The Panamera range in New Zealand will expand mid-year to include two all new V6 variants — the rear drive Panamera and all-wheel drive Panamera 4.
The two new gran turismos will make their world debut at the Beijing International Motor Show in April, with the new models expected to join the V8 Panamera S, 4S and Turbo in New Zealand showrooms in late July. Both new models are powered by a brand-new 3.6-litre V6 engine with Direct Fuel Injection, developing 220 kW of power and 400 Nm of torque.
In keeping with Porsche’s Intelligent Performance strategy, performance and economy are working together. With the standard PDK Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe double-clutch gearbox and Auto Start Stop function, both models consume below 10 litres per 100 kilometres in the New European Driving Cycle: the Panamera a mere 9.3 L/100 kms and the Panamera 4 9.6 L/100 kms.
Optional 19-inch tyres with optimised roll resistance reduce these consumption figures by a further 0.2 L/100 kms, giving the Panamera a CO2 rating of just 213g/km, the Panamera 4 – 220 g/km. Both V6 versions of the Panamera fulfil the strict EU5 emission standard in Europe and the LEV standard in the United States.
The Panamera makes the use of lightweight construction. The axles, doors, hood, fenders and boot lid are all made of aluminium. The brand-new 90-degree V6 engine built at Porsche’s plant in Zuffenhausen is 30 kg lighter than the V8, contributing to the Panamera’s relative light weight of 1,730 kg for a large luxury four-door.
Final specification and pricing will be announced closer to the cars’ New Zealand on-sale date in late July.