At this point, we would normally be devoting our attention to the driver and describing a sports car ergonomics concept designed entirely around the cockpit. But it can be just as much fun in a Porsche to hand over the steering wheel and let someone else do the driving for a change. In the rear compartment particularly, the new Panamera Executive models afford their passengers plenty of freedom. In every respect.
The extra 5.9 inches added to the length of the Executive models has above all provided noticeably more legroom at the rear seats. These are eight-way power seats and now recline even further, enabling you to find the ideal sitting position. Thanks to seat heating and ventilation, you can concentrate on your work – or simply enjoy the journey. Other luxury features include comfort headrests, electric backrest adjustment, seat cushion length adjustment, lumbar support – and the ability to adjust the front passenger seat from the rear.
A large center console for the rear compartment – and for increased storage space – is fitted as standard. The 120-volt socket, an additional 12-volt socket and preparation for a cooling compartment also belong to the standard specification. Options for the rear include Porsche Rear Seat Entertainment with two display consoles, two multimedia players and two wireless infrared headphones.
An interior lighting package conceived specifically for the rear has been integrated as standard. Nearly all lights are powerful yet energy-efficient LEDs. It comprises two reading lights in the overhead console in the rear, lights in each footwell, additional orientation lighting in the rear, and illumination for the rear door storage compartments and rear center console storage compartment. The additional ambient lighting on the overhead consoles in the front and rear and the reading lights are dimmable.
Four-zone automatic climate control, with separate temperature controls for all four seats, is available as standard. Also standard is the dark-tinted thermally and noise insulated glass, which will maintain your privacy and protect the interior from the effects of strong sunlight. Just like the electric roll-up sunblinds in the rear compartment and on the rear side windows.
If ever you do prefer to take to the driver’s seat, there’s no reason why you should have to forgo the comfort – or the Porsche interpretation of comfort. The sporty cockpit offers excellent ergonomics thanks to the logical grouping of all the controls. Just as you would expect from a Porsche.