 1.45 crore for the standard Panamera, rising up through the range for other variants like the Panamera GTS, Turbo S and Turbo S E-Hybrid. The last two are new variants that debuted globally last year with this mid-life update to the Panamera. In terms of changes over the older car, the 2021 Panamera has additional styling elements, a revised chassis and offers more kit.
The rear-wheel drive Porsche Panamera is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 which makes 325bhp and 450Nm. The Panamera GTS gets the bigger four-litre V8 twin-turbo engine which puts out 473bhp and 650Nm of torque. The Panamera Turbo S is powered by the same four-litre V8 twin-turbo engine but with a different tune. It now makes 621bhp and 820Nm of torque and goes from 0 to 100kmph in just 3.1 seconds and has a top speed of 315kmph. The Turbo S also holds the Nurburgring record for the fastest executive car.
Meanwhile, the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is the most powerful in the line-up as it features a 136bhp electric motor in addition to the V8 twin-turbo unit, taking up the overall output to a whopping 690bhp and 870Nm of torque! The battery has been upgraded to 17.9 kWh, as opposed to the 14.1kWh pack on the older hybrid models. This gives the S E-Hybrid an all-electric range of 59 kilometres according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Apart from the tweaks to the engine, Porsche has also revised the suspension with improvements to the adaptive shock absorbers, improved the torque vectoring system and made changes to the active roll stabilization system.
At first glance, it doesn’t look like the Panamera has changed much but upon closer inspection, it gets a sharper front-end and looks sportier compared to its predecessors. The entire Panamera range now gets the previously optional Sport Design front-end which features a larger grille, larger side air vents and slightly re-designed headlights as standard. The Panamera Turbo S gets larger side vents to distinguish itself from other trims. Moving on to the rear, the Panamera has an LED taillamp that runs across the width of the car with the Porsche letters integrated into it. The Panamera GTS gets a blacked-out taillamp to add to its sportiness.
On the inside, all models come equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay, voice controls and more standard features including lane keep assist. There is also adaptive cruise control, a night vision camera, lane change assist, matrix LED headlights, park assist with 360-degree view and head-up display.
The 2021 Porsche Panamera rivals a number of other fast executive cars, right from the BMW M5 to the Audi RS7, while upper variants take on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe. Here’s a detailed list of the prices: