By Ian Paul Lawrence | February 9, 2020
Four doors and a cloud of dust. That’s what the stylish new generation of the Porsche Panamera 4S sports sedan delivers. With its 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that delivers a whopping 440 horsepower, it can take you from 0-60 miles per hour in an awe-inspiring 3.6 seconds. All with the kids glued to the back of their seats in the second row.
Along with its top tier acceleration, it handles and feels just like a two-seat Porsche 911, navigating even the sharpest corners with ease. With Porsche Active Suspension Management electronic damper control, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control Sport, and electromagnetic steering, you’ll get all the ride comfort of a luxury sedan. But as soon as you start accelerating in the ultra-responsive Panamera 4S, you’ll forget that it’s a four-door, enjoying all the perks that come with two-door sports cars.
To make the Panamera 4S even more versatile, all-wheel drive comes standard. Furthermore, the Porsche 4D Chassis Control system offers unparalleled handling that allows you to tackle any road. This isn’t a car that you have to leave at home when it snows or rains, but it feels so luxurious you’ll find it hard to expose it to the elements.
Ensuring this luxurious feel is high-quality engineering and a sporty design that comes coupled with a wide range of top-end technological upgrades. Because you don’t buy a top of the line vehicle in 2020 for it to feel like an antique when you drive it around. The Porsche Advanced Cockpit delivers touch screen panels and a customizable display that allows you to make the Panamera truly yours in a 21st century way.
Outside of the prominent cosmetic pleasantries that are a hallmark of Porsche, the Panamera 4S comes equipped with top of the line driver-assist technology. Ranging from night vision assist to top of the line adaptive cruise control the Panamera 4S has you covered.
Of course, driving fast is one of the joys of owning a high-performance vehicle, but getting tickets when you’re not even trying to go that fast has always been the bane of sports car drivers. Luckily the Panamera 4S adaptive cruise control utilizes sensors that detect speed limits and automatically adjusts your speed employing optimal acceleration or deceleration, all while selecting the optimal gear.
Rounding corners isn’t a problem either as the adaptive cruise control adjusts for this as well. So, when you need to play by the rules, it’s easy, but when you want to open up the throttle and speed down the open asphalt, that’s easy too.
Obviously, safety is a significant concern as well. That’s why the Panamera 4S comes with night vision assistance that utilizes thermal imaging cameras to pick up on people or large animals and displays a warning in the cockpit if one is detected.
But what good is a car if you can’t take it to the country club for a round of golf or load up the trunk with your bags for a weekend trip? With rear seats that fold down, there is enough room for two full golf bags or a complete set of suitcases, and then some. And nothing beats rolling up to the course or hotel with the best car around. The Panamera 4S Starts at $104,000, making it cheaper than many of the sports cars on the lot, but is more versatile than any of them.
With all that the Panamera 4S offers, there’s no need to look anywhere else. The most versatile sports car of all time fits any need, giving you all the comforts of a four-door sedan while offering the performance of a two-door sports car.