In the new model generation set to be unveiled on 24 November, the Porsche Panamera will introduce a new Porsche Driver Experience control concept that was first introduced in the Taycan. It offers a fully digital display, a wide range of customisation options and intuitive operation.
Akey feature of the concept is the grouping of the control elements relevant for driving in the immediate vicinity of the steering wheel, convenient for the driver to access. This simplifies operation of the new Panamera, especially during dynamic driving.
The focus on the driver’s axis manifests itself in numerous details. For example, the toggle switch for navigating through the options provided by the instrument cluster, and the mode switch for selecting the driving programmes, is directly on the steering wheel. And the gear selector lever is located on the fascia. This decision frees up space on the centre console for an elegant climate control panel that combines touch surfaces and physical switches into a solution that is as intuitive as it is elegant.
New, completely finless and electrically adjustable air vents are installed in the centre console. It is possible to switch between several pre-configured and personalised climate control modes at the press of a button. In addition, the storage bin in the centre console is a larger capacity.
Primarily, the digital, free-standing instrument cluster emphasises the driver’s axis. The 12.6-inch display is characterised by a curved and free-standing design. The driving information has been clearly structured into three display areas, for which different configurations are possible depending on the equipment and the selected view. The additional, optional head-up display can be operated directly from the sports steering wheel.
A clear approach to the design and use of luxurious materials create a high-quality and sporting ambience in the interior of the new Panamera. The new decor concept makes an impression with its formal continuity, extending from the centre console to the control panel and into the doors of the new Panamera. Together with the steep rise of the centre console, it is one of the defining features of the Panamera cockpit.
For the first time, Porsche is equipping the model with continuous ambient lighting along the entire panel, emphasising the space and comfort inside the four door sports car. Improved seat foam materials with enhanced elasticity in all models have been chosen to further increase comfort.
The colour and material options available for the new Panamera have a focus on particularly fine materials and a wide selection of bi-colour designs. Matching decor and accent options further refine the ambience. The choice is extended by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur for greater personalisation. For the first time, Porsche is also offering leather-free equipment in the Panamera, which combines particularly sporting materials such as Race-Tex and Pepita fabric