Porsche Panamera Executive long-wheelbase saloon unveiled at LA Motor Show

New long-wheelbase version of the Panamera is available across almost the entire range, and there's a new entry level V6 too

Porsche has used this year’s LA Motor Show to debut a long wheelbase version of the all-new Panamera, dubbed the Panamera Executive.

Alongside the new Executive model is a new entry-level engine. Porsche has added a 326bhp turbo V6 to the line-up, bringing the starting price of the Panamera down to £66,386.

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Order books for both the new long wheelbase model and cars with the new 3.0-litre V6 are open, with the stretched Executive wheelbase available on the Panamera 4, 4S, E-Hybrid and Turbo.

The new Executive models are marked out by a wheelbase that has been stretched by 150mm, giving increased rear passenger space. There are also big changes inside, with Porsche adding a panoramic roof, heated seats with multi-way powered adjustment in the rear, plus adaptive air suspension with an electronically-controlled damper system as standard.

Buyers also have the option of adding a new centre console in the rear, which features two airline-style folding tables. Not only that, but Porsche also offers a rear seat entertainment package, featuring two 10.1-inch displays bolted to the back of the front seats. The displays can also be removed and used as tablets when required.

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The new 3.0-lite V6 turbo, available in the rear-wheel drive Panamera and all-wheel drive Panamera 4, is a replacement for the old 3.6-litre V6 from the previous generation car. However, it develops an additional 20bhp and uses 13 per cent less fuel than before. It comes paired with an eight-speed PDK gearbox as standard and capable of a claimed 37.7mpg. The economy champions in the Panamera range are still the diesel and hybrid models, though.

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The long wheelbase Executive model range kicks off with the Panamera 4 powered by the entry-level 3.0-litre V6 turbo. Prices start from £76,034, a premium of £6,622 over an equivalent standard wheelbase model.

Do you think the new long-wheelbase Porsche Panamera has the chops to be a true luxury car? Let us know in the comments below...

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