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The 2018 Porsche Panamera has improved in every way

By now, Porsche purists and car buffs everywhere have come to terms with the fact that in order to survive, Porsche can’t just build 911s and Boxsters. It was a hard fact that came to light when Porsche unveiled the Cayenne more than 10 years ago, and a fact that was reminded when Porsche unveiled the first-gen Panamera in 2009.

Today, any Porsche fan has to be happy that these models, as well as the recently-introduced Macan, exist. For starters, they have made Porsche one of the most profitable automakers in the world, and have ensured that next-gen Porsche 911 models are always just around the corner. Better yet, cars like the Panamera may be bigger, heavier, and have room for more people, they still exemplify everything Porsche has to offer.

Redesigned last year, the 2018 Porsche Panamera is as authentic a Porsche as any 911 or 718. Sure its long, but it drives like it was on rails and the driver ultimately feels as connected to his or her Panamera as one would feel inside a rear-engine Porsche. And with plenty of engine and trim options, you’ll find the perfect 2018 Porsche Panamera for your needs.

A Porsche 911 with four doors

Think of the Porsche Panamera as a 911 for real life, and you won’t be far off. It provides all the performance you could ever want regardless of the engine you choose to put under the hood, but it also is comfortable, quiet, incredibly refined inside, and spacious. It can accommodate four passengers with ease, and it will get you from Point A to Point B like you expect a full-size luxury sedan should.

The entry-level 2018 Porsche Panamera starts at $ 97,300 and is powered by a 330-horsepower engine that will get you to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds. Add about $ 5,000, and you’ll get the Panamera 4 and the added stability of all-wheel drive. You can also opt for the more spacious Executive model, or the more versatile Panamera Sport Turismo.

Next-in-line is the 2018 Porsche Panamera 4S which starts at $ 117,400. With the 4S, you get a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. With 440 horsepower under your right foot, you’ll get to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

Like all Porsche new vehicle lineups, there are a ton of additional engines and models to choose from including hybrid variants and of course the ridiculously powerful Panamera Turbo and Turbo S.

Regardless of which model you choose, however, you get a high-end interior inside the new Panamera which features a touchscreen center console and a massive display for the infotainment system. If you want Porsche performance with the added benefit of four doors and a useful trunk, check out the 2018 Porsche Panamera today at Porsche Center Calgary.

Date Posted: March 6, 2018