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Engineered body design and active bonnet system Panamera Turbo S

Porsche Panamera Turbo S - Engineered body design and active bonnet system

Engineered body design and active bonnet system

Engineered body design

The lightweight bodyshell construction, made from super-high-strength steels, stainless steel, magnesium and aluminium, ensures a low overall weight. It also produces a highly resilient passenger cell that offers high levels of protection in the event of an impact. The system of longitudinal and transverse members at the front absorbs deformation energy and disperses the forces, thereby minimising deformation of the interior. In addition, passive safety is further enhanced by the front axle aluminium subframe, which is designed to deform in a defined manner. A rigid bulkhead cross member reduces deformation of the footwell in the event of an impact and provides improved protection for the feet and legs. In a minor collision, a system of easily replaceable impact absorbers prevents costly damage to the underlying bodyshell.

Active bonnet system

The active bonnet system is designed with enhanced pedestrian safety in mind. The moment the sensors in the front apron detect a collision, this pyrotechnically assisted system raises the rear portion of the bonnet, which can help to reduce the risk of injury.





Porsche Traction Management (PTM)

Direct fuel injection (DFI)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

VarioCam Plus System

Auto start/stop function


Exhaust system

SPORT button and Sport Chrono

Steering and Power steering Plus

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Adaptive air suspension

PDCC including PTV Plus

Wheels + TPM

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Lighting concept

Braking system

Engineered body design and active bonnet system

Airbags and seat belt system

Anti-theft protection



Steering wheels

Assistance systems

Entry & Drive

Porsche Car Connect (PCC)

Luggage compartment

Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment

Telephone module and mobile phone preparation

BOSE® Surround Sound-System

Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System

Environmental protection

Lightweight construction and recycling