There are quite a few variants of the family-friendly Panamera sedan from which to choose, (eight to be precise) including the standard Panamera, the sportier Panamera S, the AWD Panamera 4 and 4S, the turbo-charged, ultra-sporty Panamera GTS, the Panamera S Hybrid, and the Panamera Turbo and Turbo S. The base Panamera sedan has a starting MSRP $75,200 which is a very reasonable starting price for a luxury vehicle. The priciest 2012 Porsche Panamera, the Turbo S model, has a starting MSRP of $173,200- a large step up from the standard base sedan. Overall, after review, we can say that you won't have to compromise with the 2012 Porsche Panamera S. With this sporty sedan, you get the best of both worlds- power and luxury.
The 2012 Porsche Panamera S sedan can accommodate four full-sized adults very comfortably. It's also quite a bit more powerful than traditional sedans. The Panamera S achieves an amazing top track speed of 175 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of 5.2 seconds (5.0 with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus) due to its 4.8-liter, 400 horsepower front engine and rear-wheel-drivetrain. It's also very well-equipped and includes such interior features as 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. Sporty features for the Panamera S include 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. Safety features are also abundant, such as several airbags, with a special knee airbag included, a rollover detection system, ParkAssist, and Porsche Side Impact Protection.