Panamera is 4.97 m long, 1.93 m wide, 1.42 m tall and has a generous wheelbase of 2.92 m, enough to make all its four passengers feel very comfortable inside. There is also a boot that holds 450 l of luggage, but which can be increased to 1,500 l if the back seats are folded.
In order to make the driver feel good too, initially three engines will be offered: a 3.6-litre V6 with direct fuel injection, able to produce 300 bhp, a 4.8-litre V8, for the Panamera S, pumping out 400 bhp, and a turbo version of the same engine for Panamera Turbo, with an estimated output of 500 bhp. Aerodynamic resistance is only 0.29. All versions will have the dual-clutch PDK transmission available, with extra fast gear changes.
Porsche has also stated a Hybrid version, based on the V6 engine, will soon be offered and will present 350 bhp. Diesel versions are said to be absolutely excluded, but the same has been said for Cayenne and look what we have got now...
Panamera will be built in Leipzig, as well as Cayenne (didn't we say so?), with 20,000 units a year, at first, but a target of 50,000 for the future. The first ones to arrive will be Panamera S and Turbo, with the V6 scheduled for a little later. Of the total production, Porsche estimates 20% of them all will be Turbo units.
Source: Autotelegraaf.nl via AutoBlog and World Car Fans