In 2009, Porsche AG gave purists headspins when it pulled the sheets back on the Panamera. What?! A Porsche sedan?
How quaint that anxiety seems now. With Aston Martin following suit with the 4-door Rapide, plus Lamborghini, Bentley, Jaguar, and Maserati about to release SUVs, traditional sports car makers are no longer restricted to 2-door flights of fancy.
For 2017, Porsche has reimagined its Panamera sports sedan from the ground up: All engines and transmissions are new, the infotainment/MMI has been redesigned with the future in mind, and its chassis has been further advanced to optimize its unique driving dynamics.
Porsche invited a handful of American journalists to Berlin to witness the unveiling of the new Panamera. Here are 10 things we learned about Porsche’s second-generation Panamera.