Whilst BMW has an extended wheelbase 7 Series to offer, Audi strats with an A8 L and even Volvo’s S90 comes in a stretched out “Excellence” version (for China only). Porsche, not wanting to be left out of the chauffeur market, comes out with a Panamera Executive version for rear legroom lovers.
2018 Porsche Panamera 4 Executive Price
The new entry-level, short-wheelbase Panamera will set you back $86,050, while the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 costs $90,650. The long-wheelbase Panamera 4 Executive retails at $97,350, and the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive is priced at $105,150 ($4500 more than the short-wheelbase Panamera 4 E-Hybrid). Pricing for the Executive derivatives of the 4S and Turbo versions has not been announced yet.
The first stack of new models will be delivered starting in January 2017. Sales of the redesigned Porsche Panamera begin in January with the 4S and Turbo models, which are 2017s. They’ll be followed later in the year by the rest of the lineup, which will be 2018s.
Interior of Porsche Panamera 4 Executive
As you would expect from any Porsche model, especially one labeled “Executive”, the 2018 Porsche Panamera Executive comes fully equipped with a variety of great features.
Some of the standard features on the vehicle include heated comfort seats with multi-way electrical adjustment, an adaptive air suspension, a panoramic sunroof and a roll-up sunblind. On the higher up models, additional features become available including a Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment system with 10.1-inch displays on the backrests of the front seats.
Porsche used the already quite large Panamera car-body and pulled it on a bit around either end. The result is a wheelbase extended by 5.9 inches. Nothing else in the fashion of this well known sleek appearance has changed.
Porsche Panamera 4 Executive Engine
The Porsche Panamera also showcases a new, more-efficient turbocharged V-6 that produces 330 horsepower, up 20 horses from the previous generation Panamera V-6. This new engine is standard on the base Panamera and also can be fitted to all-wheel drive Panamera 4 models as well as the new long-wheelbase Executive version.
In addition to this new V-6, the Panamera will offer buyers three other powertrain alternatives. The rest of the family includes the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, which produces 462 total horsepower, the V8-powered 4S with 440 horsepower and the top-of-the-line Turbo with 550 horsepower. All four can be had in either standard or long-wheelbase Executive trim levels. The Panamera series will consist of 9 total models starting with the standard- wheelbase/rear-drive V6 Panamera.