Porsche Panamera
In the market for a new Porsche Panamera? Then check out the optional Burmester in-car entertainment system, yours for £3162

Burmester, the high-end German hi-fi brand, has just launched its purpose-built high-end surround-sound system for the Porsche Panamera.

The 16-speaker system has taken five years to develop and includes a 10in subwoofer, ribbon tweeters, and a combination of Class-A/B and Class-D amplifiers. The whole system weighs in at less than 12kg and harbours more than 1000W of power.

Besides standard adjustments for the system, Burmester has also included a number of sound presets so you can fine-tune the sound.

‘Symmetrical' produces the best listening experience for all four seats. ‘Live' creates the impression of being at a live concert. To compensate for any external noise, the built-in ‘Sound Conditioner' automatically adjusts the internal volume within the car.

So how much is the Burmester option? £3162. But when you consider the entry-level Panamera costs a smidgen just over £60,000 then this could be seen as money well spent.

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At yesterday's official launch we had a quick blast of a couple of test tracks and the initial signs were very promising.

We're planning to grab the keys to one of Porsche's press cars in the very near future, so keep your eyes peeled for the official What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision verdict.

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