Today's post is on a very interesting new car the Porsche Panamera. Take a look at the picture above.....note the four doors. Yes, this is the first four door Porsche.....this appears to be a new trend with serious four door sports sedans.
It is interesting since this is a 2+2 rear drive hatchback....something I never thought would be manufactured by Porsche. Apparently, there is some room on the interior....this is quite a change for a Porsche. The cargo capacity is 15.6 cubic feet.....and 44 cubic feet if the rear seat is folded down.
The Panamera engines are a 300-hp V6 to the 500-hp turbocharged V-8. Apparently, a hybrid powertrain is also in development. The Turbo speed is 0-60 mph in four seconds....which is exceptional for any sedan. The transmissions are a six speed manual or the seven speed PDK automated manual is available.
An interesting feature with all PDK transmission equipped Panamera is the new Auto Start - Stop function that automatically turns the car of if at a stop, as long as the divers foot is on the brake.
The Panamera will have a the option of the 13 different color and material options for the interior, including four two tone combinations. A high end Burmester audio system will be available with 17 speakers and 1000 watts of power.
Pricing for the Porsche Panamera will be $89,000 USD, a Panamera 4S, which is 4 wheel drive, will run $93,800 USD and the Turbo runs $132,600 USD plus options. The Pamamera maybe subject to gas guzzler taxes.
I like the new Panamera....it is an attractive sports sedan with the speed credentials to match. It is pricey especially with the turbo model.