Inside, the Panamera's technology and comfort features are abound and include four individual seats with armrests and a continuous center console up-front, a Porsche Communication Management system with navigation, high-gloss finishes, heated front seats, a Driver Memory Package. Options inside include rear heated seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, BOSE or BURMESTER high-end audio systems, and a rear compartment lighting package.
The 2012 Porsche Panamera S sedan is a versatile sedan that seamlessly blends luxury and power. It's a fantastic addition to the Porsche lineup, and it should attract even more Porsche enthusiasts looking for a more family-friendly vehicle.
The Panamera boasts several unique and comprehensive safety features, including several airbags, with a special knee airbag, included a rollover detection system, ParkAssist, and Porsche Side Impact Protection.
The Panamera achieves a top track speed of 175 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of 5.2 seconds (5.0 seconds with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus) due to its 4.8-liter, 400 horsepower front engine and a rear-wheel-drivetrain.
The Panamera is well-equipped with sporty features such as: Porsche Active Suspension Management, a steel suspension, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, while options include Sport Chrono Package Plus, Adaptive Air Suspension, and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control.
There are quite a few variants of the Panamera sedan from which to choose, (eight to be precise) so if the sporty Panamera S sedan isn't exactly what you're looking for, there's probably a Panamera that is.
Even though the Panamera S is a sedan, it often drives like a sporty coupe. Its impressive cornering abilities, for example, are reminiscent of such models as the Porsche 911.
Although the base 2012 Porsche Panamera sedan has a reasonable starting MSRP just above $90k, like most luxury cars, its options and packages can quickly increase that price.
Some consumers may not appreciate the Porsche Panamera S' unique design/style.