Just five months after Porsche took the wraps off of the new – and newly pretty – 2017 Panamera, the automaker has revealed new long-wheelbase models of the sedan and a new 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 engine for the entry-level Panamera and Panamera 4. They will be on display at next week's LA Auto Show.

The base V6 makes 330 horsepower, which is a 20-hp increase from the previous entry Panamera's naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6. The engine is paired with rear-wheel drive on the simply named Panamera, and all-wheel drive on the Panamera 4. Besides being more powerful than the outgoing motor, the engine is claimed to be more fuel efficient.

Porsche is also reintroducing a long-wheelbase body with the latest design on the Panamera 4, 4S, 4 E-Hybrid, and Turbo models. The Executive cars get a 5.9-inch wheelbase stretch compared to the regular models and come with an assortment of standard features, because luxury is obviously key with a chauffeur-ready model. Those items include a panoramic roof, adaptive rear suspension, a rear sunshade, and heated comfort seats. Opting for the Executive body with either the 4S or Turbo results in even more luxurious standard features, including soft-close doors and rear-axle steering, while the Turbo Executive also gets four-zone climate control, ambient lighting, and LED headlights.

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If those standard features aren't opulent enough, Executive models have an optional rear center console, which, depending on the market, can be fitted with two folding tables and a connection for a smartphone. There's also an option to get 10.1-inch displays integrated into the backs of the front seats, which can be detached and used as tablets outside of the car.

The Executive models use the same powertrains as their short-wheelbase counterparts, so the 4 gets the new entry V6, the 4S Executive features a 440-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, the 4 E-Hybrid Executive is powered by the 330-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 paired with a hybridized transmission, and the Turbo Executive has the monstrous 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 550 horsepower.

Choosing the longer wheelbase adds a different amount to each model since the equipment differs. Pricing starts at $86,050 for the base Panamera and then goes to $90,650 for the Panamera 4, $97,350 for the Panamera 4 Executive, and $105,150 for the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive. Porsche hasn't shared prices for the Panamera 4S Executive and Turbo Executive models yet.

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