NEW FOR 2012:

– New Panamera S Hybrid model
– New Panamera Turbo S model
– Standard heated seats and steering wheel
– Available lane change assist system (blind spot monitor), bi-xenon headlamps with Porsche Dynamic Light System, redesigned sports tailpipe, and wireless internet access system

For 2012, the Porsche Panamera adds a hybrid model that uses the same engine and electric motor combination found in the Cayenne Hybrid. The Turbo is also joined by a new Turbo S, which shares its engine but makes more power. On other models, changes are in trim, with all receiving standard heated seats and heated steering wheel, and new available options.

The four-door Panamera comes as the Panamera and Panamera 4, with 3.6-litre V6; the Panamera S and Panamera 4S, with 4.8-litre V8; and Panamera Turbo and Turbo S, with twin-turbocharged 4.8-litre V8. The Turbo makes 500 horsepower, while the Turbo S makes 550 horsepower, thanks to faster-responding turbochargers and unique engine management. The 4, 4S and Turbo are all-wheel drive. All use a seven-speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) double-clutch transmission. An auto start-stop function shuts off the engine at idle for improved fuel economy.

The Panamera S Hybrid uses a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with electric motor and can run on the gasoline engine, the battery, or a combination of both. It uses an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission.

Features on the Panamera include 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto start-stop function, tire pressure monitoring system, electric parking brake, variable door stop, power-closing trunk, power sunroof, adaptive rear spoiler, water-repellent front windows, auto up/down windows, keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, heated washer nozzles, heated power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming exterior and rearview mirrors, rear park assist, trip computer, cruise control, garage door opener, Bluetooth connectivity, universal audio interface, navigation system, CD/DVD stereo, automatic bi-xenon headlamps with washers, LED daytime running lights and brake lights, interior lighting package, trip computer, outside temperature display, front knee airbags, rear side airbags, eight-way power partial-leather heated seats, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, tilt and telescopic three-spoke multifunction heated leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, cargo cover, and alarm system.

The Panamera 4 is similarly equipped.

The Panamera S adds bi-xenon headlamps with automatic dynamic range control and adaptive lighting.

The Panamera 4S is similarly equipped.

The Panamera S Hybrid builds on the Panamera S and adds adaptive air suspension, Servotronic variable-assist power steering, rear wiper, and hybrid drive display.

The Turbo builds on the Panamera S and adds 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive air suspension with load-levelling system and adjustable ride height, red brake calipers, turbo-specific front air intakes, titanium-coloured rear air diffuser, adaptive rear spoiler, twin-tube tailpipes, Bose Surround Sound system, adaptive headlamps, 14-way power full leather seats with memory package, rear heated seats, power tilt and telescopic multi-function wheel, leather-trimmed dashboard, and Alcantara headliner.

The Turbo S adds 20-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, LED daytime running lights, slatted air outlets, Dynamic Chassis Control, Torque Vectoring Plus, sports exhaust system, Sport Chrono Package, body-colour spoiler, unique side skirts and Agate Grey Metallic paint.

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