Porsche Panamera

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Performance Vs. Poundage: Is The Panamera About To Get Elephant Weight Like The 2025 BMW M5?

It seems BMW's first-ever hybrid M5 might start a trend, enthusiasts won't be thrilled about, and the Panamera might be the next car to grow “fat”

Yes, car obesity is a thing and it seems to be getting worse with each year. With more and more performance cars featuring various degrees of electrification, they become more complex and heavier. The latest offender is the 2024 BMW M5, which tips the scales at an SUV-like 5,390 pounds (2,445 kg). To add insult to injury, the new M5 is slower to 60 mph than the outgoing one, although it picks up the pace after. It seems Porsche is the only carmaker that properly electrified its iconic sports car - the 911 – without compromising its character, but another model of the brand might not be so lucky.

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Here's Why Porsche Doesn't Use Numbers To Name Its Four Door Models

There's more than one reason why Porsche's sports cars are the only ones to feature numbers in their names

Porsche is a sports car manufacturer first and foremost, but times have changed, and in order to stay in business, many high-end car companies need to adapt. Like other carmakers, Porsche eventually branched out into other segments, including four-door sedans. In fact, the automaker’s has been toying with the idea of a four-door model since the 1950s, but so far, Porsche has only two sedan models on offer, with a possible, third one on the way.

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The Enduring Impact Of Acid Green On Porsche's Hybrid Identity

A color used to showcase Porsche's eco-friendly innovations, find out how the significance of this vibrant shade

Porsche, a name that you usually associate with high-performance gasoline engines, surprised the automotive world when it entered the hybrid market back in the late 2010s. But the German automaker didn’t just introduce a new technology; they also subsequently introduced a new color – acid green (PTS Color Code: 2M8), which is now synonymous with plug-in hybrid Porsches. In this article, we’ll dive deep into this vivid shade and how this bold choice became a key element in establishing Porsche’s unique identity in the hybrid space.

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Battle Of The Wagons: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Vs. Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo

While both offer roomier cabins, find out how these two Porsche wagons stack up against each other

More than just a wagon, the Porsche Panamera GTS Sport Turismo has a gorgeous design. But the beauty wasn’t just skin deep. This powerhouse packed a punch close to 700 horsepower, rivaling the thrill of a 911 while offering the everyday functionality of a Cayenne. With seven trims to choose from, the GTS hit the sweet spot in the middle, delivering both stunning looks and exhilarating performance. Unfortunately, Porsche has discontinued the Sport Turismo for the latest generation of the Panamera.

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2021 Porsche Panamera 4

Porsche gives the Panamera some vital updates as part of the 2021 refresh, equipping the entry-level Panamera 4 trim with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 and a new steering wheel derived from the 911

The Porsche Panamera 4 luxury sport sedan gets a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 model year. It axes the outgoing 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine to embrace a smoother 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, which is less powerful, but more efficient than the former engine. However, this trim now takes just five ticks to shoot from 0 to 60 mph, shaving the acceleration timing by 0.2 seconds.