Used 2015 Porsche Panamera Sedan
Porsche Panamera Sedan
Four doors have never been so much fun as when they are attached to the 2015 Porsche Panamera luxury performance sedan.
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While many Porsche purists decried a 4-door Porsche signaled the end of days, the Panamera performance sedan for 2015 has clearly proven them wrong. From its stunning and sometimes polarizing silhouette to its impressive variations including a 570-horsepower Turbo S model and a plug-in hybrid variant, the Panamera 4-door sedan doesn’t shy away from the spotlight. There’s even a plug-in hybrid model that can bolt to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 167 mph. Sure, you’ll find more room in the back of a Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG and a more reasonable price on a BMW 640i Gran Coupe, but the Panamera’s distinctive shape and razor-sharp driving experience are something no competitor can match.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you care first and foremost about handling, ride and performance, but the realities of your life negate a 911 coupe, Porsche’s 2015 Panamera sports sedan delivers everything you want and need without asking too much sacrifice.
You May Not Like This Car If...
From the Audi S8 to the Jaguar XJR and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, there are numerous high-powered, high-performance sedans that cost less, offer more rear-seat head- and legroom and feature better track records in the areas of resale and reliability.
What's New for 2015
For 2015, the Porsche Panamera 4-door sports sedan sees few changes. The Turbo S receives standard LED headlights, while all models receive upgraded audio features such as HD and satellite radio.
Words cannot do the 2015 Porsche Panamera driving experience justice. From the 310-horsepower base model right up to the 570-horsepower Turbo S, every trim offers its own variation of handling and performance that is a delight in its own unique way. Sure, the nearly 2-ton Panamera isn’t as fleet-of-foot as a 911 or Cayman, but this big sedan’s ability to round corners and deliver direct and constant feedback to the driver is simply better than in any other high-output performance sedan of its size. Porsche’s sophisticated suspension dampening and steering setup are capable of dispatching road imperfections and irregularities that would jostle and bounce lesser sedans. Such praise is lavished on all but one model, that being the S E-Hybrid whose systems somewhat numb the Panamera’s steering and brake feel. Then again, there is nothing quite as exhilarating as when the hybrid is accelerating under full electric power.
One of the perks of dropping six figures on an automobile is that you’ll get noticed wherever it goes. That is certainly true of Porsche’s Panamera sports sedan for 2015. Nothing remotely resembles it, except maybe two 911s parked bumper-to-bumper.
S E-HYBRID PLUG-IN HYBRID
The Panamera S E-Hybrid’s plug-in system is better than just a standard hybrid setup because you can charge the vehicle overnight and then run exclusively on electric power until the batteries are exhausted (at speeds up to 85 mph for about 22 miles). Charging time when hooked to a 240-volt outlet takes about two hours.
Because the seats in the 2015 Porsche Panamera 4-door sit low, getting in or out can take patience. The interior is a statement to Porsche luxury and technology, and fit/finish is impeccable. Seating is terrific for those in front, with plenty of space even for taller folks, but less so for those in the rear – the exception being the long-wheelbase trims that offer good legroom but still somewhat claustrophobic accommodations. Expectedly, the sound system is magnificent and there is enough technology to suit the most committed early-adopter, but we counted about 75 control functions that are reachable from the driver’s seat.
While Porsche’s reputation was built on the racetracks of the world and that competition heritage is certainly the single-most significant aspect of the marketing message, the unmistakable “Porsche-ness” of the exterior shapes of all the company’s products ties them together like pictures on a family greeting card. Even with four doors, there is no confusing that the 2015 Panamera is a Porsche. Last year’s styling tweaks included a tightening of the body’s lines, available LED headlights (standard on Turbo S), an expanded rear trunklid with a wider glass window and an electrically deploying spoiler.
Notable Standard Equipment
Standard equipment on the 2015 Porsche Panamera base version, besides all the usual luxury items appropriate for the price range, includes a slide/tilt moonroof, electronically controlled shock absorbers, Porsche Stability Management, hard-drive-based navigation, an automatic liftgate, ParkAssist, Bluetooth, 8-way power front seats, and a host of additional luxury, convenience and safety features. Long-wheelbase executive models feature Adaptive air suspension and Porsche Active Suspension Management to improve both ride and handling.
Notable Optional Equipment
With a vehicle that offers paint and leather upholstery to match provided samples, you would be correct in guessing the list of available options is lengthy. Those options include sound systems from Burmester and Bose, Porsche Rear-Seat Entertainment with swiveling 7-inch screens, Lane Change Assist, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, thermally- and noise-insulated glass, and 4-zone automatic climate control with separate air-temperature, blower-intensity and air-distribution adjustments for each seat.
Under the Hood
For 2015, the base rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 – "4" is Porsche shorthand for all-wheel drive (AWD) – are powered by a 310-horsepower 3.6-liter all-aluminum V6. The S trims employ a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 good for 420 horsepower. All other models (except the S E-Hybrid) have various versions of a 4.8-liter all-aluminum V8, which varies from 440 horsepower in the Panamera GTS all the way up to 570 horsepower in the Turbo S Executive GT. All Panamera models, except the S E-Hybrid, have a 7-speed PDK automatic transmission with manual control. The Panamera S E-Hybrid has a 3.0-liter V6 paired with an electric motor and teamed to an 8-speed Tiptronic S automatic. The total output for the S E-Hybrid is a combined 416 horsepower.
3.6-liter V6 (Panamera, Panamera 4)
310 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 3,750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/28 mpg (RWD), 18/27 mpg (AWD)
3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (Panamera S, Panamera 4S)
420 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
384 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750-5,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/27 mpg, 17/26 mpg (AWD, long-wheelbase Executive edition)
4.8-liter V8 (Panamera GTS)
440 horsepower @ 6,700 rpm
384 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/24 mpg
4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (Panamera Turbo)
520 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
516 lb-ft of torque @ 2,250-4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/24 mpg
4.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (Panamera Turbo S)
570 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
553 lb-ft of torque @ 2,250-5,000 rpm (590 lb-ft @ 2,500-4,500 rpm with overboost)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/24 mpg
3.0-liter V6 with hybrid electric motor (Panamera S E-Hybrid)
416 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm (total system)
435 lb-ft of torque @ 1,250-4,000 rpm (total system)
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25 mpg combined/50 mpge in pure electric mode
The 2015 Porsche Panamera has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) around $80,000, very near the base prices of the Jaguar XJ Series, the BMW 7 Series and the Lexus LS 460 L. Adding the AWD of the Panamera 4 bumps the price to about $84,000. The twin-turbo S and 4S are about $94,200 and $100,000, respectively, the Turbo model starts around $142,500, and the top-of-the-line Turbo S Executive GT has a starting price just over $201,000 – adding Porsche options can increase that dramatically. The S E-Hybrid starts at about $100,000, but can easily be optioned to well over $110,000. Be sure and check KBB’s Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for the 2015 Porsche Panamera. Residual values can be expected to be on par with, or perhaps slightly higher than, those for the BMW and Lexus, and considerably higher than those for the Jaguar.
Porsche Panamera Consumer Reviews
December 09, 2018
In 2016 I cancled the purchase of a 2014 Panamera with 4K miles for 73k and I changed the order for a new 2016 cayenne since it was...
September 05, 2018
Great all around car
Best trade off between sports car and luxury vehicle. It is an easy daily driver, weekend getaway, and around town car. I love the...
January 08, 2018
This Panamara S is an engineering marvel. Porshe has been able to put sports car performance in a luxury care that matches Bentley in...
April 26, 2017
Sports car fun Sedan
I am a huge Porsche fan and this one is a swell. Drive it every chance we get. Have owned 5 911s, 5 Cayenne S - turbo. I felt I had to...
August 16, 2016
The most amazing 4 door ever - 2011 Panamera 4
I never really take the time to submit reviews but this car is so worthy I had to offer my 2 cents. Also the consumer reviews were the...
June 11, 2015
Panamera GTS is consistent with Porsche heritage
This Panamera is my 4th Porsche; a Boxter S, a 911 Carrera, a 911 Carrera S. What you get With a Panamera GTS is 911S level performance...
August 22, 2014
I am a convert now!
This is my wife's car and I drove it on a several hundred mile trip recently. She has the V8 engine. I was quite amazed at how close to...
August 15, 2014
I've owned several Porsche's.
The 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS: I've owned several Porsche's through out the years and this one is by far the one to own. Don't...
July 20, 2014
Best sports car for a tall guy ever made!
Luv the car. Great performance and style-If it was a convertible it would be awesome. Few small recalls but Porsche was outstanding...
June 29, 2014
My first Porsche and I could not be more impressed. This was my first Porsche and the Panamera is a car that brings a smile to my face...