Porsche has unveiled four new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2016 – the Panamera Turbo Executive, Panamera 4S Executive, Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive and Panamera 4 Executive.
The fully redesigned 3.0-litre V6 turbo engine is the new entry-level model for the Gran Turismo class, and is used in the Panamera 4 Executive, the Panamera with rear-wheel drive and the Panamera 4 with all-wheel drive.
The Panamera Turbo Executive boasts a maximum power of 550hp, while the Panamera 4S Executive gets 440hp, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive produces 462hp and the Panamera 4 Executive has a maximum output of 330hp.
All four versions have had their wheelbase extended by 150mm.
Up to and including October 2016, the sportscar manufacturer delivered 178,314 vehicles around the world, representing a 3% increase over the same period in the previous year.
The standard features in the Panamera Executive versions include a large panoramic roof, heated comfort seats with multi-way electrical adjustment in the front and rear and adaptive air suspension with an electronically controlled damper system (Porsche Active Suspension Management / PASM).
The roll-up sunblind behind the headrests in the rear also comes as standard.
Meanwhile, standard equipment in the Panamera 4S Executive and Panamera Turbo Executive include rear-axle steering and soft-close doors.
The Panamera Turbo Executive is equipped with standard features such as four-zone climate control, LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and ambient lighting.
As an option, all Porsche Panamera Executive models are available with a newly developed, large rear centre console, which can also be equipped with two integrated folding tables and an inductive antenna connection for an additional smartphone, depending on the market.
Similarly to the existing Panamera models, the exterior of the Executive versions can be further individualised with a Sport design package.
Another useful equipment option, particularly for the Executive versions frequently used as chauffeur saloons in China and the USA, is the latest generation of Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment.
The 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests of the front seats can be detached for a wide range of uses; when needed, they transform the rear of the Panamera into a fully digitalised workplace, while outside the vehicle, the displays can also be used as tablets.