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  • Spacious for four, but no five-seat option at launch
  • Enlarged boot is more practical shape
  • Tailgate brings a welcome dose of flexibility

The Panamera is a big car, and offers plenty of room inside for its four passengers; Porsche has hinted that it may offer a five-seat version in the future, but the fifth seat will only be suitable for short journeys.

Compared to the previous version, the latest Panamera has a great distance between the front and rear wheels, freeing up more room inside the cabin - which is especially noticeable in the rear.

Similarly, the 495-litre boot is 50 litres bigger than before, and Porsche has done its best to shape it to make it better at swallowing suitcases. Fold the rear chairs over and this expands to 1,304 litres.

Despite Porsche’s insistence that the Panamera is a saloon, it’s really a five-door coupe with a large tailgate to access the boot.

Is it safe?

  • Lots of active safety technology available
  • Advanced new InnoDrive ‘co-pilot’ system
  • Night vision option

There’s no Euro NCAP rating for the new Panamera, and curiously, Europe’s independent crash test body generally doesn’t test cars at this prestige level. But with part-aluminium and high-strength steel construction, eight airbags and highly sophisticated electronic stability control as standard, it should be at least as safe as anything else in this class.

Optional safety equipment for the Porsche Panamera

Porsche does offer a number of options to top up safety levels even further, including:

  • Night vision, which uses a thermal camera to help you spot pedestrians and animals earlier at night, complete with colour highlighted warning
  • Lane-change assistant, which is basically a long-range blindspot monitor
  • Lane departure warning, which alerts you if you’re about to cross out of your lane without indicating; the same camera that controls this also recognises road signs and displays them on the dashboard
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with stop and go function

Porsche Panamera 2016 night vision

The LED Matrix headlights also count as a safety upgrade, since they aim to give you the best possible illumination at night without dazzling other motorists – which is achieved by constantly adapting the light beam.

Then there’s Porsche InnoDrive. This is a new system that uses sat-nav data to predict the road for up to nearly two miles ahead, and combined with the adaptive cruise control claims to ‘optimise’ the engine, gearbox and braking, taking corners, hills and speed limits into account.

This predictive data is then filtered via information coming in through all the car’s on-board cameras and sensors as you drive. Apparently it makes the Panamera more efficient, and is yet another step on the road towards autonomous driving. InnoDrive was only available in the UK from 2017 onwards.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Porsche Panamera.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Traction control

10 Years Edition equipment

10 Years Edition standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
10 Years Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote

4 equipment

4 standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
4 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails

4 Executive equipment

4 Executive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
4 Executive optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support

4S equipment

4S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
4S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails

4S Executive equipment

4S Executive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
4S Executive optional equipment
None available

GTS equipment

GTS standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
GTS optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Turbo optional equipment
None available

Turbo Executive equipment

Turbo Executive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Turbo Executive optional equipment
None available

Turbo S equipment

Turbo S standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Turbo S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails

Turbo S Executive equipment

Turbo S Executive standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Turbo S Executive optional equipment
None available