Queens Porsche Panamera | Long Island City Used Car Dealer
Porsche idealists generally have an inherent problem with any vehicle from the automaker that is not a sports car. As such, the Panamera disgruntled the purists upon its 2010 debut, but no one can argue with the unabashed success of this vehicle. It finds itself uniquely between pat definitions – it falls somewhere between a mid and full sized sedan in terms of size. And although in direct competition with some of the world’s most esteemed in the sedan class, it added a hatchback trunk not seen in its rivals, giving it added versatility they didn’t expect to contend with. When the exclusive long-wheelbase executive model was introduced, the seduction was complete. The market loves the Panamera. A quality pre-owned Panamera is an exceptional luxury car that effortlessly provides both practical everyday use and Porsche exhilaration.
Since owning a Porsche is all about power, speed, and driving excitement, no discussion is complete without laying out the engine offerings. The Porsche Panamera was introduced in three models, the short-wheelbase S, 4S and Turbo. The S and 4S were run on a 4.8-liter V8 which generates 400 hp, while the Turbo’s powerful 4.8-liter V8 produced 500 hp. The V6-powered base Panamera and Panamera 4 were introduced a year later; in the same year the Turbo Kit arrived as well and offered owners the ability to ramp their Turbo up to 540 hp, although one year later the Turbo S, with its 550 hp, made the Turbo kit irrelevant. An S Hybrid model also debuted, but would soon be replaced with the plug-in S E-Hybrid. The sporty GTS roared to the starting line in 2013, offering a 430-hp version of the 4.8-liter V8.
2014 saw major changes for the Panamera. Most noteworthy was the presentation to the market of the long-wheelbase Executive, available in 4S and Turbo only. The S and 4S models’ replaced their V8 with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, giving the cars a bit more impetus on the road. The S E-Hybrid proudly showed off its new plug-in design and 416-hp power system, not to mention its improved fuel economy. The Turbo S took a hiatus but returned in 2015 with a powerful 570 hp. All current models rely on Porsche’s seven-speed dual clutch automated manual, known as PDK.
You’d suppose the Panamera would come fully loaded, and that would be a smart assumption. Even the base model includes auto-leveling bi-xenon headlights, LED headlight and taillight accents, a sunroof, a power liftgate, a 7-inch touchscreen and an 11-speaker audio system with Bluetooth and iPod/USB connectivity. New Porsche parents have the ability to design the exact car they want from a long list of options, provided they are willing to wait for the build process.
Driving a Panamera is nothing short of sensational. Its handling is far superior to most sedans, installing nearly as much powerful assurance as a Porsche sports car. Acceleration is breathtaking under the power of most Panamera engines; the Turbo and Turbo S models are as hot as a supercar. When purchasing in this segment, it’s tough to make a bad choice. If your choice is a quality pre-owned Panamera, it’s nearly impossible to go wrong. Come into Major World today to view our inventory of the Porsche Panamera; we are Long Island City and Queens premier quality preowned dealership.