Porsche Panamera to get base model V6

Porsche Panamera to get base model V6

Starting from May, fans of the big four-door gran turismo from Porsche will have the option of a more affordable and fuel efficient variant. The V6-powered Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 are set to debut on April 23 at the Beijing Motor Show before going on sale globally in the following weeks. The new non-S and non-turbo variants will be motivated by an updated 3.6-litre V6 engine that is shared with the next Cayenne and other Volkswagen Group vehicles.

Within the Panamera, the V6 unit will now produce 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That’s an increase of 10 hp and 22 lb-ft from the V6 in the current Cayenne. All V6-powered Panameras get Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox with drive torque going to the rear wheels or to all four corners in the Panamera 4.

Like the V8-powered Panameras, the V6 versions will also get automatic start-stop. Fuel economy numbers won’t be available until closer to the release date, but early rumours are that they will be impressive.

Starting from May, fans of the big four-door gran turismo from Porsche will have the option of a more affordable and fuel efficient variant. The V6-powered Panamera and all-wheel-drive Panamera 4 are set to debut on April 23 at the Beijing Motor Show before going on sale globally in the following weeks. The new non-S and non-turbo variants will be motivated by an updated 3.6-litre V6 engine that is shared with the next Cayenne and other Volkswagen Group vehicles.

Within the Panamera, the V6 unit will now produce 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That’s an increase of 10 hp and 22 lb-ft from the V6 in the current Cayenne. All V6-powered Panameras get Porsche’s seven-speed PDK dual clutch gearbox with drive torque going to the rear wheels or to all four corners in the Panamera 4.

Like the V8-powered Panameras, the V6 versions will also get automatic start-stop. Fuel economy numbers won’t be available until closer to the release date, but early rumours are that they will be impressive.

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