The Porsche Panamera isn’t the best looking Porsche around. A limousine for the young at heart, the Panamera despite its awkward looks and slightly cramped interiors has been one of the favorites of many. For 2014, Porsche has launched a facelift of the Panamera with slight changes to the exterior.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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The Porsche Panamera isn’t the best looking Porsche around. A limousine for the young
at heart, the Panamera despite its awkward looks and slightly cramped interiors has
been one of the favorites of many. For 2014, Porsche has launched a facelift of the
Panamera with slight changes to the exterior.
It is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 with twin-turbochargers replacing the thirsty 4.8 litre V8.
The new engine delivers 416 bhp and 435 lb-ft. The new car’s highlight though is its
claimed fuel economy figure. Averaging 38.6 kmpl (!) it is the most economical Porsche
on sale today. The car can do 167 mph (268 kph) flat out while an 8-speed Tiptronic S
transmission harnesses the horses.
Sacrilege!” The launch of the Panamera had evoked a similar response too. However, it
was a foot in mouth case for the detractors as both these Porsches have continued to
outsell the legendary 911, Cayman, and Boxster - all put together. Keeping such
customers in mind, Porsche has launched the second-generation Panamera in India and
there are five models to choose from: The top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo, Panamera
GTS, Panamera Diesel, Panamera 4, and Panamera.
The Panamera Turbo produces 520 bhp from its V8 engine and has a top speed of
around 305 km/h and a company claimed fuel efficiency of 9.8 km/l.The new Panameras
come with the redeveloped Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox. The front
suspension has been tweaked as well and the new larger chassis mounts should offer
better comfort and more solidity.
The new Panamera have subtle changes on the outside as well – lines have become
tighter, contours are more pronounced now and body elements have also been
redesigned, rear windscreen has been widened and the spoiler has been made wider too;
all of this along with optional LED headlights complete the list.
The Sport Turismo has a combined fuel consumption is less than 3.5 litres per 100 km.
The drive system of the Panamera Sport Turismo is an advanced development of the
parallel full hybrid
The milled aluminium battery housing is mounted under the boot floor, which is made of
electrochromatic glass and reveals a view of the energy source illuminated in Acid Green
at the press of a button.
Starting today you can order the new Panamera from any of the eight authorised Porsche
Centres in India. Find more of latest cars on http://www.latestcarsindia.com/