Autodesk VRED Professional 2014

H Porsche ανακοίνωσε την ανανεωμένη Panamera Turbo S η οποία πλέον θα είναι διαθέσιμη και στην έκδοση Executive με μακρύ μεταξόνιο, μεγαλύτερο κατά 15 εκατοστά. Διαθέσιμη και στο νέο μεταλλικό χρώμα Palladium, η Panamera Turbo S φορά τις 911 Turbo II 20″ ζάντες, ρυθμιζόμενη τεσσάρων κατευθύνσεων πίσω αεροτομή και πάρα πολλά συστήματα στον βασικό εξοπλισμό όπου ανάμεσα τους συναντάμε τα Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) και Sport Chrono package με Launch Control.

Ο V8 κινητήρας της αποδίδει 50 άλογα περισσότερα από την έκδοση Panamera Turbo χάρη στα μεγαλύτερα turbo, στη μεγαλύτερη πίεση ψεκασμού (140 bar από 120 bar) και στα νέα πιστόνια κατασκευασμένα από ένα νέο κράμα αλουμινίου. Ο V8 κινητήρας παράγει 570 άλογα με 750 Nm ροπής μεταξύ 2.250 σ.α.λ και 5.000 σ.α.λ. (800 Nm ροπής στη λειτουργία Overboost). Η Panamera Turbo S έχει μέση κατανάλωση 10,2 λίτρα/100 χλμ και 239 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2 ενώ η Panamera Turbo S Executive 10,3 λίτρα/100 χλμ και 242 γρ/χλμ εκπομπές CO2. Τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα τα κάνει σε 3,8 δευτερόλεπτα. Στον προαιρετικό εξοπλισμό της συναντάμε μεταξύ άλλων και σπορ σύστημα εξάτμισης.

Autodesk VRED Professional 2014

Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν δίχρωμες δερμάτινες επενδύσεις, ηλεκτρικά ρυθμιζόμενα καθίσματα 14 κατευθύνσεων (στον πρόσθετο εξοπλισμό υπάρχουν διαθέσιμα και σπορ καθίσματα 18 κατευθύνσεων), με την Panamera Turbo S Executive, λόγω του μεγαλύτερου μεταξονίου της να προσφέρει επιπλέον 12 εκατοστά χώρο για τα πόδια των πίσω επιβατών. Επίσης η τελευταία διαθέτει φιμέ ηχομονωτικά παράθυρα, πακέτο εσωτερικό φωτισμού, μεγαλύτερη πίσω κεντρική κονσόλα και μερικές ακόμη εκτεταμένες επιλογές στον πρόσθετο εξοπλισμό.

Ντεμπούτο θα κάνει στην έκθεση του Τόκιο με τις παραγγελίες της στη Γερμανία ξεκινούν από σήμερα με την Porsche Panamera Turbo S να κοστίζει από 180.024 ευρώ και την Panamera Turbo S Executive να ξεκινά από τις 197.041 ευρώ. Οι πρώτες παραδώσεις θα γίνουν τον Ιανουάριο του 2014.

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η Porsche πούλησε 119.747 αυτοκίνητα το πρώτο εννεάμηνο (+15%), έχοντας λειτουργικά κέρδη 1,89 δις ευρώ.

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New top model in the Gran Turismo model range: The Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Performance and luxury for discerning drivers

Stuttgart. Porsche is placing its fastest, most powerful and most luxurious Panamera at the peak of its Gran Turismo series: With a power output of 570 bhp and a top speed of 310 km/h plus a particularly extensive and top-quality range of features, the Panamera Turbo S1) is guaranteed a special status in its market segment. For the first time ever, an Executive version of the Panamera Turbo S is also available with a wheelbase that has been extended by 15 centimetres. As a result, the Panamera Turbo S Executive2) offers significantly more space and even more comfort, particularly at the rear. Thermal and noise-insulated windows, which include privacy glazing, the interior lighting package designed especially for the rear and a large centre console at the rear are just some of the extensive equipment options that belong to this series. The new top model in the Panamera model line will be celebrating its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The sporty, luxurious character of the new Panamera Turbo S is evident not only in its driving performance but also in the key distinguishing features of its appearance. The Palladium, metallic exterior colour, which is available solely for the new Panamera Turbo S, gives the top model an especially exclusive look and enhances the classy, elegant contours. An indication of the vehicle’s outstanding driving dynamics is provided by the 20-inch 911 Turbo II wheels, which are not only larger but also significantly wider than the standard wheels belonging to other Gran Turismo models. The four-way rear spoiler, painted in the same colour as the exterior, is another unique feature.

The new top Panamera model from Porsche features an exceptionally extensive range of equipment appropriate for a top model in the luxury class. It features all of the driving dynamics control systems available for the model range as standard. The Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), an active roll stabilisation system, starts reducing the vehicle’s lateral inclination as it approaches bends, thereby increasing agility and comfort in equal measure. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) system works with a variable standard torque split at the rear wheels in combination with an electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock to provide improved traction in any driving situation. Thanks to the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), the Panamera Turbo S benefits from a high-performance brake system that is particularly resistant to brake fading and wear. The speed-sensitive Power Steering Plus represents the steering system. The chassis of the Panamera Turbo S of course features the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) adaptive damper control and adaptive air suspension with additional air volume.

Some 50 bhp more power thanks to new turbochargers and a higher injection pressure

A 50-bhp increase in power compared to the Panamera Turbo engine has been achieved through specific revision work on a number of components. Porsche is now using two new turbochargers with larger compressors in the Panamera Turbo S model. The new compressors increase the air flow and the charger injects more oxygen into the combustion chambers at high loads and speeds. In addition, the injection pressure has been increased by 20 bar to 140 bar. Together, both of these measures also enable higher component loads, which are absorbed by pistons made from a new aluminium alloy and specially coated piston rings.

This concept has two further advantages: By preparing the air-fuel mixture in the combustion chambers more effectively, the torque also increases by 50 Nm to 750 Nm at between 2250 and 5000 rpm, with the overboost increasing to 800 Nm. The extra torque makes overtaking even easier and faster, for instance. The second enhancement is the fact that the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) fuel consumption figures for the new model are the same as those of the Panamera Turbo at 10.2 litres per 100 km, which is more than 11% less than the predecessor model.

Thanks to the optional sports exhaust system, the Panamera Turbo S offers drivers the opportunity to revel in the sound of motorsport whenever they wish. This unique sound experience is achieved by means of an acoustic channel that can be switched at the push of a button; this channel directs the engine sound straight into the interior. In addition, individual cylinders are skipped when switching up a gear, allowing the engine speed to fall faster and the clutch to engage quickly.

Sport Chrono package enhances sporty handling characteristics

The new Panamera Turbo S is also perfectly equipped to effectively convert its increased level of power and torque into sporty driving dynamics. One of the requirements for this effective conversion of power is the optimum power transmission concept, which the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive system offers in the ideal format, even in difficult driving conditions. The Sport Chrono package comes as standard, and co-ordinates the drive power and chassis at the touch of a button to guarantee a consistently sporty response. What’s more, the overboost function is activated in “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode as well as during kickdown in “Normal” mode; the overboost function temporarily increases the boost pressure to enable even more powerful acceleration and sprint capability. The “Launch Control” race start function guarantees the best possible acceleration when moving off by optimally co-ordinating the responses of the engine control system and the Porsche Doppelkupplung gearshift programme. Thanks to the reworked gear shifting strategy, the Porsche Doppelkupplung changes between its seven gears even more rapidly, accelerating the new Gran Turismo top model from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds.

Chassis with all Panamera assistance systems

The chassis features all of the active systems that Porsche has developed and introduced for the sporty Gran Turismo range as standard. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system is the centrepiece, combining adaptive air suspension and adaptive damper control. The PASM continuously adjusts the damper forces and adapts them to suit road conditions and driving style. Using the PASM chassis button on the centre console, the driver can choose between three performance maps – Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus. Similarly, the adaptive air suspension offers the ability to activate different spring rates to open up an even greater range of chassis characteristics, giving drivers the choice between a very high level of driving comfort and very sporty driving dynamics.

The combination of the PDCC and PTV Plus means that the Panamera Turbo S features the most advanced version of the Panamera chassis as standard. The PDCC prevents the vehicle body from rolling on its longitudinal axis by applying a counter torque using active stabilisers on the front and rear axles. This system also improves vehicle balance via dynamic roll moment distribution, resulting in excellent agility in every speed range driven as well as optimum steering performance and balanced load alteration behaviour. Increased agility is achieved because the tyres constantly maintain the ideal position on the road, allowing optimised lateral forces to build up and act upon each tyre. Variable roll moment distribution also directly influences the vehicle’s self-steering properties.

The PDCC, PASM and air suspension are always controlled together when one of the three chassis programmes is selected. When the “Comfort” setting is selected, the systems provide a relaxed journey on uneven roads. In “Sport” and “Sport plus” mode, active intervention by the systems influence steering behaviour, maximum roll support, self-steering properties and traction in order to secure maximum performance and agility.

PTV Plus for even better cornering: Race-tested ceramic brakes

The advantages offered by the PDCC in terms of driving dynamics are enhanced still further by the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system and the electronically controlled rear-axle differential lock with variable locking effect. The system optimises steering behaviour and traction for a sporty driving experience.

The Panamera Turbo S comes with the PCCB as standard. These super powerful, race-tested ceramic brakes with yellow brake callipers offer clear advantages over conventional grey cast iron brake discs. A reduction in mass of approx. 50%, a faster handling response and the corrosion resistance of the brake calliper rings guarantee maximum performance.

Interior: Two-tone-leather interior and comfort seats

The synthesis between exclusivity and sportiness is upheld in the interior by the two-tone leather furnishings which come as standard. One particular highlight is the new interior package in Dark Burl Walnut. The new decor includes a hint of red, providing a slightly cooler effect, and the interior of the Panamera Turbo S is completed by the embossed Porsche crests on the front headrests.

The 14-way power seats at the front are available as standard and can be combined with the memory package for excellent travel comfort. The memory package comprises seat surface extension as well as lumbar support and electrical steering column adjustment. Both the front and rear seats feature seat heating as standard; seat ventilation is also available as standard in the Panamera Turbo S Executive. The adaptive sport seats build on this seating system to include the comfort memory package with raised seat side bolsters and electronic, 18-way adjustment as an option for the Panamera Turbo S. At the rear, two single seats with a folding central arm rest offer generous leg and head room, even for tall passengers. Passengers at the rear of the Panamera Turbo S Executive travel in even greater luxury: The single seats have an extra twelve centimetres of space in the footwell, all seats offer active ventilation and the electronic roll-up sunblind enables greater privacy. Both rear passengers are protected by side air bags.

In Germany, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S costs EUR 180,024 and the Panamera Turbo S Executive costs EUR 197,041 Euro, including VAT in both cases. The models are available to order now and can be collected from dealers from January 2014.

1) Panamera Turbo S: urban fuel consumption 14.7 litres/100 km; extra-urban fuel consumption 7.7 litres/100 km; combined 10.2 litres/100 km; CO2 emissions 239 g/km 2) Panamera Turbo S Executive: urban fuel consumption 14.9 litres/100 km; extra-urban fuel consumption 7.8 litres/100 km; combined 10.3 litres/100 km; CO2 emissions 242 g/km

Number of employees rises to almost 19,000

Porsche continues to grow deliveries, sales and operating income

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG has continued on its path of success in the first nine months of 2013. Compared against the figure from the previous year, deliveries to customers rose by 15 percent to 119,747 vehicles. Sales of the sportscar manufacturer increased by 3 percent between January and the end of September 2013, rising to EUR 10.42 billion. Operating income rose by 1 percent to EUR 1.89 billion. There was even significant growth in the number of employees. Employing a total staff of exactly 18,882, the figure marked an 11 percent increase on the previous year and a 32 percent increase on the figure from two years ago.

Chief Financial Officer of Porsche AG, Lutz Meschke, underlined in particular the high level of the return on sales of 18 percent, noting how this figure puts Porsche in a prominent position within the automotive industry. The board member emphasized that, despite the high level of outlay associated with expanding the plant in Leipzig and setting up the development center in Weissach, as well as the money spent on new models such as the Macan sports SUV and 918 Spyder super sportscar in the 2013 financial year, Porsche AG is still striving to achieve an operating result at the extremely high level of the previous year. “This is revealing not only the strong earning power that the company enjoys, but also its strict approach to costs”, Meschke explained.

President and CEO of Porsche AG, Matthias Müller, underlined the importance being attached to the new models, production of which is set to start soon. “With the Macan, 918 Spyder and the Panamera S E-Hybrid, which is already available at dealers, Porsche is starting a new chapter in its rich corporate history”, Müller said. The 918 Spyder and Panamera S E-Hybrid are the first Porsche models to feature the particularly eco-friendly hybrid drive. “These technological benchmarks are an impressive demonstration of Porsche’s fantastic expertise when it comes to development”, the President and CEO went on to say. What’s more, Porsche is unveiling its fifth model range with the compact Macan sports SUV. Matthias Müller is already looking ahead to the vehicle’s launch in the coming spring: “The Macan will deliver everything that our customers expect from a Porsche.”

“By making significant investments to the tune of around EUR 1.3 billion, we are making a key contribution in this fiscal year to ensure continued success in the future”, emphasized President and CEO Matthias Müller. The same applies to the large number of new employees. In this fiscal year alone, Porsche has upped the number of people it employs by around 1,500; the number has risen by around 6,000 employees within the last three years.

In the first nine months of this year, Porsche has enjoyed increased growth in the US market in particular. In the US, the number of deliveries to customers rose by 26 percent to 31,549 vehicles. China saw a 15 percent increase to 27,458 vehicles. Against the backdrop of the economic crisis that has affected Southern Europe in particular, Porsche grew by 2 percent overall in Europe.

It was the Boxster model line, to which also the Cayman model belongs, that enjoyed the highest levels of growth, with the number of deliveries increasing by 146 percent to 19,732 vehicles. The greatest number of deliveries went to the Cayenne with 62,886 vehicles, 16 percent up on the previous year. Some 21,755 vehicles from the 911 model line were delivered to customers, representing an increase of 10 percent. Due to the life cycle of the model, deliveries of the Panamera dropped by 31 percent to 15,374 vehicles. The launch of the new Panamera on the international markets has been happening gradually since July 2013.

PORSCHE AG Group January to September
2013 2012 Change
Deliveries (units) 119,747 104,362 + 15%
911 21,755 19,785 + 10%
Boxster/Cayman 19,732 8,029 + 146%
Cayenne 62,886 54,184 + 16%
Panamera 15,374 22,364 – 31%
Revenue (million €) 10,419 10,154 + 3%
Operating profit (million €) 1,893 1,882 + 1%
Employees 18,882* 17,066** + 11%