By Colin Bird on February 13, 2009
It’s been a couple months since we got our first glimpse of Porsche’s all-new four-door Panamera GT. Today, we finally get a peek at the interior and also find out more about powertrains, trim levels and pricing.
The Panamera will comfortably seat four. There’s a wide center console spanning the cockpit that also bisects the rear seats, providing storage and air for the rear passengers.
Practicality makes a rare appearance at Porsche, as the Panamera can carry a group and their cargo at the same time. The trunk has 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which is more than a comparatively sized BMW 5 Series and about equal with a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The rear seats also fold down.
Porsche continues to make its owners feel as unique as their six-figure salaries by offering a diverse range of luxury appointments.
The Panamera comes in four leather colors and seven interior trim options, including real carbon fiber and olive wood. Other premium features include an optional 16-speaker, 1,000-plus-watt audio system, and 18-way adaptive sport seats with individual controls for the side bolsters, seat surface and backrest.
Besides the interior, the automaker also spilled the beans on specifications and body styles. The Panamera GT will be available in three body styles: the base rear-wheel-drive S, the all-wheel-drive S4 and the top-of-the-line all-wheel-drive Turbo. Initially, all Panameras will come with V-8 engines.
The S and S4 come equipped with a 400-hp, 4.8-liter V-8. The Turbo also gets a V-8, but it’s twin-turbocharged. The 500-hp Turbo can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat.
The Panamera will go on sale in the U.S. on Oct. 17. When it does, price of entry for a base S will be $89,800. The S4 will be $93,800 and the Turbo comes in at $132,600.
More interior shots are below; make sure to tell us what you think.