The 2012 Porsche Panamera sedan is a versatile sedan that seamlessly blends power and luxury. It's an excellent addition to the Porsche lineup, and it should secure even more Porsche enthusiasts looking for a more family-friendly vehicle.
Inside, the Panamera's technology and comfort features are plentiful and includes an 11-speaker audio system, a navigation system that's hard-drive based, leather/heated front seats, a 60/40 folding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a USV/iPod interface. After review, we note that the cabin is sumptuously appointed and provides its passengers with a beautiful and comfortable ride.
The Panamera boasts some unique safety features, including front knee airbags, an incredibly-short stopping distance, and optional ceramic-composite brakes and a rearview camera.
The Panamera achieves a top track speed of 160 mph and a zero-to-sixty time of six seconds (5.8 with the optional Sport Chrono Package Plus) due to its 3.6-liter, 300 horsepower front engine and a rear-wheel-drivetrain.
The Panamera is well-equipped with sporty features that include: a pop-up rear spoiler, rear parking sensors, adaptive suspension dampers, a sunroof, LED daytime running lights, automatic xenon headlights, eighteen-inch wheels, auto-dimming mirrors, and an electric rear hatch.
There are quite a few variants of the Panamera sedan from which to choose, (eight to be precise) so if the base Panamera isn't what you're looking for, you won't have to look far for a vehicle that is.
Though it's a sedan, the Panamera often drives like a sporty coupe. Its impressive cornering abilities, for example, are reminiscent of an iconic Porsche 911.
Although the base 2012 Porsche Panamera sedan has a very reasonable starting MSRP of $75,200, like most luxury cars, its options and packages can quickly increase that price.
Some consumers may not appreciate the Porsche Panamera's unique exterior styling.