2021 Porsche Panamera vs. 2021 BMW 7-Series

The 2021 Porsche Panamera is truly one super luxury car. This ranks at the top of the list simply because it has a powerful engine lineup plus it has a high-end interior. It also has a large cargo area. Its spacious cabin is one to watch out for.

The 2021 BMW 7-Series, on the other hand, is not as impressive as that of the Panamera. Despite having a lot of standard features and offering a strong engine performance, the ride has unreliable infotainment configurations.

Design & Style

One of the first things you will notice when you see Porsche Panamera is its sporty exterior. Add to this, you will notice how easy it is to get in and out of the ride. It is also blessed with a well-polished interior accentuated by the best materials one is looking for from a ride. Depending on the body style that you want, you get a total of four up to five seats, all of them well-cushioned and comfortable.

The BMW 7-Series also has ample space in the trunk, just enough to carry a couple of suitcases for that much-needed vacation. The front seat are cushiony with comfortable driving positions for the captain of the ride. Standard amenities design and style wise include leather upholstery, heated front armrests, a rear window sunshade, and a heated steering wheel. The rear seats are too tight for this ride though.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Panamera carries a 12.3-inch touch screen for its infotainment system. This is praised for responding promptly to user inputs. It supports Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi hot spot, 10-speaker stereo and HD radio, among others. For your safety, the car is packed with driver aids like lane keep assist, road sign recognition and lane departure warning. It is also equipped with a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.

When it comes to the BMW 7-Series, you will find some good and bad points technology wise. It has a reliable 10.2-inch touch screen that is capable of displaying crisp graphics, and easily responds to user inputs. The hand gesture recognition as well as its voice recognition systems are not as responsive though. They can misinterpret user inputs at times. Standard safety features include front and rear parking sensors, surround-view parking camera system, hands-free park assist, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot monitoring.


Promising a powerful engine lineup, the 2021 Porsche Panamera base variant can carry up to a maximum of 325 horsepower with its twin-turbo V6 setup. The Turbo S that carries a V8 is powerful enough to do the work of 620 horses.

Starting from a base turbo inline-six engine, the BMW 7-Series can generate up to 335 horsepower in terms of results. It operates smoothly but is not as powerful as the engines found in the Panamera.

The Bottom Line

Panamera is full of promises that it can fulfill. It meets the expectations of buyers. It is elegant from the inside to the outside, and it is powerful too. You have a user-friendly set of technologies that you can count on as well. It is better to purchase this over the 7-Series.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Panamera Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 Porsche Panamera worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2021 Porsche Panamera test drive.


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