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2014 Porsche Panamera S.

If there has ever been a car that didn’t need an update, it’s the 2014 Porsche Panamera. The four-door wunderkind has wowed us for years with its inconceivable blend of top-shelf luxury and sports car dynamics, and there’s still nothing for the money that can touch it. But Porsche knows how German engineers operate: If you don’t give them something useful to do, they’ll end up building the world’s most intricate glove box hinges or something. So they were tasked with making the Panamera meaningfully better for 2014.

The Porsche Panamera, the brand’s four-seater sports car for every day which gave the automotive executive class a new lease of life, is expanding further with the introduction of the second generation at Porsche Centre Bahrain, Behbehani Brothers w.l.l. An unprecedented nine derivatives are now available, with three debut models joining a redeveloped line-up. With the new Panamera, the sports carmaker has pushed the contradictions to the limit: even sportier dynamics and greater efficiency with more comfort and a decidedly sharper design for the ultimate driving pleasure. Fortunately GAZ got an opportunity to test drive the new four wheel dragon Panamera S for a day and it was a fabulous experience for us.

The joy of this sensation can’t be understated, for even among the many and varied forms of automobile in this era, the Panamera provided a symphony of sounds, tactile responses, and maneuvering capabilities typically found only in much smaller–and therefore less practical–vehicles.

There are some appearance updates to the headlamps, bigger nostrils in the front fascia, a flatter liftgate window, lower mounting for the rear license plate, and revised taillamps—but you’d have to be a Panamerologist to notice without the previous-year car alongside for reference.

Panamera S is powered by a V6 and includes 18-inch wheels, auto-leveling bi-xenon headlights, LED headlight and taillight accents, front and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, a power rear liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, a chilled glovebox, partial leather upholstery and a 60/40-split rear seatback. Also standard are a 4.8-inch driver information display, a navigation system with a center-mounted 7-inch display, Bluetooth and an 11-speaker sound system with a USB/iPod interface.

The rear-wheel-drive Porsche Panamera S and all-wheel-drive 4S get a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 for 2014. Rated at 420 hp and 384 lb-ft, this motor should be good for 0-60 sprints in the mid-4-second range, according to Porsche, which is comparable to the outgoing V8-powered 4S.

When it comes to safety ,Every 2014 Porsche Panamera comes standard with antilock brakes, stability control, front and rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. Ceramic-composite brakes and a rearview camera are available.

In any case, the 2014 Porsche Panamera is a very special car. Of course, every flagship luxury sedan in this price range is pretty special, so you’d do well to sample the Audi A8 and S8, BMW 7 Series, Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class as well. But whether or not its updates were strictly necessary, the 2014 Panamera is undoubtedly another winner for Porsche, making the company’s strongest case yet for executive-class supremacy.

Price Starts from   40,000 BHD onwards…….

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