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Porsche Panamera redesigned, and it's still a 911 for moms and dads

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So, you're reasonably wealthy, but your DINK days are behind you. You've got a kid or two. They have places to be.

If you're looking at Porsches, you've been able to choose between a couple SUVs and the Panamera to meet your sporty-but-practical needs — but let's be honest, a Panamera is a whole lot sleeker than a Cayenne or a Macan. And now, it's brand new: Porsche just took the wraps off the redesigned sedan at an event in Berlin, taking visual cues from the recently refreshed 911 and the 718 Boxster and Cayman.

The new Panamara is launching with three engines — rated 550 horsepower, 440 horsepower, or 422 horsepower from a twin-turbo diesel — with two plug-in hybrid variants coming. (The outgoing Turbo S offers 570 horsepower, but it's possible that there are still hotter models in the pipeline.) All will use Porsche's 8-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. Equipped with the best engine, Porsche calls it the fastest series limousine in the world.

Inside, there's a new UX that features two new 7-inch displays in the instrument cluster on either side of the tach (Porsche loves having a proper analog tach) along with an enormous 12.3-inch center screen. Even the back seat gets its own touchscreen mounted to the console.

In the US, pricing starts at $99,900 (right below that magic $100K mark) for the Panamera 4S and $146,900 for the Turbo.


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