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The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo may not be the first vehicle that comes to mind when you think of the optimum mode of transportation through ice and snow, but with all-wheel drive, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control roll stabilization system, plenty of room for luggage and the comfort and luxury items that you’d expect from a Porsche, it might just be the ultimate vehicle for your next winter road trip. The company just took a group of German journalists on an icy tour through snow-covered Austria to prove how capable the Panamera Sport Turismo is in winter weather. All you have to do is take a trip to Porsche of Tucson and head up Mount Lemmon on a snowy day.

No Sled Dogs Required

As part of the Porsche trip through Germany, the journalists were able to drive a team of sled dogs, presumably to show how much more comfortable it is driving a Sport Turismo than it is standing behind a pack of huskies. You already know that, but did you known that the Panamera Sport Turismo rockets from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds? That’s probably not advisable under snowy conditions, but with 330 horsepower at your command, you can get yourself out of a lot of unfavorable conditions. What will come in handy up north are the heated seats, which will keep you toasty warm no matter the outside temperature. The new 8-speed PDK transmission distributes the power seamlessly as you move swiftly through the gears. The intelligent system knows where and when the power needs to go to keep you moving safely along.

Four Doors are Just the Right Amount

The conventional wisdom among driving enthusiasts has been that four doors are two too many. Not so in the Porsche Panamera, the sedan that looks so athletic the rear doors seem to disappear in the muscular contours of the body. The harmonious contour is a sumptuous buffet for drivers who are starved for both performance and comfort. The interior space will be a welcome benefit for riders who get to sit in the rear and admire your driving skills. Compare the Panamera to the iconic 911 and it’s definitely bigger, but any keen eye will be able to identify the Porsche heritage in this marvelous driving machine.

Restyled Interior Remains Typically Porsche

Porsche designers did some edits on the Panamera interior for 2018, but the improvements take nothing away from the Porsche heritage. The flat dashboard offers supreme viewing and plenty of room to display the Porsche Advanced Cockpit. Touch-sensitive buttons on the center console deliver the kind of advanced technology you’d expect from a leading premium car company. Plush leather seats offer plenty of support for those times when you want to put the Pamanera through its paces on the track or a lonely mountain road. See why the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is the perfect vehicle for all conditions when you take a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

By integrating a 550-horsepower V8 gas engine with a 136-horsepower electric motor, the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo takes electrified transportation to a shocking new level. The engines combine to rocket the Panamera from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds, or less than half the time it takes the average hybrid to travel the same distance. While EPA estimates are not yet available, you can expect the fuel mileage of this Porsche to equal the thrills provided from sitting behind the wheel. Check in with the pros at Porsche of Tucson to see about taking a test drive in the latest Panamera Hybrid.

Hybrid Loaded with Standard Features

The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with standard features that aren’t even available on other hybrids. From the dynamic, aerodynamic design to Porsche-exclusive amenities such as the 8-speed PDK transmission and Porsche Traction Management system, this hybrid has the performance and handling to rival much smaller sports cars. A panoramic roof system lets the sun and stars in when the weather is nice, then keeps out the elements when Mother Nature isn’t so nice. Large Panamera S wheels add to the sporty look and handling, while a huge 45 cubic feet luggage compartment has plenty of space for bags or the occasional trip to the big box store.

Plenty of Comfort for Long Trips

As capable as the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo is on the track, it’s just as comfortable and luxurious for those long drives to the coast. While concentrating on providing everything a driver needs within easy reach, this Porsche doesn’t forget the comfort of the passengers. Available leather and two-tone interior upholstery provide a sumptuous place to enjoy a long ride, listening to concert-quality sound. An optional ambient lighting package creates a serene atmosphere once the sun goes down, adding to the sophistication of this hybrid.

Driver Assistance Systems Improve Safety

This Porsche hybrid comes loaded with a suite of driver assistance features designed to help ensure you get home safely at the end of a day’s drive. From adaptive cruise control which keeps you a safe distance behind the car in front of you to lane change assist and park assist, this Porsche uses a combination of sensors and cameras to help avoid collisions. Porsche’s unique InnoDrive system uses navigation data and information supplied by onboard sensors to predict the road ahead and let you experience a premium driving experience. Contact Porsche of Tucson today so you can be first in line when the new Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo arrives on the showroom floor.

By combining a 4.0L twin-turbo engine with a 136-horsepower electric motor, Porsche has created a plug-in hybrid monster in the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo. The newest member of the Porsche lineup generates 680 horsepower and a back-cracking 626 pound feet of torque to rocket from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds on its way to a top track speed of 192 mph. With a base sticker price of $188,400, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo isn’t going to be for everyone, but the lucky drivers that can afford it will get the driving thrill of a lifetime. Expect it to show up on the showroom floor at Porsche of Tucson in the spring of 2018.

Compelling Demonstration of the Power of the Hybrid

Although fuel mileage figures haven’t been released, you can expect this to be one of the most efficient vehicles in the Porsche lineup. This version of the Porsche Panamera shows just how effective harnessing the power of hybrid technology can be, utilizing the boost strategy of the 918 Spyder.  By using a decoupler that is actuated electromechanically, the Turbo S E-Hybrid offers exceptional response when you step on the accelerator. Along with the previous mentioned figures, this model will complete the quarter mile run in just 11.6 seconds, far faster than most muscle cars. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery takes just 12 hours to reach a full charge using a standard household plug, but you can decrease that time to less than 3 hours using a 240 V connection.

Roomier than Your Standard Hybrid

One of the benefits of the unique design of the Porsche Panamera hybrid is the easy exit and entrance in the rear seating area, along with tons of head and leg room. The S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo has a raised roofline to create a spacious interior and provide plenty of room for seating three adults in the rear. You can also opt for two electrically adjustable seats in the back for the ultimate in comfort. Fold down the 40/20/40 rear seat and you get 45.7 cubic feet of luggage room for those long vacations.

Plenty of Standard Equipment Included

The new Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo comes with a plethora of standard equipment, including ceramic composite brakes, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus and a Sport Chrono Package. Twenty-one inch specially designed wheels, auxiliary air conditioning and an air suspension package for ultimate ride comfort and handling are also included. Mark your calendars for next spring when you can take this innovative plug-in hybrid for a ride at Porsche of Tucson.

With the help of a new active anti-roll stabilization method called the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) Sport, the Porsche Panamera is breaking the laws of physics. The Panamera is the anti-typical European Saloon car. True, it does have four doors, is unbelievably comfortable and has plenty of legroom for fully grown adults, but unlike other saloon cars it hugs the road through hairpin corners and delivers the type of dynamic driving performance people have come to expect from a Porsche. You can put the Panamera through its paces and see how the PDCC improves handling by taking a test ride at Porsche of Tucson.

Electric Motor Controls Anti-Roll Bars

By utilizing an electric motor to control the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles, the Porsche Panamera with PDCC is able to deliver the handling of a much smaller car. While one wheel is drawn into the body, the other is pushed away, reducing the car’s body roll and producing a smooth, aggressive ride. The electric motor replaces a hydraulic system that, while effective, used much more energy than the new version. All the components are conveniently located in the center of the anti-roll bar, creating a lightweight and practical unit that takes little space and is lightweight. By generating massive torque as you dive into a corner, the electrical PDCC offers much more control than any mechanical-only system.

Sport Turismo Delivers on All Fronts

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is just one of the many Panamera models to consider if you want the ultimate in performance and handling. With a 330-horsepower motor powering the large four-door sedan, you can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds on your way to a top track speed of 160 mph. This Panamera is powered by a new twin-turbo V6 engine that utilizes a new layout to increase horsepower. By positioning the two turbo units between the cylinder banks, the exhaust stream travels a shorter distance and delivers a much quicker response when you step on the accelerator. Utilizing a central fuel injector inside the combustion chamber, the mixture of fuel and oxygen is optimized for increased power and efficiency.

Sophisticated Interior Offers Supreme Comfort

You expect a certain amount of luxury when purchasing a Porsche, and the Panamera does not disappoint. Choose from a variety of trim packages that include sumptuous leather and fine wood trim. Whether you want your Porsche Panamera to be more sporty, luxurious or both is completely up to you. With a wide range of options, you can personalize your Panamera to fulfill your dreams. Take a moment to stop by Porsche of Tucson and inspect the entire Panamera inventory to see how driving a Porsche is the thrill of a lifetime.

Now available in the new Porsche Panamera 4S, InnoDrive is like having a co-driver without all the nagging for bathroom breaks. Utilizing extremely precise data from the Porsche navigation unit, InnoDrive is a driving assistant that can accurately measure the upcoming route, speed limit and topography to select the ideal gear and initiate braking and acceleration as necessary. Learn more about InnoDrive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

‘You Have to Take the Plunge’

It might take a leap of faith to take both feet off the pedals, but Porsche project manager Philip Markschlager says the results will be well worth it. “You have to take the plunge with InnoDrive, for starters,” he said. “But in trials it soon became clear: that happens pretty quickly.” The Panamera knows what to do when it comes to a traffic control sign, stopping or yielding, then making sure the coast is clear before accelerating on its way. InnoDrive is a giant leap in techonology on the way to autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles.

Data Processed Twice a Second

The InnoDrive system processes data twice a second to recalculate the data profile and constantly keep evaluating the situation two miles ahead. Calculating all the possible variables would take a huge supercomputer, so the Porsche Panamera adopts an optimality principle that throws out the least probable scenarios to concentrate on the ones that will have the most success. The means the onboard computer doesn’t have to run through the entire calculation of possible outcomes during each data processing run.

Panamera the Sporty Saloon

The image of the European Saloon car used to be one of long hoods, longer trunks and four doors that had enough room for your home sofa and fireplace. Enter the Porsche Panamera, the sporty saloon that looks as athletic as it feels. With a taut roof line that caps a sleek profile, the Panamera is the sedan for those who still get a thrill out of driving. Now Porsche engineers have created the next evolution of the Panamera, reconciling the contradictions between comfort and performance while delivering both dynamics and efficiency.

Sumptuous Interior Built for Comfort

With an interior as rich and sophisticated as a European mansion, the Porsche Panamera provides the comfort, driving dynamics, and technology to provide the perfect transportation solution in the 21st century. Now with Porsche Advanced Cockpit, the Panamera interior allows access to the most important functions with a simple touch. Experience the space, comfort and handling of the new Panamera when you drive one today at Porsche of Tucson.

Porsche recently celebrated the 40th birthday of the 928 Gran Turismo at the Techno Classica World Trade Fair and Collector Automobile Show in Essen, Germany. The 928 display highlighted the Porsche exhibit, but the company also displayed a couple of early 911s and a 356 that are going through restoration due to the worldwide interest in bringing older vehicles back to life. It was in 1977 that the 928 debuted as the first Porsche Gran Turismo. The concept lives on in the Panamera Sport Turismo, a four-door sports car that proves its not the number of doors, but the performance and handling that provide an awesome driving experience. Contact Porsche of Tucson today to see when you can test drive the new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo.

Sport Turismo Reinvents the Saloon Car

The old model of the European saloon car exuded wealth, but was also cumbersome with its bulky size and loose handling. Enter the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, which turned the saloon into a wild west shootout. Sporty drivers and their sporty passengers can now enjoy luxury without sacrificing performance and handling. Porsche engineers have reconciled what on the surface appear to be contradictions: room and performance, handling and comfort, family and career. You no longer need to own a minivan to trek the kids to the weekly soccer game. Do it in style in the Panamera Sport Turismo.

Panamera 4 Has Plenty of Power

Choose the Porsche Panamera 4 Sport Turismo and you’ll enjoy 330 horses of unbridled fun at your control. Standard features include all-wheel drive, heated seats, sporty 19-inch wheels, Porsche Traction Management and a responsive 8-speed transmission with paddle shifters. Step up just a bit to the Panamera 4S Sport Turismo and you’ll find the performance increases to 440 horsepower enroute to a top track speed of 177 mph. The increased horsepower cuts the 0 to 60 mph time down by a full second to just 4.2 seconds, a phenomenal achievement for a full-size saloon car.

Design is Courage to Stand Out

Porsche says “nothing is taboo” for the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo when you’re talking about design. The fact that it doesn’t look like any other vehicle shows courage, an important factor for folks who want to take the road less traveled. The Panamera is a vehicle filled with ambition, from the aggressive front end to the functional air vents in the muscular, sculpted sides. See how the Panamera Sport Turismo stands alone by taking a test drive at Porsche of Tucson.

Most Versatile Offering Combines Sport and Utility

With a low loading deck, large tailgate and increased luggage compartment, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo delivers an athletic option to solve the hauling problems of the everyday commute. “For Porsche, the Panamera Sport Turismo is a step forwards into a new segment, but retains all of those values and attributes that are characteristic of Porsche,” according to the company’s director of style, Michael Mauer. The two most common Porsche attributes anyone thinks of are performance and handling, and the Panamera Sport Turismo has those in spades. With 550 available horsepower and a tuned suspension built on lessons learned from the European racing circuit, this isn’t your grandpa’s station wagon. See how much fun a utility vehicle of this magnitude is to drive when you visit Porsche of Tucson.

Unique Design Carved Out of Panamera

The Sport Turismo’s unique design starts at the rear doors, when the sloping roofline and long contour dips dramatically toward the rear, extending into an adaptive spoiler. The spoiler is adjustable depending on the driving condition, delivering more downward thrust on the rear axle to give you greater control. As part of the Porsche Active Aerodynamics system, the spoiler also reduces drag to optimize fuel efficiency.

Digital Cockpit Just One Tech Advancement

The Sport Turismo will offer the Porsche Advanced Cockpit, where drivers can choose what important vehicle information to display. Other advancements like rear axle steering, electronic roll stabilization and Porsche Traction Management are also offered on the latest edition to the Porsche lineup, as are driver safety features such as adaptive cruise control.

Unique Seat Configuration Offers Versatility

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo offers three rear seats, with two individual seats on the outside for comfort and flexibility. A four rear seat configuration is also available with electric adjustment for easy access. The raised roof line also makes getting in and out of the rear a snap, as well as providing more cargo room in the back. When you fold all the back seats down, the loading floor is level to make it easy to haul cargo or roll out a sleeping bag on one of those long road trips. Porsche also offers a luggage compartment management system for the Sport Turismo. Two rails are integrated into the floor with lashing points for tie-downs and a partition net to keep cargo and people separate. The new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo is scheduled for launch this fall in Europe. It will offer five different engines, including a diesel, a turbocharged option and an e-hybrid. Stay tuned to Porsche of Tucson to find out when it will first make an appearance in the U.S. market.


Hard Charging Sedan Gets a Trim

With the second-generation Porsche Panamera debuting in 2017, fans of the sporty sedan would be forgiven for fear the designers would take away all the good things about this 911 on steroids. According to Car and Driver magazine, not only did they leave all the good stuff but the Panamera team improved this already impressive beast that’s capable of devouring the highway during daily commutes or a timed track run. What most people will notice first is the design of the car, which improved by lifting the rear end, adding a little more slope and stretching the width. A better transmission, upgraded interior and “hot vee” engine all combine to make this generation as anticipated as the first. Check in with Porsche of Tucson to examine the new Panamera for yourself and take a test drive.

Hot Vee Engine New Design

Although the 4.0L V-8 Twin Turbo shares a lot of features in common with engines used in other vehicles, the placement of the turbos in the dip between the cylinder rows is something new for Porsche. The company says this is more efficient because of a shorter run for the exhaust gas. Anyone who drives a Porsche Panamera and steps on the gas will be hard-pressed to argue. With a spine-snapping 567 pound-feet of torque, the sporty sedan has 550 horsepower to use as you wish. If you don’t feel the need to jump off the starting line like a rocket, the Panamera also has a 405-horsepower 2.9L V-6.

Cruise Control of Future Here Now

The Panamera has available InnoDrive, Porsche’s name for its high-tech adaptive cruise control that uses GPS readings to anticipate both road and traffic law changes. By reading the topography 2 miles ahead, InnoDrive will downshift or lower the speed when necessary to adjust for steep hills or tight curves once you program a route into the navigation system. In a test on Germany’s famed Autobahn, a Car and Driver editor noted it behaved much like a human driver. “It smoothed the schizophrenic speed-limit changes with the gentle transitions of a human driver, yet when a dawdling Peugeot finally moved to the right in an unrestricted section, the Porsche accelerated forcefully–just as we would in a 550-hp Porsche–to the system’s max of 130 mph.” InnoDrive won’t be part of the package when the Panamera first comes to Porsche of Tucson in early 2017. Engineers still have to fine-tune the system to match up with America’s traffic laws.


Who Says Four Doors Can’t Be Sporty?

For the ultimate in luxury and performance, consider the new Porsche Panamera Edition. With four doors, loads of interior room and greater comfort than ever before, one might be excused for thinking this is just another luxury boat that provides a nice ride but isn’t much when it comes to performance. Now consider that this is a Porsche, a name synonymous with performance and a thrilling driving experience. By not being satisfied with the status quo, Porsche engineers and designers have created a car that reconciles all the contradictions that come with the thought of a sedan that’s at home on the racetrack. See the personality and feel the performance of the new Panamera Edition with a visit to Porsche of Tucson.

Fall in Love With the Look, Stay for the Drive

One look at the new Panamera Edition is all it takes to recognize a creation made from a love of driving. The sublime design is made to cut through the wind and maximize downforce while delivering the unmistakable Porsche look. Nineteen-inch wheels provide a footprint that was made for attacking curves, while the Porsche Active Suspension Management System uses sensors to continually adjust the dampers and reduce body roll. Electronic power steering delivers just the right amount of touch so you cannot only feel the road, you can feel in complete control. Utilizing a naturally aspirated 3.6L V-6, the Panamera develops 310 horsepower and 295 pound feet of torque, or enough to rocket you from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds on the way to a top speed of 160 mph. A standard 7-speed transmission moves effortlessly through the gears.

Best Seat Belongs to the Driver

Although all four premium leather seats in the Porsche Panamera Edition are luxurious and comfortable, the best one undoubtedly belongs to the driver. With all gauges in direct line-of-sight with the road and an ascending center console delivering even more important vehicle information, the driver is in complete control of this modern driving machine. Sit back in luxury and rest your head against the Porsche crest, embroidered on all four headrests. The Porsche Communication Management infotainment system is your source for audio, navigation and hands free communication utilizing a large 7-inch touchscreen. A Bose surround sound system envelopes the driver and passengers in concert quality sound with 585 watts of power and 14 speakers. Test-drive the new Panamera Edition today at Porsche of Tucson.


Power and Grace the Result of this Alliance

Add the name Porsche in front of any automotive discussion and you automatically raise the interest level of any red-blooded gear head. So when Porsche decided to create a pair of fuel-efficient hybrids from the Panamera sedan and Cayenne SUV, consumers eagerly awaited the final product. Dubbed the S E-Hybrid, the new versions of the Panamera and Cayenne are now available for inspection at your Porsche of Tucson dealer.

Panamera S E-Hybrid Tops 170 mph

Blazing off the line to hit 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, the Porsche Panamera hybrid utilizes a combination of the 95-horsepower electric motor and 333 horse 3.0-liter V6 to top out at 170 mph. Using the electric engine alone, the car can reach a very respectable 83 mph with a range of about 15 miles. To achieve the best performance at the expense of a little gas mileage, let the gas and electric engines work together to produce 416 total horsepower while achieving 50 mpge. Other features like auto start/stop shuts the power down when sitting at a stop light, while coasting unlinks the driveline from the engine to ensure deceleration doesn’t occur as the result of engine braking.

Cayenne Performance a Bit off Panamera Pace

The Cayenne and Panamera S E-Hybrids both share the same engine setup, but the lighter weight of the sedan coupled with some aerodynamic advantages give it the performance edge over the big SUV. Still, the Cayenne reaches 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 151 mph. Utilizing the electric engine alone, the Cayenne gets about the same range as the Panamera but can only achieve 73 mph on the highway. Previous versions of the Cayenne offered superior handling on the pavement, but weren’t really made for severe off-road excursions. That hasn’t changed with the hybrid model, but when you spend $80,000 for a vehicle you probably aren’t going to want to challenge nature’s ability to mess up the paint.

Porsche Character Reflected in Each Vehicle

Whether its one of the new hybrids or a version of the classic 911 sports car, the character that comes along with a Porsche name badge comes from scrutinizing every detail and challenging the status quo. Stop by Porsche of Tucson and see why this iconic automaker is synonymous with a sophisticated and thrilling driving experience.