Each of the full-size airbags is inflated in two stages, depending on the severity of an accident. In less serious accidents, the airbags are only partially inflated, thereby minimising discomfort for the occupants. Also fitted as standard is Porsche Side Impact Protection (POSIP).
It comprises side impact protection elements in the doors and two airbags on each side. An integral thorax airbag is located in the seat backrests, while the door panels each contain a head airbag. With each having a volume of approximately 8 litres, these airbags offer excellent protection in the event of a side impact.
Other passive safety features include head restraints integrated into the seat backrests, an energy absorbing steering column, three-point seat belts, front seat-belt pretensioners and force limiters, energy-absorbing elements in the dashboard and flame-resistant materials throughout the interior.