As controversial as its looks may be, the Panamera is getting some pretty respectable reviews thus far. It seems to combine a previously unattainable combination of comfort, driving engagement, seating, utility, and build quality. Porsche, on its first attempt, have done something that Mercedes and BMW haven’t been able to do, even after 30+ years of trying. Now, Canadian pricing for the Panamera is available.
Is it attainable, or just plain silly? A list of the S, 4S, and Turbo models, as well as some options, is below.
400 hp 4.8L V8
0-100 kph: 5.4 seconds
Top Speed: 283 kph
400 hp 4.8L V8
0-100 kph: 5.0 seconds
Top Speed: 282 kph
500 hp 4.8L twin-turbo V8
0-100 kph: 4.2 seconds
Top Speed: 303 kph
Options (just some interesting ones, not all of them):
RS Spyder Design wheels: $4,250
Amethyst Metallic paint: $4,280
18-way Adaptive Sport Seats with Memory including leather interior: $9,360
Park Assist with Rearview Camera: $1,710
Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) including Rear Differential Lock: $6,080
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB): $11,110
Adaptive Air Suspension: $2,720
Sport Exhaust System: $4,020
Adaptive Cruise Control: $3,400
Refrigerator in Rear: $3,255
Burmester® High-End Surround Sound-System: $7,750
Add some of this up and I found that I was able to take a “base” Panamera and make it cost $181,540. That’s $66,440 in options without even getting into the nitty-gritty appearance and colour-matched items. As much as the Panamera is growing on me, and it is for reasons I won’t get into right now, you still have to be judicious with the options. Which, I suppose is like any other Porsche. Maybe the Panamera is a true Porsche after all.