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Beijing 2010 Preview: Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 to stage debut

Beijing 2010 Preview: Porsche Panamera and Panamera 4 to stage debut image

Text: / Photos: Porsche Press | posted February 19, 2010 14:32

Efficient, Light and Fast

Following the successful start of the Panamera into the market, Porsche, has expanded its range of models to include two new entry level variants. Both the Panamera and the Panamera 4 will be in the showrooms starting May 2010 as the new entry-level versions leading into Porsche's Gran Turismo model series.

Both models are powered by a brand-new 3.6-liter V6 featuring Direct Fuel Injection and developing maximum output of 300 bhp plus peak torque of 400 Nm/295 lb-ft. Following Porsche's nomenclature, the Panamera transmits its power to the road via the rear wheels, while the Panamera 4 comes as standard with active all-wheel drive.

The two new versions of Porsche's Gran Turismo are convincing examples of the Porsche Intelligent Performance consistent development strategy. Equipped with PDK Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (Porsche Double-Clutch Gearbox) and Auto Start Stop. Both models consume far less than 10 liters of fuel on 100 kilometers giving the Panamera a CO2 rating of just 213 g/km, the Panamera 4 an equally impressive 220 g/km. Both V6 versions of the Panamera fulfill the strict EU5 emission standard in Europe and the LEV standard in the United States.

The Panamera and Panamera 4 will be making their world debut at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2010. Both models will be entering the German market in May 2010 and are scheduled to enter the US market in June.