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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 on sale in Australia: New entry option hits local range

The 2017 Porsche Panamera range has been bolstered by the addition of two new variants, the V6-powered Panamera and Panamera 4, providing a new entry point into the range. Joining the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, 4S, 4S Diesel and Turbo models, the new rear-wheel drive Panamera brings the entry point to $210,000 plus on-road costs, while the all-wheel-driven Panamera 4 starts from $220,400...

Porsche Panamera performance hybrid coming, four-cylinder ruled out

The Porsche Panamera range is set to see the addition of a more performance-focused hybrid model. The brand has already detailed four models in the four-door sedan range, including the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, a plug-in hybrid all-wheel-drive setup that offers claimed acceleration of 4.6 seconds from 0-100km/h thanks to its 340kW/700Nm drivetrain...

Porsche Panamera two-door coupe 'definitely has a market'

There’s a chance that a two-door Porsche Panamera coupe could be produced to take on the likes of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T and Bentley Continental. Such a model has been predicted from the German sports car brand for a while, as a potential third family member of the Panamera range alongside the sedan(ish) model that launched recently, and the confirmed Sport Turismo wagon due in the coming years...

2016 Paris motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

It's the oldest motor show in the world, having first launched as a combined event for cycling, sports, and the exciting new world of automobiles. No surprise, then, that the biennial Paris motor show - "Mondial de l'Automobile" in the French - is also one of the biggest on the international calendar and a focus point for the most extravagant concepts and new-model unveilings...

2017 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid unveiled, Australian order books open

The 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid has been revealed ahead of its public debut at the Paris motor show next month, serving as the new entry point into the range. Starting at $242,600 plus on-road costs, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is over $60,000 cheaper than the twin-turbo V6 Panamera 4S revealed in June. Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) teams a 243kW/450Nm 2...

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia

A five-door wagon version of the new Porsche Panamera is expected to join the lineup in the near future as the German brand seeks to expand its product offering. Expected to be called Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, the wagon version of the car is expected to make its debut at this year’s Paris motor show, with a predicted on sale date some time in 2017...

2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed

Details of the 2017 Porsche Panamera’s all-new infotainment system have been revealed, which will eventually feature across the brand’s line-up. Depending on the market, the new Porsche Connect system will offer a number of connected mobile services and apps, along with satellite navigation and a WiFi hotspot...

2017 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo rendered

The production version of the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon has been rendered this week, hinting at what the more practical version of Porsche’s large sedan might look like when it makes its debut. First previewed by the 2012 Panamera Sport Turismo concept, the wagon-bodied Panamera has already been confirmed for the American market for a possible 2018 or 2019 model-year launch, according to industry journal Automotive News...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...

2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo sets Nurburgring record - video

On the heels of its global unveiling this week, a new performance record has been claimed by the new 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo. According to Porsche, the big new Panamera - while still wrapped in light layers of pre-reveal camouflage - set the fastest time around the famed Nurburgring racetrack for a production sedan, with a time of seven minutes, 38 seconds...