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Porsche Cars Canada Ltd.

October 31, 2013 08:25 ET

The New Porsche Panamera Turbo S: Performance and Luxury for Discerning Drivers

STUTTGART, GERMANY and MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2013) -

Editors Note: Two photos for this release will be available on the CP picture wire via Marketwire.

Porsche is placing its fastest, most powerful and most luxurious offering at the top of its Panamera model range: offering 570 hp, a top speed of 310 km/h, and an extensive range of standard features, the Panamera Turbo S is guaranteed a special status in its market segment. For the first time ever, an Executive version of the Panamera Turbo S is also available with a wheelbase that has been extended by 15 centimetres. The new top-of-the-line Panamera model will be celebrating its world premiere at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

Among the key features distinguishing its exterior are the 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels with coloured Porsche crests and 5mm spacers at the rear. You will also find a Palladium metallic exterior colour, available exclusively on the new Panamera Turbo S. The four-way rear spoiler, painted in the same colour as the exterior, is another unique feature.

The new range-topping Panamera model features all of the driving dynamics control systems available for the model range as standard equipment. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilization system, reduces the vehicle's lateral inclination as it approaches a curve, thereby increasing agility and comfort in equal measure. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system works with a variable standard torque split at the rear wheels in combination with an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock to provide optimal traction in any driving situation. Thanks to the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), the Panamera Turbo S benefits from a high-performance brake system which is of lower weight. Power steering plus is also found in the standard equipment list.

Inside, two-tone leather furnishings come standard. The 14-way power front seats feature embossed Porsche crests on their headrests. Both the front and rear seats feature seat heating as standard; seat ventilation is also standard in the Panamera Turbo S Executive, along with an extra twelve centimetres of space in the footwell.

The increase in power compared to the Panamera Turbo engine has been achieved through specific revision work on a number of components. Porsche is now using two new turbochargers with larger compressors in the Panamera Turbo S model. In addition, the injection pressure has been increased by 20 bar to 140. Together, these measures enable the torque to increase by 37 lb-ft to 553 lb-ft between 2,250 and 5,000 rpm, with the overboost increasing to 590 lb-ft. The Sport Chrono package comes as standard equipment. The overboost function is activated in "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode as well as during kickdown in "Normal" mode; the overboost function temporarily increases the boost pressure and enables this model to offer acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

Remarkably, fuel consumption figures for the new model are the same as those of the Panamera Turbo - according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) - which is a reduction of more than 11% compared to its predecessor.

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S will be available at Canadian dealers in the first quarter of 2014 with pricing starting from $206,000 for the Panamera Turbo S and $229,100 for the Panamera Turbo S Executive.

Note: Images relating to the Porsche Panamera Turbo S are available to accredited journalists from the Porsche press database online at https://presse.porsche.de.

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